Vardags began in 2005 with Ayesha Vardag looking to bring the discipline she developed from a career with a Magic Circle law firm and the Bar to the world of family law.
The firm has now built an enviable reputation as the home of life-changing, law-making divorce and family litigation for high (HNW) and ultra high net worth (UHNW) cases.
Whether representing wives or husbands, Ayesha and her handpicked HNW team of the best and brightest family lawyers use their innovation and intellect to advance the law and get results. Since 2005, the firm has enjoyed exponential growth and has been involved in the most important cases of the last decade.
Ayesha won the 2010 Supreme Court case of Radmacher v Granatino, reversing several centuries of legal tradition and making prenuptial agreements effective in England for the first time. This was a landmark result in British legal history but is just one of the firm’s many successes.
Taking charge of the long-running case of Young v Young just before the final hearing, Vardags obtained a £25 million award against supposedly bankrupt Scot Young, as well as the largest costs order ever made in the family courts.
In Al-Baker v Al-Baker, we obtained the longest ever committal to prison for non-disclosure and the largest ever financial award made following an overseas divorce. Our efforts for former Miss Malaysia, Pauline Chai, saw her win the right to have her case heard in the English courts, paving the way for an anticipated award of several hundred million pounds.
Outside of the limelight, we have diligently and discreetly achieved life-transforming results for countless clients.
Vardags offer a unique approach to the law, specially tailored to the needs of HNW individuals. We offer City-quality representation for your divorce and family law needs. Our lawyers come from the very best universities and receive the very best training - they are determined, diligent, and dedicated to getting the very best outcome for you.
Our in-house forensic financial team, headed by former KPMG accountant Katharine Anderson, combines legal knowledge with commercial understanding. Our team can trace international assets, engage critically with valuation and liquidity reports, and ensure that you come to court with the very best advice and evidence available.
Following our success in the family law field, we want to be the ultimate destination for all your needs as a high net worth individual. Our criminal and civil litigation lawyers are experts in their fields and can help you with the legal difficulties that you face.
After over a decade of innovation and industry, Vardags is the best place for your legal needs. Whether you are facing divorce, criminal charges, or a business dispute, our expertise and experience will help you to get the very best outcome and return to focus on the things you do best.
While Vardags’ legal work is focused on life-changing outcomes for our clients, our values also reflect a belief that we should do our very best to improve the world beyond our cases.
Vardags is one of the UK’s leading divorce law firms. We specialise in complex, high net worth and international cases. The Legal 500 has said of Vardags: “The team is noted for its sheer intellect”
Vardags is among the leading family law firms in the UK. Our solicitors specialise in complex cases for high net worth individuals, including international child relocation, child abduction, and prenuptial agreements. The Legal 500 has said that "clients feel in totally safe hands" with Vardags' Children & Family lawyers.
Our reputation and privacy team, headed by top media lawyer Alex McCready, works in and out of the public eye on cases involving defamation, privacy and reputation management. We provide expert advice and representation across the full range of reputation and privacy related matters, including crisis management, emergency injunctions and actions against online and new media.
Our criminal defence team is led by top criminal defence lawyer Rob Conway. Vardags is a successful and rapidly-growing law firm with an outstanding reputation for winning cases.
Vardags is a top property law firm with expertise in complex and high-value cases. We pride ourselves on our discrete and thorough approach and premium client experience. Our team is led by the highly respected and renowned property lawyer James Bunker.
Vardags is a top law firm with a trailblazing fertility and surrogacy department. We have had success with some of the most groundbreaking cases of the last decade in the High Court, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court, with rulings that have changed the law. Vardags remains at the cutting edge of fertility law, pushing for further improvement of the outdated legislation in place in Britain.
Led by the vastly experienced Frank Ryan, a lawyer who “delivers results, time and again, often with devastating effect”, Vardags’ civil litigation team is renowned for its nous and its consistent ability to deliver results.
Vardags is a top professional negligence law firm with expertise in complex and substantial claims. You may have seen our name in the press as our clients are often very high profile. Equally we settle many claims entirely out of the public eye. Our team is led by top professional negligence lawyer, Frank Ryan, who has over 30 years of experience across a range of professional negligence cases.
Vardags’ top employment team represents high net worth individuals and companies in substantial employment disputes. We are a firm with an exceptional record of representing clients in matters including unfair dismissal, workplace discrimination, and in the transfer of contracts under TUPE.
Vardags' wills and trusts team has the specific expertise to cater to the wills and trusts needs of high-net-worth and high-profile individuals. Richard Todd QC, Leading Counsel for Yasmin Prest said of Vardags: “a note to acknowledge your firm’s pivotal role in achieving such an outstanding result in the recent Supreme Court case of Petrodel v Prest”.