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10 June 2020

The Spear’s Family Law Index 2020: Fiona Shackleton, Rebecca Cockcroft, Philip McGuirk, Ben Parry-Smith

Fiona ShackletonRebecca CockcroftPhilip McGuirk and Ben Parry-Smith from our leading Family department are listed in The Spear’s Family Law Index 2020 as top family and divorce specialist lawyers, first published in Spear’s Magazine online and in the May/June 2020 edition.

The Spear’s Family Index 2020 identifies the very best providers of professional services to the high net worth audience. Comprehensive, authoritative and indispensible, this is the definitive list of the top HNW advisers in Britain working in family law and we are delighted to see Fiona, Rebecca, Philip and Ben listed. This updated index forms the core of the Spear’s 500, the bible of HNW advisers.

Fiona Shackleton is listed as a “Top Flight Family Lawyer” and ranked “outstanding in field” with a focus on "UHNW cases". Spear’s writes “We asked members of the 2020 edition of our Family Law Index to say who they would instruct in their own – hypothetical – divorce.  In reply, her name was uttered more than any other.  One observer remarks that she is ‘probably the greatest family lawyer of all time’”.  Spear’s further describes Fiona as a "Britain's most feared and revered divorce lawyer...it’s just not Spear’s saying this, but her peers in the profession too". 

Rebecca Cockcroft is listed as a “Top Recommended Family Lawyer” and ranked “outstanding in field” with a focus on "high value remedies". 

Philip McGuirk is listed as a “Top Recommended Family Lawyer” and ranked “outstanding in field” with a focus on "high value remedies".

Ben Parry-Smith is listed as a "Rising Star" and ranked as a "Young Turk" with a focus on "high value remedies".

Click below to read the full profiles for Fiona, Rebecca, Philip and Ben as first published in The Spear's Family Law Index 2020


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