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Rebecca Christie

Rebecca Christie

Associate

I have considerable experience in all areas of family law and I have acted for a wide variety of clients throughout the UK and abroad, but especially cases that require substantial client care. I also have expertise in art and cultural property law.

About

I specialise in divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships; complex financial issues associated with the breakdown of a relationship; matters relating to children, often with an international element, and nuptial agreements. My aim is to provide clear, sensible advice and take great care of my clients by pro-actively working through technical legal problems to achieve the best possible result.

I have written for The Times, The Observer, The Financial Times Advisor, and Spear's Magazine on topics of national interest relating to family law including cases concerning emotional abuse, with particular reference to gas lighting and coercive control. In addition, I have expertise in dealing with clients whose assets either include or relate to agriculture including dynastic family wealth and farming incomes. As a member of the Agricultural Law Association, I addressed the Association's Annual Conference on 'Divorce and Farming', and I have written several articles on the subject for The Law Society Gazette and Thomson Reuters' Practical Law.

In addition to family law, I also have expertise in art and cultural property law. I am the chair of the Next Generation Committee for the Professional Advisers to the International Art Market (PAIAM - www.paiam.org), a member of Art Resolve and an Academician Friend of the Royal Academy in London.

Expertise

We support high net worth individuals and families, both in the UK and internationally, in identifying and then implementing the arrangements that best suit their individual needs.


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Our partner-led team advise both married and cohabiting couples whether at the start or end of a relationship. We are experienced at identifying issues at an early stage, whether it relates to finances or children, and provide focussed advice which is tailor made to your situation.

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Working closely with clients to anticipate and deal with their business risks and objectives, we utilise the skills of a team of lawyers who are experienced in all types of dispute resolution. Our multi-national, bi-lingual team enables us to service clients wherever they are in the world while achieving the best results for their business.

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Combing wide-ranging expertise and a deep understanding of the international art market, we are able to identify and deliver commercially informed, pragmatic solutions for our clients.

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Experience

  • Advising on complex, multifaceted financial remedy applications involving trust assets, family wealth or inheritance.
  • Advising on divorces with an international element, including jurisdiction races in Dubai and Russia, and cross border matrimonial disputes.
  • Advising on family law cases where family and criminal issues need to be considered in tandem.
  • Pre and postnuptial agreements.
  • Advising on all issues concerning the arrangements for children, particularly cases involving parental alienation, developmental disorders such as autism, relocation within or outside of England and Wales (also known as leave to remove) and financial provision for children.

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