Top international divorce lawyers

Vardags are world leading divorce lawyers, practicing English law in the divorce capital of the world for a wide range of international clients. Founded by “Britain’s top divorce lawyer”, Ayesha Vardag, we serve clients across the globe from our London office. We frequently act in complex-cross border divorce and family cases with an English element, as the English court can hear the divorce case of any couple with substantial links to the country. Our international clients often have assets in excess of £2million, and/or a family income in excess of £200,000 per annum.

Unique in-house forensic financial expertise

Vardags is unique in having an in-house forensic financial arm which works as an integral part of our team to get the best results for our clients. If you are the breadwinner, our financial expertise will help you to produce realistic valuations of assets, particularly private company shareholdings. We can ensure that issues of liquidity are at the forefront of any negotiations and emphasise your critical role in maintaining the value of the business. If you are the homemaker you may be worried that your spouse will not disclose all assets or will value them at far too low a level. Our solicitors are experts in non-disclosure cases and our in-house forensic financial team are experts in valuations. We are especially experienced in international asset tracing and cases involving offshore and foreign elements. You may also be worried about how you will pay your day-to-day living expenses or legal fees—we can often assist you with having your spouse pay these or securing a litigation loan. Some of our triumphs include:
  • Winning the complex jurisdiction case on behalf of former Miss Malaysia Pauline Chai and securing her a £64 million settlement
  • Obtaining a £61 million pound settlement in Al-Baker v Al-Baker, where the husband tried to issue divorce proceedings in Portugal and obtained an Islamic talaq divorce
  • Overturning centuries of English law by persuading the court to enforce Katrin Radmacher’s German prenuptial agreement, helping to preserve her inherited fortune.

Vardags International address

10 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7NG

Tel: +44 207 404 9390

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How to find us

The closest tube stations are St Paul's or Chancery Lane, both on the Central line. Alternatively we are a short walk from Blackfriars station on the District and Circle line. We are also only a matter of metres away from City Thameslink rail station. By car, Old Bailey is best accessed via the Strand, as vehicles cannot approach the office from Newgate Street.

The International team