Monthly Archives: February 2018

Houses of parliament

Heterosexual civil partnerships bill reaches second reading

A bill to create equal civil partnerships has had its second reading in the House of Commons on the 2nd of February 2018.... Read More

Love at first stride: an interview with Vardags Equestrian’s Ahmad Mansour

Having started off 2018 with a leap and a bound, we decided to interview Ahmad to find out a bit more about his horse-riding career.... Read More

Robert Conway appears on ITV News to discuss campaign to criminalise ‘upskirting’

Robert Conway was invited onto ITV news with Lucrezia Millarini this lunchtime to discuss a young woman's campaign to make 'upskirting' a sexual offence. Gina Martin... Read More
Wedding dinner by the sea. Wedding banquet at the sea. Donja Lastva, Montenegro, Tivat.

Churches, submarines and aquariums: where can I have a legal marriage ceremony?

In recent years cheaper airfare and pricier ceremonies have led to a rise in exotic and fanciful venues for civil weddings... Read More

High Court order protects six year old from the risk of FGM

This case concerned whether a FGMPO or a PSO ought to be made to protect a six-year-old girl living in the UK, from the risk of FGM in Guinea.... Read More

What does Bermuda’s repeal of gay marriage mean for same-sex spouses?

Last week, Governor of Bermuda John Rankin signed into assent the Domestic Partnership Act 2017, making the British Overseas Territory the first ever jurisdiction... Read More
johnny hallyday

French rock’n’roller Johnny Hallyday’s adult children fight over €100m inheritance

It has emerged that Johnny Hallyday left his entire fortune to his fourth wife, Laeticia Hallyday, resulting in open outcry from his two adult children... Read More
Pregnant woman holding bump, close-up

A brief history of surrogacy law in the UK

In 1985, the birth of ‘Baby Cotton’ came with a very different kind of fanfare than that usually enjoyed by the family of a newborn... Read More

Kathryn Mason analyses the treatment of premarital pension contributions on divorce in Family Law...

Vardags solicitor Kathryn Mason graces the pages of this February's Family Law journal, in a review of the court's approach to pension assets acquired prior to... Read More
Little boy

85% of parents with a family-based child maintenance arrangement say it works well

Key statistics have been released by the DWP, concerning the child maintenance arrangements of those families who have had contact with the Child Maintenance... 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.

Call Vardags London: 020 7404 9390

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