Vardags’ Family Lawyers, serving clients in Oxford and across Oxfordshire, are set apart by their education, breadth of experience, and level of talent. Vardags has been described as ‘simply the best family law firm for high-net-worth clients’ - our Family lawyers work exclusively for wealthy clients.
The depth of knowledge and unparalleled skill set of Vardags’ Family lawyers is why our clients consistently use our services. Our Founder and President, Ayesha Vardag, has sought to create a Family Law firm with a Magic Circle-grade commitment to excellence. We deliver on our client’s high expectations across a range of Family Law matters. Be it Divorce, Children law, cohabitation, Child finances, pre/post-nuptial agreements, adoption, surrogacy, or assisted reproduction - Vardags can provide the highest level of legal assistance available.
We extend a complimentary initial consultation to qualifying clients, typically those with net assets exceeding £1m or a combined income over £150,000. After our initial discussion, our family lawyers will devote time to comprehensively understanding your unique situation. This will enable them to provide an insight into potential outcomes and an approximation of the potential cost.
In addition to Oxford, our family lawyers also serve neighbouring regions, including Abingdon, Swindon and Banbury, ensuring the highest quality legal services are accessible to individuals throughout the country.
Vardags’ elite team of family lawyers offer unparalleled legal support to our clients in Oxford, delivering on high expectations. Our family lawyers are renowned for their excellence, having been carefully selected for their intellect, experience, and specialisms.
Our award-winning family lawyers specialise in:
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 - famed for its historical depth, extraordinary architecture, plentiful verdant spaces, and as a global hub of academia - is a gathering place for prosperous entrepreneurs, business leaders, high-profile individuals, and high-net-worth families. It’s more than just a thriving city; it’s also a serene retreat for many of the UK’s distinguished elite who opt to spend their retirement years there, extending to the neighbouring towns and hamlets.
Vardags understands the unique requirements of our HNW and UHNW clients on their Family matters. The added complexity of complex wealth structures, trusts, international investments, and other asset types, requires a Family Law Firm that specialises in HNW and UHNW Family Law. Vardags exclusively represents HNW and UHNW individuals and families. We act on a range of matters including large Divorce cases, Children’s law, Child finances, reputation and Privacy, property matters, cohabitation, pre or post-nuptial agreements, adoption, surrogacy, assisted reproduction, Corporate Law, Civil Litigation and Private Client Law.
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.
Caroline is Head of Children, advising on all aspects of children law. Caroline is sensitive but tenacious, with a refined and no-nonsense approach inside and outside court. She continues to expand her niche multi-jurisdictional practice which is greatly enhanced by her trilingual capacity (English, French and Spanish).
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.
Lucy is experienced in advising on all matters arising out of divorce and separation, and is experienced in the complex issues that arise with high net worth clients, with a particular focus on private children matters. She has built a reputation as a rising star, both within the firm and from peers in her field. Lucy is also heavily involved in the development of junior lawyers at the firm and is the Deputy Training Principal for the firm nationally.
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.