Vardags has built a worldwide reputation as the best law firm for clients facing a divorce. The award-winning firm offers clients the very best lawyers in Oxford to assist high-net-worth individuals, their families, and the global elite during all aspects of the divorce process. Our lawyers work exclusively with families who have assets greater than £1m or annual family income in excess of £150,000.
Many of our cases involve complex assets, including trusts and/or international assets. Many involve international families and disputed jurisdiction. But we also deal with straightforward uncontested cases and our solicitors always seek to negotiate at the earliest possible opportunity.
For those that own the assets, 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. 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. We have particular expertise in non-disclosure cases and cases where the spouse seeks to undervalue business interests. We can also help to ensure that your financial needs and legal fees are met by your spouse or via litigation lending.
To ensure ultimate discretion and privacy, we often host our client meetings at luxury non-corporate locations such as the Randolph Hotel, located opposite the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford city centre. We endeavour to work seamlessly with our clients' needs, and are happy to meet you at your home or office should this be more convenient.
The reputation of the firm as the best Oxford divorce firm is a combination of having the top 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. This 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 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”.
At Vardags, our specialist team of domestic abuse lawyers can help clients who are experiencing domestic abuse in their relationship and that need our assistance and protection. We recognise that domestic abuse can affect people from all walks of life, including incredibly successful individuals with high-flying careers, but that behind closed doors they can be suffering the most horrendous situations that are going unnoticed.