Vardags’ elite and highly skilled divorce solicitors, serving clients in Leeds and across West Yorkshire, are widely celebrated for achieving exceptional results on complex, high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth divorce cases. Our Founder and President, Ayesha Vardag, described as "Britain’s Top Divorce Lawyer," is a former Magic Circle solicitor. She has endeavoured to build a divorce and family law firm that mirrors her commitment to excellence.
Vardags excels in dealing with large, complicated divorce cases, frequently involving private corporations, extensive property holdings, trusts, and international or concealed assets. Our clients range from financiers and entrepreneurs to footballers, celebrities, and members of royal families and nobility.
We offer a complimentary initial consultation to eligible clients, typically those with net assets exceeding £1m or a combined income of more than £150,000. Our divorce attorneys will dedicate themselves to understanding your unique situation in detail. We will then guide you through the subsequent stages of your legal case, providing an insight into the potential outcomes and an approximation of the probable expenses.
Vardags’s seasoned divorce solicitors provide unparalleled legal assistance to our HNW and UHNW clients in Leeds. Our team understands the emotional and financial hurdles that may accompany a divorce. Our aim is to navigate you through this process with empathy and expertise, ensuring peace of mind while securing your future. Our award-winning divorce attorneys specialize in:
Regional Managing Partner and Head of Vardags Manchester, Emma Gill, explains why you it is important to seek representation even if you feel that your divorce will be amicable. Contact us to ensure all of your bases are covered.
Leeds Combined Court Centre is located near central Leeds on Oxford Row. For those arriving by rail, Leeds Station is located half a mile from the court. For those arriving by car, the nearest parking can be found on Leighton Place.
Leeds - admired for its historical richness, striking architecture, vast verdant expanses, and its proximity to other major cities - attracts successful business owners, entrepreneurs, notable personalities, and high-net-worth individuals andf families. It’s not just a bustling centre; Leeds is a sanctuary for many of the UK’s HNW and UHNW individuals who choose to live, work and retire there, including in the surrounding prominent towns and villages of West Yorkshire.
We fully grasp the unique pressures faced by our UHNW and HNW clients on their Children matters. Our affluent clients in Leeds consistently use Vardags due to the quality of our lawyers and commitment to excellence. Our team’s expertise covers all aspects of Children’s law, including Child Arrangement Orders to Child Abduction, Relocation, Adoption, Assisted Reproduction and Parental Alienation.
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
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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