"Payne Hicks Beach are arguably the strongest family law firm in the country, providing enviable strength in depth in both financial and private children law areas" Chambers UK
Payne Hicks Beach is one of the country's leading family law firms.
Family law is an increasingly complex area and requires a demanding set of skills. An experienced and intelligent analysis of complex financial circumstances - often international - is needed, together with a sensitive and authoritative approach to guide clients and obtain the best possible outcomes through this difficult time. Given the nature of our clients, we understand the importance of preserving their confidentiality and exercising discretion at all times.
Members of the department belong to Resolution (a national organisation of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce, separation and other family problems), the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (which provides an international network of top matrimonial lawyers) and the head of our family department sits as a Deputy District Judge on family matters and is a qualified Arbitrator. Our unrivalled experience in the field gives us the ability to access advice and assistance from other exceptional practitioners world-wide.
Both Chambers UK and HNW guides and also The Legal 500 UK recognise that the department frequently advises in some of the most high-value and high-profile matrimonial finance cases in the market, including cases involving complex international aspects, and also that it has a great pedigree in high-end prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
The Legal 500 UK describes the team as "stellar" and writes that the team provides "an unrivalled service that is discreet and client-focused, and it has an extremely clever team with some of the biggest names in London family law: it is an extraordinarily impressive firm". Chambers & Partners UK comments " a platinum edged service - they are extremely well run with top quality from top to bottom, a really classy operation". Chambers further praises the department saying "they are obviously a heavyweight practice: the place exudes gravitas".
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