Locations we serve
Locations we serve
Locations we serve
Divorce
Divorce
Divorce
Other Services
Services
Services
020 7404 9390
Available 24 hours
BOOK CONSULTATION WHATSAPP US MESSAGE US PHONE US

WHAT OUR TOP DIVORCE LAWYERS AND FAMILY LAW SOLICITORS SERVING LEAMINGTON SPA CAN OFFER YOU

Vardags offers unmatched legal support to our clients in Durham, ensuring that they have the best chance of securing a positive outcome. We understand the emotional difficulty a divorce can take on an individual which is why we strive to provide a service which is compassionate and the very best in terms of quality.

Our top-tier divorce lawyers serving clients in Durham are among the best in their field, specialising in:

THE IMPORTANCE OF ACTING FIRST

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, dont delay. Contact Vardags before your spouse does.

VARDAGS Durham

WhatsApp
WhatsApp:  07385 025158
Fax
Fax: 020 7404 8995
YOUR NEAREST FAMILY COURT:
Durham County Court
Civil and Family Justice Centre
Green Lane
Old Elvet
Durham
DH1 3RG
0300 123 1142

DIRECTIONS

Durham County Court is situated towards the east of the city. If you are arriving by car you will likely arrive on the A690 where you should turn onto New Elvet followed by Old Elvet. From here, turn left onto Green Lane and you will find the court on your left. The closest car park is the Royal County which is situated on Old Elvet. If you are arriving by train, you can access the court by bus or taxi. 

Is Vardags right for you?

In Durham, a city as historic as its castle and cathedral, we stand with you, prepared to guide you through the complexities of divorce with resilience, respect, and the highest quality of legal assistance. Vardags represents affluent individuals in Durham, across County Durham, and throughout the UK. We advocate for clients who are seeking to protect their assets or aiming to secure their equitable share.

Here are some additional local resources in Durham for individuals going through a divorce:

  • Durham Family Mediation Service – Offers mediation for couples in Durham experiencing divorce proceedings, aiding couples to reach agreements concerning child custody, assets, and finances.
  • Durham Citizens Advice Bureau – Provides free advice to people on a range of issues, including divorce, informing you of your rights and options.
  • Durham Womens Aid – Offers support and refuge to women facing domestic abuse or any other form of violence, also providing assistance to women going through a divorce.
  • Durham Mind – A charity dedicated to supporting mental health. The above list serves only as a guide. Once our Client Relations Specialists have made contact with you, you will be assigned the most appropriate lawyer to your unique circumstances and specific needs.
 

OUR BEST DIVORCE SOLICITORS SERVING DURHAM

Ayesha Vardag Founder & President Divorce & Family

Ayesha Vardag

Founder & President
Durham Serves clients in Durham and the surrounding areas
A DIVORCE LAWYER WIDELY REGARDED AS ONE OF THE WORLDS BEST
The Metro
“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...
Emma Gill Regional Vardags Managing Partner Manchester Divorce & Family

Emma Gill

Regional Managing Partner - Head of Manchester
Durham Serves clients in Durham and the surrounding areas
EMMA GILL IS QUITE SIMPLY THE BEST MATRIMONIAL LAWYER IN THE NORTH.
Legal 500
The "ferociously bright" (Legal 500) Emma Gill specialises in divorce and matrimonial finance. She is known for her legal insight, dedication and tireless...
Gareth Curtis Vardags Partner Divorce & Family

Gareth Curtis

Partner - Divorce & Family
Durham Serves clients in Durham and the surrounding areas
YOUR LEGAL TACTICS ARE BY FAR THE BEST.
Legal 500
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...
Lucy Williams  Vardags Partner Divorce & Family

Lucy Bolton

Partner - Divorce & Family
Durham Serves clients in Durham and the surrounding areas
LUCY WILLIAMS IS LOVED BY CLIENTS AND COUNSEL
Legal 500
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...
Annemarie Bradley Vardags Senior Partner Divorce & Family

Annemarie Bradley

Partner - Divorce & Family
Durham Serves clients in Durham and the surrounding areas
ANNEMARIE IS COMMITTED TO HER CLIENTS AND WILL HAPPILY GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR THEM.
Legal 500
Annemarie regularly acts for business men and women, high earning self-employed consultants, professionals, sports personalities and their families. ...

Hannah Best

Associate
Durham Serves clients in Durham and the surrounding areas
THE ADVICE AND LEVEL OF SERVICE IT OFFERS IS UNPARALLELED
Legal 500
Hannah is an Associate at Vardags. Although Hannah works on all aspects of family law, she has a particular interest in complex financial disputes, trusts,...
Simon McKirgan Senior Partner Divorce Lawyer Vardags

Simon McKirgan

Senior Partner - Divorce & Family
Durham Serves clients in Durham and the surrounding areas
[SIMON MCKIRGAN IS] IMMENSELY SKILLED AND WORKS FORMIDABLY HARD.
Legal 500
Simon McKirgan is Senior Director at Vardags and a top international divorce lawyer, with experience in representing individuals or their spouses/partners from commercial,...
Maria Fiorito Vardags Associate Family Law

Maria Fiorito

Associate — Dual Qualified (Italy)
Durham Serves clients in Durham and the surrounding areas
I WOULD WHOLEHEARTEDLY ENDORSE YOUR SERVICES TO ANYONE FACING A BREAKDOWN IN THEIR MARRIAGE.
Client
Maria is an Italian Avvocato qualified to practise law in Italy and a solicitor qualified to practice law in England, and Wales, having successfully...
Natalie Bruce Vardags Associate Family Law

Natalie Bruce

Associate
Durham Serves clients in Durham and the surrounding areas
IVE BEEN SO IMPRESSED WITH THE COMPLETE PROFESSIONALISM WITH WHICH MY CASE HAS BEEN HANDLED.
Client
Natalie advises clients on a wide variety of family law issues, with a particular focus on children matters and divorce and financial matters. Natalie also has extensive...
Nicola Hale Vardags Senior Associate Divorce & Family

Nicola Hale

Senior Associate
Durham Serves clients in Durham and the surrounding areas
MY TEAM OF VICKI AND NICOLA WERE SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST LAWYERS.
Client
Nikki already has a wealth of experience as a Senior Associate, with ten years’ exclusive focus on family law. She is a well-respected family law practitioner,...
Reece Johnson Vardags Associate

Reece Johnson

Senior Associate
Durham Serves clients in Durham and the surrounding areas
I AM REALLY VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT - IT IS INVALUABLE.
Client
Reece is a highly regarded associate in the firm, specialising in family and children law matters, with a particular focus on high value financial and complex cases....
Kate Kempster Vardags Associate Family

Kate Kempster

Senior Associate
Durham Serves clients in Durham and the surrounding areas
ANNEMARIE AND KATE WERE AMAZING AT TAKING THE HEAT OUT OF WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN A NASTY CASE.
Client
Kate is an Associate in the family department at the Manchester office and has developed a strong reputation as an active member of the team with a varied case load and...
David Lister

David Lister

Senior Partner - Divorce & Family
Durham Serves clients in Durham and the surrounding areas
BRILLIANT [WITH A] REAL SPARK WHICH CLIENTS LOVE
Legal 500
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...

Robert Hines

Partner - Divorce & Family
Durham Serves clients in Durham and the surrounding areas
ROB IS AN EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD LAWYER. HE HAS A HUGE BRAIN AND THUS WITH A MORE TECHNICAL CASE HE...
Legal 500
Robert Hines is a Partner at Vardags, advising on all aspects of family law particularly cases involving contentious or strategic planning elements. Robert has...

Other members of our team that may be involved in your case

Alex McCready Vardags Partner Head of Reputation & Privaacy

Alex McCready

Partner - Head of Reputation and Privacy
Durham Serves clients in Durham and the surrounding areas
Our Head of Reputation and Privacy, Alex McCready, can assist clients during their case where there are issues of reputation and privacy, particularly for high net worth or...
Katherine Danby Vardags Partner Head of Financial Forensics

Katharine Danby

Partner — Head of Financial Forensics
Durham Serves clients in Durham and the surrounding areas
In cases involving complicated financial structures and arrangements, our Head of Financial Forensics, Katharine Anderson, can offer support to the family law team on your...
Caroline Graham Vardags Corporate Consultant

Caroline Graham

Corporate Consultant
Durham Serves clients in Durham and the surrounding areas
If there is a business that is part of the marital assets under consideration, our Corporate Consultant, Caroline Graham, can provide assistance in relation to technical...

WE ARE READY TO HELP

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

Telephone 020 7404 9390 Phone lines are open 24 hours
WhatsApp 07385 025158 Scan QR to open WhatsApp
Scan QR to open WhatsApp

Family Law Fact: The Ultimate Guide to Trusts in Divorce

WHAT IS A TRUST?

A trust refers to a legal relationship created when assets have been placed in the control of a third party for the benefit of another person or for a specified purpose. This separates the control of the assets from the right to the value of the assets.

Who are the people involved in a trust?

The settlor creates the trust. A settlor can create a trust either by declaring that they hold certain assets on trust for the beneficiaries or by transferring the legal title to assets to trustees for them to hold for the beneficiaries.

Trustees are the third party who hold the legal title to the trust assets. Trustees have both powers and duties to deal with the trust assets in accordance with the terms of the document which creates the trust. The exact way in which trustees are expected to deal with the assets depends on the type of trust. For large trusts, trustees will often be professionals, such as wealth managers or lawyers.

Trustees hold assets for the beneficiaries of the trust. The interest that a beneficiary has in the trust will depend on the type of trust that has been established. For example, a beneficiary may be entitled to income and/or capital from the trust assets.

If youre considering or going through a divorce, click below for a free initial consultation with one of our expert solicitors.

Click here to read more or here for our complete list of Divorce FAQs

Book Your Free Consultation

AREAS WE SERVE

This site uses cookies. Find out more. Use of this site is deemed as consent.   OK   CUSTOMISE
REFINE YOUR SEARCH
Use the sliders to filter matches to your financial circumstances
COMBINED NET ASSETS
COMBINED INCOME
REFINE YOUR SEARCH × CLOSE