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Top divorce lawyer Vardags has acted in numerous cases involving famous and wealthy sportspeople. We have worked with footballers, polo-players and other athletes, as well as managers and coaches.

We understand the specific challenges which exist for highly paid sports stars, including the trajectory of their earnings and the uncertainties of their retirements. We have worked on cases involving valuations of image rights and sponsorship contracts, as well those with long term contract incentives. We understand how to get the most accurate, most helpful valuations and to put your case across in the best possible light.

Our in-house media team has the expertise needed to protect and preserve your reputation. If you wish to work with the press, we can use our established networks to help you manage publicity. Where necessary our experience in media and privacy lawyers means that we can help you obtain injunctions and take all steps to preserve your reputation. As pioneers of family arbitration we can also advise you on private ways to manage and resolve your case.

Our team for footballers & sportspeople

Working with highly skilled and experienced teams, Vardags has firm directors who specialise in divorce for footballers and sportspeople.

Simon McKirgan has over 15 years experience in family law and has represented numerous high-earning sports men and women. Advising sports stars in relation to divorce and children proceedings, Simon has helped numerous famous names preserve their wealth and their reputation, a keen awareness of the sensitivities around high-profile cases informing his practice.

Head of our Reputation & Privacy department Alex McCready is an expert in handling media attention. Skilled in dealing with online threats to reputation via websites, blogs, and social media, she is also highly competent in handling post-publication issues, securing apologies to her clients from national newspapers.





Ayesha Vardag Founder & President Divorce & Family

Ayesha Vardag

Founder & President
“Britain's top divorce lawyer” Ayesha Vardag rose to fame for winning the landmark Supreme Court case of Radmacher v Granatino in 2010, changing the law to...
David Lister

David Lister

Senior Partner - Divorce & Family
David is a Senior Partner at Vardags. With over 35 years of experience at the forefront of the profession, David’s practice comprises a wide ambit of family law...
Emma Gill Regional Vardags Managing Partner Manchester Divorce & Family

Emma Gill

Regional Managing Partner - Head of Manchester
“Quite simply the best matrimonial lawyer in the North” (Legal 500), Regional Managing Partner Emma Gill is one of the few family lawyers outside London to...
Simon McKirgan Senior Partner Divorce Lawyer Vardags

Simon McKirgan

Senior Partner - Divorce & Family
A top international divorce Solicitor, and one of the best in the country A senior partner at Vardags and a top international divorce lawyer, the “immensely...
Alex McCready Vardags Partner Head of Reputation & Privaacy

Alex McCready

Partner - Head of Reputation and Privacy
Alex McCready is a Partner at Vardags. As Head of Reputation & Privacy, she is widely respected for her leading expertise in this area. Regarded as “the...
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