About us

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-changing divorce and family litigation for high and ultra high net worth cases.

Whether representing wives or husbands, Ayesha and her handpicked 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 family law, specially tailored to the needs of high net worth cases. 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 McKinsey consultant Dr Stephen Bence, 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.

We offer a free consultation to qualifying individuals. Please call our confidential enquiry line on 020 7404 9390 or email us. Lines are staffed 24 hours.

It’s never too early or too late to take expert advice. Find out why.

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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10 Old Bailey London, EC4M 7NG


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King Street Manchester, M2 4WU


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87 Canon Street Winchester, SO23 9JQ


+44 207 404 9390

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10 Old Bailey London, EC4M 7NG

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.
24 Hour Emergency Legal Representation. Call Vardags London: 020 7404 9390
If you need a lawyer immediately because a person has been taken into custody or involved in an incident, Vardags can provide emergency legal cover at any time. We offer a swift response in person, anywhere in London or within the M25. Outside that area we may still be able to help. Call our confidential 24 hour enquiry line for immediate help.If you have been arrested or you are the subject of a dawn raid we strongly recommend you have a lawyer present in order to advise you on your options in dealing with police and other investigating bodies and to ensure your rights are protected. Note that we normally charge £350 per hour including travel time and our fees in connection with emergency legal services will usually be a minimum of £2,000 + VAT.
*All enquiries are completely confidential. We do not handle Legal Aid cases. Our lawyers do not undertake criminal work on a no win, no fee basis.

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Call Vardags London: 020 7404 9390

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Our confidential enquiry line is staffed 24 hours a day.

*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.