Family and matrimonial issues require a particular set of skills and sensitivity to help clients see clearly the choices they face and to understand both what is possible and what is desirable.
With our partner-led service we can advise on all aspects of family and matrimonial law, whether parties are married or cohabiting. This will include the financial implications, procedures to be followed during a separation or divorce and arrangements for the family’s children.
The right tactical advice can be crucial, particularly when dealing with claims of a significant value, or claims with an international element. The need to move quickly can be imperative when determining the jurisdiction in which a divorce and financial claim should be brought. We are also able, if necessary, to protect the family assets from dissipation by swift reference to the court.
Our approach, while always alert to the sensitivities of family relationships, is pragmatic and commercial and we are not afraid to give clear guidance and advice and to protect our client’s interests through court proceedings where necessary.
Issues relating to children are particularly sensitive and they increasingly have an international dimension. We work with clients to secure the best outcome, for the children and for the client. Beyond conventional family matters we also offer advice on:
In addition to advising on relationship breakdowns, our team provides advice on forward planning asset protection, including pre and post-nuptial agreements. We are supported by lawyers in other specialist areas who advise on issues including:
Examples of the work we undertake include:
Clients range from entrepreneurs, HNW individuals, accountants, medical professionals, investment bankers and financiers, beneficiaries of both offshore and onshore trusts, high profile actors and sportspeople, authors and designers.
Teresa Cullen of Fladgate LLP deals with contentious divorce litigation for a high net worth client base, in addition to her mediation practice. Market sources consider her to be “outstandingly good” and to possess a “deep knowledge of legal matters but also the necessary understanding of the client’s particularities”.
Teresa Cullen is an established family practitioner at Fladgate LLP whose expertise covers both money and private children work. She offers particular experience in divorces involving a cross-border element.
Fladgate LLP fields ‘a knowledgeable team that adopts a personal approach to meet each client’s needs’, and is experienced in international divorces and high-value financial claims. Teresa Cullen is ‘the driving force in the team’; she has ‘a superb bedside manner with clients but can equally be robust when putting their cases forward’.
Teresa Cullen of Fladgate LLP deals with contentious divorce litigation for a high net worth client base, in addition to her mediation practice. Market sources consider her to be “outstandingly good” and to possess a “deep knowledge of legal matters but also the necessary understanding of the client’s particularities.”
Teresa Cullen “always does her best for every client” and is particularly recommended for “international cases with complex issues of law and fact”.
Fladgate LLP is singled out for its ‘excellent handling of high-net-worth finance and private children law matters’. Teresa Cullen ‘looks after her clients very well’.
Excellent and client-driven with senior partners leading from the front in the management and delivery of advice.
Fladgate LLP recently started a family law team, and has brought on board “respected family law practitioner” Teresa Cullen.