Vardags is a distinguished, award-winning Divorce Law Firm specialising in HNW and UHNW divorce cases - we serve clients in Oxford and across Oxfordshire. Our elite legal services have been likened to a ‘Rolls-Royce service from start to finish’ (Legal 500).
Established in 2005 by Ayesha Vardag, Vardags has brought a Magic Circle level of expertise and commitment to excellence to Divorce Law. Since then, Vardags has cultivated a reputation for handling HNW and UHNW divorce cases, representing financiers, entrepreneurs, sports personalities, celebrities, royalty, and nobility. Read more about Vardags.
We offer a complimentary initial consultation to qualifying clients, typically those with net assets over £1m or a combined income exceeding £150,000. Our top divorce lawyers will invest the necessary time to full understand the intricacies of your unique situation. We will guide you through the ensuing stages of your legal journey, give you an understanding of the potential outcomes and an estimate of likely costs.
Vardags’ is a divorce law firm offering unparalleled legal services to our clients in Oxford. We understand better than anyone the difficulties of navigating a divorce, both from an emotional and financial standpoint. Vardags’ goal is to guide you through the divorce process with compassion and expertise, securing the most favourable outcome for you and your family.
Our award-winning divorce solicitors specialise in:
Filing a divorce petition first can give you the legal edge over your spouse, ensuring that our top divorce lawyers deliver the greatest outcome for you and your family. If you think you may need our help, don’t delay. Contact Vardags before your spouse does.
Oxford Crown Court is situated near the heart of Oxford on St Aldate’s, close to the river. If you are arriving by rail, the journey from Oxford Station to the Crown Court is roughly 1 mile. If you are arriving by car, due to congestion it is suggested that you Park and Ride. The closest Car Park to the Crown Court is Westgate Car Park located on Thames St.
Oxford - renowned for its rich history, striking architecture, plentiful parks, and as a global centre of academic excellence - is a magnet for successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, high-profile persons, and high-net-worth families. It is more than just a vibrant city; it also serves as a tranquil sanctuary for many of the UK’s elite who opt to settle in retirement, encompassing the nearby towns and villages.
Vardags acts for high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals going through, or considering, a divorce. Our wealthy clients in Oxford repeatedly use Vardags due to the quality of our lawyers and their commitment to excellence. Our Divorce team’s expertise covers all aspects of Divorce law including winning large financial settlements, protecting our client’s wealth, managing sensitive cases, conducting financial forensic investigations, and managing pre/post-nuptial agreements.
The list below is only a guide and once contacted by one of our highly trained Client Relations Specialists, the best lawyer for your case will be allocated to you, taking into account your specific circumstances and particular needs.
We offer a free consultation to suitable clients, typically those where the family's net assets are in excess of £1m or the combined income is in excess of £150,000
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.
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' 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”.
“Britain's top divorce lawyer” Ayesha Vardag rose to fame for winning the landmark Supreme Court case of Radmacher v Granatino in 2010, changing the law to make prenuptial agreements legally enforceable in England and Wales.
The founder and President of Vardags, Ayesha specialises in high-net-worth divorce, often with an international or celebrity element. Ayesha, described as “The Diva of Divorce” (TIME Magazine), has a reputation for hard-hitting litigation, commercial savvy, fearlessness, and strategic intellectual vision. This, coupled with a no-nonsense style, and a passion for her cases informed by her own experience of divorce, has won her an ultra-high-net-worth, high-profile client base second to none, made up of clients who expect the very best.
Simon McKirgan is Senior Director at Vardags and a top international divorce lawyer, with experience in representing individuals or their spouses/partners from commercial, City, banking, investment, media, entertainment and sporting sectors, and entrepreneurs.
Simon specialises in high and ultra-high-net-worth divorce and financial disputes often involving complex jurisdictional issues, and separation and cohabitation disputes and private children proceedings, including international relocation. He has a wealth of experience in handling celebrities and the sensitivities around their cases.
The "ferociously bright" (Legal 500) Emma Gill specialises in divorce and matrimonial finance.
She is known for her legal insight, dedication and tireless attitude to securing her clientele the very best possible outcome. She regularly acts for the best and brightest entrepreneurs, business men and women, professionals and sports personalities. Her clients come to her for her creative, practical, no nonsense advice.
David is a Senior Partner at Vardags. With over 35 years of experience at the forefront of the profession, David’s practice comprises a wide ambit of family law issues, namely high net worth and ultra-high net worth divorce and matrimonial finance issues with complex legal, financial and factual disputes and international elements. He also takes a strong interest in non-disclosure and enforcement issues as well as nuptial and cohabitation agreements.
Annemarie regularly acts for business men and women, high earning self-employed consultants, professionals, sports personalities and their families.
Annemarie’s particular specialism is in the resolution of financial matters on divorce, and the resolution of financial matters between unmarried couples and parents. Her cases typically include those with high-value and complex financial issues, including the valuation of business assets, property, pensions and trusts. Her experience includes advising on cases involving nuptial agreements and those with an international element.
Gareth Curtis is a Partner at Vardags, advising on the full spectrum of family law issues, with particular experience in financial remedy cases as well as financial claims made on behalf of children in Schedule 1 proceedings.
A Legal 500 Next Generation Partner with a “fine legal brain”, Gareth specialises in HNW and UHNW cases involving complex legal and financial issues, including businesses, trust arrangements and offshore structures. Gareth also has in-depth knowledge of:
- Freezing injunctions
- Maintenance pending suit actions
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Cohabitation agreements
- Separation agreements
- Domestic abuse