Corporate Social Responsibility

Vardags’ legal work is focused on life-changing outcomes for our clients, but we believe that we should do our very best to improve the world beyond our cases. Our values reflect this belief.

Our values: fairness and families

Vardags believes in fairness and families. Both inside and outside the courtroom, Vardags fights for reforms to the law which celebrate personal autonomy and allow people to enter into marriage on terms which suit them and modern society – strengthening the millennia old institution.

Vardags broke new ground in Radmacher, overturning centuries of legal paternalism to allow parties to enter into enforceable prenuptial agreements. Since then, the firm has used its prominence to support further reforms to marriage and divorce law.

Members of Vardags regularly appear in the press, arguing in favour of ‘no fault’ divorce to take needless acrimony out of an already painful experience. Vardags have also continued to highlight the scourge of deceit and non-disclosure in financial proceedings, supporting greater sanctions for parties who lie to their spouses and to the court.

Vardags also believe in responsible and involved parenting. As a firm, we support and facilitate all types of families. We believe that all parents have a right to spend time with their children and a duty to be involved in their upbringing. When a relationship between parents ends, it is vital that they find ways to co-parent, step-parent and support the development of their children. Vardags push for changes to the law which facilitate this.

Vardags also believe that people should be educated about the law and what it might mean for their family. Just as we believe in autonomy, we believe that people should be fully informed about their legal rights. As a firm, we work to discuss family law in the press, highlighting the need for reform and the current status of the law to ensure that the general public can make mature and informed decisions about their family and their lives.

Our values: equality and excellence

We believe in equality and excellence. Vardags believe that when the very best people are given the very best opportunities they will excel, regardless of their gender or background. Vardags works to foster to such an environment for high achievement and to encourage others to do so too.

Vardags have introduced pioneering approaches to maternity, paternity, and childcare to ensure that new parents are never side-lined or side-tracked. We do not force our employees to choose between careers and children, but instead relish the perspective and compassionate leadership that mothers and fathers can bring. We regularly encourage others to follow our lead and work to make the legal profession far friendlier for parents.

Outside of the office, we continue to support an even playing field. Vardags have promoted and sponsored mixed and women’s polo teams, with Ayesha Vardag speaking to the media about encouraging women in a traditionally male dominated game.

Vardags also believes that financial background should not hold people back from excelling in the law. Through the introduction of a bespoke graduate training programme, those starting their careers can benefit from earning a real salary throughout their training period. This means that, wherever they have started, the most able can reach the very top.

Vardags also believes that quality jobs and elite representation should not be focused exclusively in London. By expanding nationwide, Vardags sought to bring their expertise to regions of the country often ignored by other firms. This has brought high quality representation to these areas as well as the opportunity for great lawyers to work on top cases without the need to relocate.

Our values: giving back

Vardags believes in giving back. We cultivate an ethos of social responsibility amongst its entire staff. From bike rides to Bake-Offs, the firm’s staff regularly raises funds for a range of charities, supported and facilitated by the firm.

Vardags is also a significant benefactor of the charity Children with Cancer via its participation in the annual Opera at Syon project which Children with Cancer organises.  The Chairman, Ayesha Vardag, is a member of the Opera at Syon Committee and the firm assists the event by way of organisational time contribution on the Committee and also by way of purchasing numerous tickets for the event and providing auction prizes.

Vardags also sponsored and participated heavily in the organisation of the Hampshire Festival of Music of the Golden Age. The firm has a strong tradition of music and musicians within its ranks. It teamed up with Spin-out strategy and Forte Financial for a charitable concert that promoted early music, bringing renaissance and baroque music into one of the great private homes of Hampshire. The ticketed event raised significant funds both for St Johns Ambulance and for the repairs to one of the local churches.

The Vardags team turned up to the event in force to serve guests drinks and canapés and to entertain them during an evening that was an overall social salon experience than a mere concert.  The firm, working with the Director of Spin-out strategy, Stephen Bence, himself a musician, took pains to ensure that the musicians involved were not only world class but also young and inspiring.

The event was a huge success and it is the firm’s intention to assist with the organisation of more of these. The firm designed a website for the event as well as co-sponsoring payment for musicians and for light supper refreshments for the ticketed guests.

For more on the Vardags’ team’s individual contributions to charitable causes, please visit our team pages.

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.