A senior partner at Vardags and a top international divorce lawyer, the “immensely skilled” (Legal 500) Simon McKirgan is undoubtedly one of the best in the country, continually called upon to act in the biggest and most contentious divorce cases of the day. Simon is ranked alongside ‘Britain’s top divorce lawyer’ and Founder Ayesha Vardag in both Spears 500 as Top Recommended divorce lawyer, and Legal 500 as a Leading Individual – the two best accolades in these prestigious legal listings.
Hailed “one of the best legal minds” in divorce (Legal 500), Simon takes a highly specialist, forensic approach to divorce cases that renders him an unrivalled lawyer when dealing with asset-locked wealth in businesses, complex trusts and other offshore structures in jurisdictions across the globe.
Simon’s clients and peers applaud him as a “tenacious” divorce lawyer with an “unparalleled grasp of detail”, providing outstanding strategic solutions on divorce that ensure only the best outcomes are achieved. And he provides the very best service, working both diligently and discretely on divorce cases behind closed doors to deliver life-changing results for clients that preserve their privacy and discretion.
As a divorce lawyer, Simon has experience representing individuals or their spouses/partners from commercial, City, banking, investment, media, entertainment and sporting sectors, and entrepreneurs. He specialises in high and ultra-high-net-worth divorce and financial disputes often involving complex jurisdictional issues, and separation and cohabitation disputes and private children proceedings, including international relocation. He has a wealth of experience in handling celebrities and the sensitivities around their cases. Simon is also a trained collaborative lawyer and is as well-equipped to adopt a conciliatory negotiated approach as a tough litigation stance.
Simon read Law at the University of York.
Simon is an incisive and articulate public commentator and his legal expertise has featured, among other publications, on the pages of the Financial Times and The London Magazine.
Simon trained at a St Albans firm. He quickly became an associate in the family department of a leading law firm. Simon then moved firms and became a senior associate, then made a partner the following year. Simon joined Vardags as a Director.
Simon resides in St. Albans and his personal interests include theatre, music, tennis, and football.
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
Vardags is one of the UK’s top divorce law firms. We specialise in complex, high net worth and international cases. Our President Ayesha Vardag has been widely described as “Britain’s Top Divorce Lawyer” and the “Diva of Divorce”.
Our divorce solicitors have been involved in some of the highest profile cases of recent years at all levels up to the Supreme Court. Most of our cases are managed discreetly and are kept out of the media, but we are adept at managing the press if necessary.
Our top divorce lawyers have acted for or against financiers, entrepreneurs, footballers, celebrities, members of royal families, and the aristocracy. We fight hard where necessary but negotiate to get the best result whenever possible.