Matthew Humphries


An energetic and engaging young partner rising quickly through the ranks of family law, Matthew Humphries is an expert in resolving complex financial claims on family breakdown. He specialises in representing HNWs and their spouses, frequently in cases involving intricate… Read More

David Hodson

The International Family Law Group LLP

An experienced lawyer, mediator and arbitrator, IFLG’s joint founding partner David Hodson is proud of his firm’s first decade. ‘We were the world’s first practice looking after the interests of international families and their children, combining lawyers, mediators and arbitrators…. Read More

Alison Hayes

Levison Meltzer Pigott

Alison Hayes describes her route into family law as ‘very bland’, saying she fell into it accidentally rather than by any personal design. ‘I probably thought I’d be an entertainment lawyer — but I did a seat in family law… Read More

Charmaine Hast

Wedlake Bell

A veteran of big-money divorce for over 35 years in South Africa and London, Charmaine Hast is highly regarded among peers. A QC calls her ‘an outstanding practitioner, hard as nails when it counts, soft as a feather when needed’,… Read More

Sara Hannell

Alexiou Fisher Philipps

An experienced and respected lawyer with an international clientele, Sara Hannell knows Brexit’s impact. ‘International families are feeling less settled and less welcome in the UK,’ she says. ‘Some Middle Eastern clients have become less willing to base themselves in… Read More

Teertha Gupta


Teertha Gupta specialises in complex cases involving children, including international relocation, cross border parental abduction, and surrogacy. He’s extended his caseload into adult representation for those accused of forced marriage or spousal abandonment. Gupta took silk six years ago, and… Read More

Mark Freedman

Osbornes Law

Osbornes’ managing partner Mark Freedman is clear why HNWs should choose his firm: ‘A first class service from a team of lawyers who are ranked as a leading family department in London, and who hold external accreditations of excellence.’ Freedman recently… Read More

Pauline Fowler

Hughes Fowler Carruthers

Pauline Fowler began specialising in family law in 1985 and, after 16 years at BWB, co-founded HFC with Frances Hughes and Alex Carruthers in 2001, rapidly establishing the practice as ‘the go-to niche family law practice in London’. Fowler does… Read More

Jane Craig

Penningtons Manches

A seasoned solicitor with 35 years’ experience, Penningtons Manches’ family law head Jane Craig is respected for her prowess in high-value divorce and separation cases. She also specialises in resolving complex disputes over children’s arrangements and high-value Schedule 1 financial… Read More

Richard Collins

Charles Russell Speechlys

The internet has enabled people to conduct their own pre-divorce research: a mixed blessing, believes Richard Collins. ‘People will come in and tell you 20 points and three of them are relevant from a legal point of view,’ he says…. Read More