Toby Yerburgh

Collyer Bristow

Head of family law at Collyer Bristow, Toby Yerburgh, concentrates on international, high value and complex domestic divorce litigation including jurisdiction disputes, pre- and post-nuptial contracts and disputes regarding children. Over the last 12 months, he has seen an increase… Read More

Ayesha Vardag


Founded by Ayesha Vardag in 2005 (‘initially from the spare room of my Islington home’), Vardags has grown into one of the country’s most prolific law firms. It is known for its confident, forceful approach and counts industrial magnates, sports… Read More

Julia Stanczyk

Miles Preston & Co

Senior partner Julia Stanczyk has been with Miles Preston & Co since it opened its doors in 1994, having previously been in partnership with the other two founding partners at a Westminster firm. There was never a doubt in her… Read More

Barbara Reeves

Mishcon de Reya

‘Tough and thorough’, peers admire the grit and determination of Mishcon de Reya’s ‘sharp and straight-talking’ partner. From surrogacy to same sex-partnerships, Reeves advises on all aspects of private family law, with a particular interest in cases involving legal legal… Read More

Susan Philipps

Alexiou Fisher Philipps

A ‘phenomenally bright, tactically astute family law solicitor with remarkable intuition’, according to market authorities, AFP’s co-founding partner Susan Philipps is an experienced lawyer who acts across the full breadth of family and matrimonial matters (they also describe her as… Read More

Simon McKirgan


A ‘first class family lawyer with excellent client and case management skills’, according to at least one happy client, Vardags’ senior director Simon McKirgan works on the firm’s divorce cases involving the greatest assets. Experienced across a wide range of… Read More

Rhiannon Lewis

Dawson Cornwell

A family law veteran with over 36 years’ experience, Rhiannon Lewis specialises in separation, divorce, financial claims and settlements, frequently of an international nature. Probed for the latest trends, she points to the ‘inconsistency in family law tribunals — especially… Read More

Jeremy Levison

Levison Meltzer Pigott

A lawyer with a ‘wealth of knowledge and experience that can’t be beaten,’ according to peers, Levison has been going to bat for divorcing HNWs for over 40 years. A co-founder of the firm and the International Academy of Family… Read More

Sam Longworth


An integral member of Stewarts’ top-set family team for the past ten years, partner Sam Longworth is proud of its ‘longstanding place as the standout firm for high value, international, complex divorce work in London’. 2017 has been especially busy,… Read More

Deborah Jeff


‘ I love the insight into people’s lives, how and why they have ended up needing my help and then strategising a way out of it for them. It’s constantly challenging and plays to my creative side while still applying… Read More