Yearly Archives: 2017

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Preventing the presumption of child contact for violent parents: Cobb J amends Practice Direction...

Mr Justice Cobb has called for revisions to Practice Direction 12J as part of a wider effort to make the family justice system safer... Read More

Outrage continues as Russia’s bill to soften domestic violence laws approaches second reading

Women’s rights groups are protesting against Russia’s recent move to decriminalise domestic violence. The bill breezed through its first reading with 386 votes to... Read More
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A status update on Law Commission proposals from the MoJ

On Thursday 12 January, the Ministry of Justice published their 2015-2016 'Report on the implementation of Law Commission proposals'. The report, covering the period... Read More

Digitised divorce: can a computer replace a solicitor?

According to PwC, the installation of advanced technology is a key concern among legal professionals. Ranging from artificial intelligence through to streamlined billing management,... Read More
Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman involved in vicious custody battle

On Friday, Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson arrived at Manhattan Supreme Court to decide on custody arrangements for their four-year-old daughter, Luna. The Kill... Read More
What is private divorce

Private divorce: what is it, who does it, and is it right for you?

After months of public disputes, accusations, and rumours, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have announced that they will settle their divorce in private. The... Read More

Family law courts’ war on terror: the growing issue of child radicalisation

Yesterday morning, the parents of ‘Jihadi Jack’, John Letts and Sally Lane, arrived for their trial at the Old Bailey. Their 20-year-old son is... Read More

Manchester office nominated for best family law team at Manchester Legal Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce that our fabulous Manchester team have been nominated as finalists for Best Legal Team in family law at the Manchester... Read More
Antonia Barker, Solicitor

Vardags solicitor Antonia Barker features in Family Law Journal

Last October, we reported on our success in the case of Al-Baker v Al-Baker , in which Vardags secured what is thought to be... Read More
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Family Law: What to expect in 2017

As we look to the year ahead, we consider what change should come about in the coming months and beyond. The will-changes ‘De-linking’ divorce and financial... 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.