Expert Advice

Vardags offer expert advice for high income and high net worth clients. We produce life-changing results for our clients, challenging the law when necessary. Whether you are considering starting a case, or in proceedings and not sure that it is going the right way, we can meet with you and give you the advice you need.

Our clients often tell us that they wish they had taken advice from us earlier in the process in one of the following scenarios:

I’m not sure if I’m ready to get divorced

We often hear from our clients that they wish they had taken advice earlier. They have been reluctant to speak with lawyers while making up their mind about whether to get divorced, to increase access to their children, or to prevent escalating domestic abuse.

We understand that it divorce is not an easy thing to think about, but if you do not get the right advice early on you may find that your options and opportunities are limited. Early advice is crucial in any case where you are worried that your spouse may be able to start proceedings abroad or where they might hide assets.

We firmly believe that it is never too early to take professional advice. We are often able to provide reassurance that a favourable outcome is likely and that taking decisive action puts you in control of your destiny, allowing you to get on with the rest of your life.

We offer completely confidential initial consultations without charge for qualified individuals. We will never pressurize you to proceed before you are ready. Please call 020 7404 9390 or email us.

Waiting for your spouse to take the first step

Some of our clients tackle their problems head on. Others sit back and wait for their spouse to take the first step.

In our view waiting is almost always a mistake. In some cases, the cost of delay can be enormous. Waiting may risk the client’s spouse issuing proceedings in another jurisdiction and this can have enormous consequences for the ultimate outcome of the case (for instance, as you might imagine some countries are far less generous to the financially weaker party than the UK).

Even if jurisdiction isn’t a problem, your spouse might use the delay to make things harder for you. They could start hiding assets to prevent you from getting your fair share or start spending uncontrollably to increase their claim. They may even try to stop you from being able to see your children.

Issuing proceedings first often makes a client feel more in control of their own destiny. Divorce can be difficult, but it is also about building your own, independent future. Taking charge and taking the first step is an important part of that.

We offer completely confidential initial consultation without charge for qualified individuals. We will never pressurize you to proceed before you are ready. Please call 020 7404 9390 or email us.

I’m thinking about getting divorced without a lawyer

The legal fees of a top divorce lawyer can seem expensive, but it may be the best investment you ever make. When it comes to divorce, your entire asset base will be part of the dispute, and your fees will likely be only a small percentage of this.

Our team are highly trained, experienced at expert at what they do. Our advice will make an invaluable difference to your case.

Clients often approach us after trying to do a DIY job on their litigation. At the start, everything had seemed amicable and they felt able to handle everything on their own. As matters progressed it became apparent to them that their spouse wasn’t being totally candid about the finances, the range of issues was becoming too much too handle, or their spouse took on top notch lawyers and they felt the need to have equality of arms.

In our experience the difference between doing it yourself and having top quality representation can be huge in terms of the ultimate outcome. Our clients find that their investment in our fees pays back many times over and having us involved removes a great deal of day-to-day stress.

We offer completely confidential initial consultations without charge for qualified individuals. Please call 020 7404 9390 or email us.

I'm not happy with my current solicitor

It is remarkable how often we are approached by clients who are unhappy with their current solicitors or would like a second opinion. Often they have initially selected local solicitors without the requisite experience of complex cases, have a personality clash with their solicitor, or have been palmed off on junior staff without justification.

We can give a second opinion without your current solicitors finding out. If you ultimately like what you hear and would like to switch, we can handle the whole process for you and you don’t even need to speak with your current solicitors.

We offer completely confidential initial consultations without charge for qualified individuals. Please call 020 7404 9390 or email us.

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. 

 
London

020 7205 5792

london@vardags.com

10 Old Bailey London, EC4M 7NG

Cambridge

01223 581175

cambridge@vardags.com

1 Saint Mary's Passage Cambridge, CB2 3PQ

Manchester

0161 956 3838

manchester@vardags.com

King Street Manchester, M2 4WU

Newcastle

0191 401 8575

newcastle@vardags.com

Earl Grey House Newcastle, NE1 6EF

Winchester

01962 706005

winchester@vardags.com

87 Canon Street Winchester, SO23 9JQ

International

+44 207 404 9390

international@vardags.com

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.
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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.