Monthly Archives: September 2017


Questioning jurisdiction and property in Birch v Birch

Birch v Birch queries when it might be appropriate to release litigants from undertakings where this is tantamount to a property adjustment order... Read More
Edie Windsor

The estate tax dispute that helped usher in equal marriage rights: A look at...

The late Ms Windsor has been widely praised for paving the way for the nationwide legalisation of same-sex marriage in the United States.... Read More
scales money

Hart v Hart [2017]: needs and ‘mingled assets’

In Hart v Hart , the Court of Appeal has again reaffirmed that the parties' needs is the fundamental factor when considering how much... Read More
Hindu woman's hands

Indian Supreme Court decides Hindu couples no longer have to wait 6 months to...

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the six-month ‘cooling-off’ period for Hindu couples seeking a divorce is not mandatory but directory.... Read More

Le Tour de Vardags

In support of Intermission Youth Theatre, Vardags is embarking upon one of our most ambitious challenges yet. Introducing Le Tour de Vardags: a fundraising... Read More
Mature couple on a yacht

How are inherited assets treated in financial remedy proceedings?

It is clear that younger generations are finding it difficult to get on the property ladder, while their parents are sitting on comparatively large assets.... Read More
Necklace with the Star of David on a girl's hand.

New York woman who lost custody of her children over a religious upbringing clause...

A former Hasidic mother from Brooklyn has regained custody of her three children two years after a judge ruled that she had violated a... Read More

International Family Law Arbitration Scheme launched to cut costs and length of forum disputes

Early this week, the 16th Australian Family Law Conference, meeting in Fiji, launched the International Family Law Arbitration Scheme (IFLAS).... Read More

Can your parents’ marital status affect your legal rights?

Last week, a 21-year-old Lancashire man received a letter from the Home Office informing him that that he had "no lawful basis to be... Read More
John Oxley on BBC Two

John Oxley discusses Rooney divorce rumours on Victoria Derbyshire show, BBC Two

This morning, Vardags barrister John Oxley and Caroline Frost, a showbiz journalist, were called to the BBC 2 studio to speak to Victoria Derbyshire... Read More

You may be eligible for a litigation loan

If your spouse controls the family finances, you may be worried about how to find the money for your legal fees during a divorce. But this need not prevent you from accessing the best legal advice to fight for what you deserve. 

Whether you and your spouse built-up your fortune during your marriage, you married someone who already had money or you have had a child with someone with money, it is likely that you are entitled to very significant assets or income. But accessing this wealth now that you are separated may be difficult, restricting your ability to afford the very best legal representation for you and your family during your divorce.

What options are available to fund my case?

If your spouse is not prepared to pay your divorce fees, you may be eligible for a litigation loan. This specific type of lending allows you to secure any assets that you or your partner have, such as your former matrimonial home, against a loan that will cover your legal fees. This loan is then paid back at the end of the case.

A litigation loan is rigorous and transparent, and will grant you access to a top divorce lawyer who will ensure that you get your fair share. Vardags is experienced in securing litigation funding for its high net worth clients and has strong relationships with a select pool of the very best funders around. We also know when best to apply, and exercise careful judgement in determining when to pursue claims.

Vardags are ready to help

Vardags can advise in detail on the options available at your first consultation. We offer a free initial consultation, without obligation, to clients who have family assets greater than £1 million or income of greater than £150,000 per annum. Please call our confidential enquiry line on 020 7205 5792 to arrange your consultation — it’s never too early or too late to take expert legal advice. 


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Qualifying Individuals

Vardags specialise in cases involving high net worth individuals, their families and their companies.  Free consultations are offered for clients with net assets in excess of £2million or involved in other high value disputes.
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*Free consultation for qualifying individuals. We do not undertake legal aid work but there are often other ways to fund your case. We do not act on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis in civil disputes.

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*Free consultation for qualifying individuals. We do not undertake legal aid work but there are often other ways to fund your case. We do not act on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis in civil disputes.

Call Vardags London: 020 7404 9390

Our confidential enquiry lines are staffed 24 hours a day, every day of the year.