Vicki McLynn, Director — Divorce & Family Law
Vicki has specialised in family law for 19 years. This wealth of experience ensures that she is able to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients. Vicki recognises the stress and worry that family breakdown causes and is committed to guiding all those she acts for to a brighter future.
Vicki has particular expertise in divorce cases involving substantial assets and complex financial structures which are frequently located abroad. Clients comment on Vicki’s attention to detail and meticulous preparation which is vital in this area of the law. She is highly intelligent and able to understand and scrutinise the most technical financial information.
Vicki is also extremely experienced in cases where financial claims are made on behalf of children and has achieved many successful outcomes through careful presentation and tactical planning. Most recently this has involved a claim against a premiership footballer and another case in which the multi-millionaire father was located in Africa. She regularly represents parents and grandparents in complex disputes concerning arrangements for children. This includes those where serious welfare concerns are raised and also where international issues arise such as relocation abroad or child abduction.
Vicki’s vast knowledge in this area and calm composure mean that clients feel supported, reassured and confident that they have the best person on their side. Vicki is passionate about wealth protection and helping clients plan for their financial futures. She is highly skilled in the preparation of pre-nuptial agreements where one or both parties are bringing considerable wealth to the marriage. This provides peace of mind for her clients and their families.
Vicki’s clients include business leaders, entrepreneurs, media personalities, senior professionals and their spouses. They are recommended to Vicki by former clients and other professionals because of her vast knowledge in this area of law, her empathetic and reassuring manner and her uncompromising determination to secure the best result for her clients.
Vicki is described in the Legal 500 2016 as ‘meticulous’ and is also named in Chambers 2016. Vicki is listed in City Wealth as a Leading Matrimonial & Family Lawyer 2014, 2015 and 2016. Vicki is an accredited specialist in high-net-worth divorce and children matters.
Vicki read Law at Leeds University and completed her legal training at the College of Law in York.
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Vicki’s wealth of knowledge and communication skills mean that she is in regular demand to provide comment to the media. Vicki has appeared frequently on television and radio to provide insight into current family law issues. Her comments have appeared in the national press including The Times, The Telegraph, The Financial Times and The Guardian. She is a co-author of one of the leading family law text books and contributor to the Law Society Family Law Protocol. She has had articles printed in all of the most widely read family law publications. Vicki enjoys sharing her experience and passion for family law and has lectured throughout her career to professionals in both legal and non-legal spheres.
Vicki undertook her legal training at a leading family law firm where she became a partner. She went on to join Vardags where her intelligence, composure and depth of knowledge will continue to ensure great outcomes for clients.
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Vicki loves the great outdoors and when not working can often be found on the peaks and fells of the Lake District with her husband and children.