Vardags is Manchester’s top divorce and family law firm for high net worth families. From a central office on King Street, our solicitors work exclusively with families who have assets greater than £1m or annual family income in excess of £150,000.
Many of our divorce cases involve complex assets, including trusts and/or international assets. Many involve international families and disputed jurisdiction. But we also deal with straightforward uncontested divorce cases and our team of top divorce solicitors always seek to negotiate at the earliest possible opportunity.
For those that own the assets, our solicitors, supported by our in-house financial team, will ensure that your finances are presented in the best possible light, in particular ensuring that there are realistic valuations and that your critical role in any business is properly reflected during divorce proceedings. For those that are claiming a share of their spouse’s wealth, we will make sure that we fully understand the extent and value of your spouse’s assets. Our solicitors have particular expertise in non-disclosure cases and divorce cases where the spouse seeks to undervalue business interests. If the majority of assets are held by your spouse, our team of expert solicitors can also help to ensure that your financial needs and legal fees are met by your spouse or via litigation lending, preventing you from being unable to afford divorce.
Led by Emma Gill, head of our Manchester office, our team of solicitors have commanded a reputation as the divorce lawyers of choice for the most discerning clients and now dominate the Manchester family law and divorce market. Indeed, Emma Gill has been described as “Manchester’s top divorce lawyer” by I Love Manchester and the “go-to divorce lawyer” by the Manchester Evening News.
Our solicitors are handpicked from the UK’s leading universities, the Bar, other Magic Circle matrimonial law firms, and leading City firms to create an award-winning, ambitious team of top divorce solicitors.
Equally adept with divorce, financial and children cases alike, our team of solicitors are on hand to provide the highest level of advice and support. If you are going through a divorce in Manchester, our solicitors can help ensure you get the result you deserve.
Located in central Manchester, the office is a short walk from both Piccadilly and Victoria railway stations. Alternatively, the Metrolink and bus services are available within a short walk of the office. King Street is easily accessible by car, and parking is available outside of the office building.
The reputation of the firm as the best Manchester divorce firm is a combination of having the top divorce lawyers on the team, as well as following this multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach with other leading departments in the firm including reputation and privacy, property, media, employment criminal and civil litigation. Our approach ensures that the firm’s clients are offered the very best service during their divorce from the UK’s leading lawyers. Our divorce clients often have an international background and this holistic approach to every divorce case allows the very best outcome for our clients. This joint approach means we can support our clients with specialist lawyers for all aspects of their divorce by offering an industry-leading, cross-collaborative approach that is tailored the circumstances of each divorce.
Vardags is one of the UK’s top 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.
Led by the vastly experienced Frank Ryan, a lawyer who “delivers results, time and again, often with devastating effect”, 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’ top employment team represents high net worth individuals and companies in substantial employment disputes. We are a firm with an exceptional record of representing clients in matters including unfair dismissal, workplace discrimination, and in the transfer of contracts under TUPE.
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”.