Vardags are Winchester’s leading divorce and family law firm. Our objective is to bring City-quality divorce law onto the doorstep of those based in Winchester and Hampshire. Our team of top divorce solicitors work exclusively with high net worth families who have a combined gross income in excess of £150,000 and/or assets over £1m.
Many of our cases involve complex assets or private companies, many with an international twist. We also deal with straightforward uncontested divorce cases and our lawyers always seek to negotiate at the earliest possible opportunity.
Our President, Ayesha Vardag, known as “Britain’s top divorce lawyer”, lived in Winchester for many years and our Director of Financial Forensics, Stephen Bence still has a house in the city. The two were married in Winchester Cathedral in 2014.
Stephen Bence heads up a unique function within Vardags focussing on financial forensics. That involves making sure that all of the assets are properly identified and valued in order to secure the best possible outcome for our client. For the person controlling the family finances, Stephen will ensure that valuations are realistic yet conservative and that issues such as liquidity, tax and dependence on the breadwinning spouse are fully considered. For the person claiming, Stephen ensures that there is no non-disclosure of assets and that the assets have not been undervalued. Our top team of solicitors are able to secure litigation lending to fund your legal fees if you don’t have access to resources yourself. In many circumstances, they are also able to secure interim funding from your spouse.
Vardags Winchester is situated close to the city centre and is a short walk from Winchester Station. By foot, St James' Terrace is accessed either from St James' Lane or from Romsey Road. By car, there is parking at the rear of the building which is accessed via Crowder Terrace (off Romsey Road) and is the last building on the left before Mews Lane.
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”.
Offering the best specialist team of domestic abuse lawyers to 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.