Ayesha Vardags, President

Precis: Simon McKirgan is Senior Director at Vardags and a top international divorce lawyer. 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 is experienced in representing individuals or their spouses/partners from commercial, City, banking, investment, media, entertainment and sporting sectors, and entrepreneurs. He has a wealth of experience in handling celebrities and the sensitivities around their cases.

Simon McKirgan, Senior Director

Precis: Simon McKirgan is Senior Director at Vardags and a top international divorce lawyer. 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 is experienced in representing individuals or their spouses/partners from commercial, City, banking, investment, media, entertainment and sporting sectors, and entrepreneurs. He has a wealth of experience in handling celebrities and the sensitivities around their cases.

Ayesha Vardags, President

Simon is a trained collaborative lawyer and is as well-equipped to adopt a conciliatory negotiated approach as a tough litigation stance.

Education: Simon read Law at the University of York.

Press & publications: 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.

Career: Simon trained at a St Albans’ firm from where he qualified in 1999. He became an associate in the family department of a leading law firm in 2001. Simon then moved firms and became a senior associate in 2006, then made a partner the following year. Simon joined Vardags as a Director in April 2013.

Personal: Simon resides in St. Albans and his personal interests include theatre, music, tennis and football.

Reported Cases:
  • DE v AB [2014] EWCA Civ 1064 (Fam)
  • Young v Young [2013] EWHC 3637 (Fam)
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