Ayesha Vardags, President

Precis: A senior Chartered Legal Executive, Arron has over 20 years’ experience in family law with extensive experience of high-net-worth and uniquely complex cases. He is equally comfortable with pragmatic negotiation or an adversarial approach as required and is deeply committed to getting the best possible results for his clients. Arron is currently spearheading the Vardags Cambridge office but is still available to clients from the London base.

Arron Bortoft, Director – Divorce & Family Law

Precis: A senior Chartered Legal Executive, Arron has over 20 years’ experience in family law with extensive experience of high-net-worth and uniquely complex cases. He is equally comfortable with pragmatic negotiation or an adversarial approach as required and is deeply committed to getting the best possible results for his clients. Arron is currently spearheading the Vardags Cambridge office but is still available to clients from the London base.

Ayesha Vardags, President

Accolades: Arron is highly recommended in this year’s The Legal 500, where he is noted for his ‘dogged determination’ and ‘robust advice’.

Education: Arron read Law at the University of Westminster.

Career: Working at the PRFD Mark 1 at Somerset House in the early 1990’s, Arron soon realised that his interests lay with family law. In 1998, Arron moved to a leading Mayfair law firm, where he remained for 14 years, qualifying in 2001. He joined Vardags in October 2012 and became a director in early November 2013.

Arron has a wealth of knowledge over a broad range of complex and challenging proceedings relating to finances, property, children and enforcement. He also has significant experience in both the Queen’s Bench and Chancery Divisions of the High Court. He has been involved in some of the ost complex litigation to pass through the English courts, notably in the leviathan case of Quan v Bray. He tackles the unique subject matter of each case with a creative approach.

Personal: In his spare time, Arron enjoys fly fishing and making his daughter laugh.

Reported Cases:
  • Quan v Bray [2015] EWCA Civ 1401
  • Quan v Bray [2014] EWHC 3340 (Fam) [2015] 2 FLR 546
  • Q v Q [2009] 1 FLR 935
  • Mubarak v Mubarak [2001] 1 FLR 673
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