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Family

Liz Vernon, who is the Head of Department, has a broad range of experience including financial cases involving divorce, unmarried couples and cases with international elements. In addition, she handles complex private Children Law matters.

 

One source considers her to be “A formidable individual of the highest intellect, with great judgment” (Chambers & Partners 2018 Guide to the Legal Profession).  In addition, she has been described as “very hardworking and does everything that she can to further her clients’ cases.  She knows the law inside and out and shows great attention to detail” (The Legal 500 2018).  She leads an extremely experienced and highly skilled team of family lawyers.  

Clintons is well known for taking an innovative approach and creating tailored solutions to suit each client, carefully taking their individual needs and issues into account.  We will provide the highest standard of professional representation whilst being entirely supportive on a personal level during what we know can be a very difficult time.

Approach

We are here to fight our clients’ corner and, where necessary, we do not hesitate to seek the assistance of the courts.  We have a breadth and depth of experience in guiding cases through litigation at all levels and at all stages.  However, we recognise that it is preferable and certainly more cost effective if cases can be resolved without litigation, so we also regularly take cases through alternative dispute resolution processes including mediation, collaborative law and arbitration. We only resort to litigation if we are sure that there is no viable alternative.  

Marriage and civil partnership breakdown

Clintons has a wealth of experience in dealing with the financial consequences of marriage and civil partnership breakdowns.  We regularly advise on complex cases involving businesses and trusts, both in this jurisdiction and internationally.  Where appropriate we can call upon associated experts with whom we work regularly, both here and in other countries, to provide sound support and robust solutions.

Relationship breakdown – unmarried couples

The breakdown of these increasingly common relationships raises important and complex legal issues in relation to children and property.  We provide a specialist service in relation to these issues which is supported by a depth of experience unrivalled in our profession.  We also advise on cohabitation agreements to minimise any negative impact in the event of a possible future breakdown of the relationship.

Pre-nuptial agreements

As the instances of divorce rises, couples often seek to agree before they marry what might happen if the relationship were to come to an end.  We are regularly involved in drafting and advising on pre-nuptial agreements to try to ensure that our clients will be properly protected for the future.  We are also experienced in dealing with post-nuptial agreements for couples who wish to regulate their financial affairs after marriage.

Children

We specialise in advising on the difficult and emotive issues concerning children both during and after divorce.  All of our practitioners have a great deal of experience in this area and understand the importance of dealing sensitively with these issues while at the same time acting effectively to ensure the best possible outcome. We always strive to keep the best interests of the children at the centre of the work we do.

Specialists in this field

Contact.

London

Clintons

55 Drury Lane

Covent Garden

London

WC2B 5RZ

United Kingdom

Clintons, a Partnership, is Authorised and Regulated in the United Kingdom by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, number 00045165

Los Angeles

Clintons LLP

1726 Whitley Avenue

Hollywood

Los Angeles

California, 90028

United States

Clintons LLP is a California registered Limited Liability Partnership formed under the laws of California and registered with the State Bar of California with Certificate Number 56108