Is London still the ‘divorce capital of the world’? It’s a firm ‘yes’ from Suzanne Todd at Withers, who adds that the characteristics of the English legal system that put London at the top of the jurisdiction pile remain in place.
She believes London firms benefit from the ‘expectation’ that our discretionary system in deciding what is fair will produce an award that is ‘more bespoke’ and ‘ultimately more generous to the weaker party’.
Todd tells Spear’s of a growing number of family law cases where the woman is the breadwinner. To help tackle these issues, she adds that Withers promotes gender equality: ‘More than 40 per cent of our partners worldwide are female.’
A skilled communicator, Todd also contributes to the national press.