Ayesha Vardags, President

Precis: Antonia qualified as a solicitor in March 2016. She began work at Vardags in July 2013, working first as a paralegal and then as a trainee solicitor. She has a particular interest in cases involving complex trusts and has worked on Quan v Bray as it progressed through the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Antonia Barker, Solicitor

Precis: Antonia qualified as a solicitor in March 2016. She began work at Vardags in July 2013, working first as a paralegal and then as a trainee solicitor. She has a particular interest in cases involving complex trusts and has worked on Quan v Bray as it progressed through the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Ayesha Vardags, President

Education: Antonia read Classics at Magdalene College, Cambridge. She subsequently completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at City Law School, and obtained an Outstanding on the Bar Professional Training Course at BPP. She was called to the bar at Middle Temple in July 2013. Antonia studied the Legal Practice Course whilst working as a trainee solicitor, and obtained a Distinction. Upon qualification, she also obtained Higher Rights of Audience in civil proceedings.

Press & publications:

‘Break it up’ (nuptial settlements), Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal, July/August 2015.

‘The Sound of Silence’ (adverse inferences), Family Law Journal, December 2016.

Personal: Antonia regularly returns home to Yorkshire to indulge her love of the countryside, ride and spend time with her family.

Reported Cases:
  • Al-Baker v Al-Baker [2016] EWHC 2510 (Fam)
  • Quan v Bray [2015] EWCA Civ 1253
  • Quan v Bray [2014] EWHC 3340 (Fam)