Ayesha Vardags, President

Precis: Kelly joined Vardags as a Director in November 2016. Adept at getting to grips with the most challenging of cases and crises, she has expertise advising clients on all aspects of family law, including ultra-HNW celebrity and international cases. Kelly specialises in complex and challenging financial issues on divorce and separation and matters relating to children with a particular interest in Schedule 1. Kelly is experienced in international family law cases often involving jurisdiction disputes, particularly the European Union and the Russian Federation, and has frequently dealt with applications for financial settlement following an overseas divorce. Kelly has extensive experience managing extremely high-profile cases with the utmost discretion and sensitivity.

Kelly Edwards, Director – Divorce & Family Law

Precis: Kelly joined Vardags as a Director in November 2016. Adept at getting to grips with the most challenging of cases and crises, she has expertise advising clients on all aspects of family law, including ultra-HNW celebrity and international cases. Kelly specialises in complex and challenging financial issues on divorce and separation and matters relating to children with a particular interest in Schedule 1. Kelly is experienced in international family law cases often involving jurisdiction disputes, particularly the European Union and the Russian Federation, and has frequently dealt with applications for financial settlement following an overseas divorce. Kelly has extensive experience managing extremely high-profile cases with the utmost discretion and sensitivity.

Ayesha Vardags, President

Education: Kelly read Law at City, University of London.

Career: Kelly began her career in a leading Mayfair family law firm where she qualified in 2011 then rose to become a partner. Leading a team of solicitors, she has managed and advocated for some of the most prominent family law cases in the High Court. Kelly joined Vardags as a director in 2016.

Personal: Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and walks over Hampstead Heath. She has run a marathon twice and plans to do it again.

Reported Cases:
  • Young v Young [2013] EWHC 3637 (Fam)
  • MET v HAT ( No 2) [2014] EWHC 717 (Fam)
  • Joy v Joy [2014] EWCA Civ 520
  • BC v DE [2016] EWHC 1806 (Fam)