Annemarie is a Partner in the Vardags Manchester office and has extensive experience in cases with complex financial settlements, cohabitation issues as well as private children law proceedings.
Annemarie has been recognised as key lawyer in the Legal 500 index for a number of years, noted for exuding a ‘quiet confidence’ and being ‘committed to her clients’. Her pragmatism is said to be met with a ‘wonderful warmth’ which her clients, for whom she goes the ‘extra mile’, appreciate. Annemarie’s other accolades include being a Spear’s 500 Recommended Family Lawyer, commended for being, ‘dedicated to the value of research and innovative legal argument’ as well as ‘compassionate’ and ‘level-headed’.
Annemarie’s particular specialism is in the resolution of financial matters on divorce, as well as the resolution of financial matters between unmarried couples and parents. Her cases typically include those with high-value and complex financial issues, including the valuation of business assets, property, pensions and trusts. Annemarie is experienced in advising on cases involving both pre and post nuptial agreements and those with an international element, including the US, UAE, China, Australia, Egypt, Kenya and many countries across Europe.
Annemarie and her team regularly act for business men and women, high-earning self-employed consultants, professionals, sports personalities and their families.
Annemarie is a member of the Manchester Law Society’s Family Law Committee. Annemarie also sits on the Private Family Law Improvement Group with senior professionals and members of the Judiciary in the Greater Manchester area, working to improve the Family Court.
Annemarie read Law and Sociology at the University of Durham. She was selected to be one of ten founding student members of the University’s first Pro Bono Society. The group received the LawWorks ‘Best New Pro Bono Activity’ award by Baroness Scotland.
After Durham, Annemarie returned home to Manchester to continue her legal studies at BPP Law School.
Annemarie enjoys spending time with her son, friends, family and her dog, Ruud. Annemarie is a Dementia Friend with Alzheimers UK.
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.