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Vardags has extensive experience and an impressive track record representing heirs and heiresses in family law proceedings. We have worked with beneficiaries to family trusts and those set to inherit multi-million pound fortunes.

We have unrivalled experience in cross-jurisdictional cases, ensuring our clients cases go through the English courts. We have represented members of wealthy English and international families, helping them to preserve their assets in the face of the English courts wide-ranging ability to make financial awards.

Meanwhile, our bespoke approach allows our lawyers to focus on your desire to preserve your familys wealth for future generations. Working alongside our dedicated and meticulous financial forensics team, our lawyers will value your interest in family property appropriately, and accurately argue what you will, and will not receive.

We will help you demonstrate what your spouse realistically needs from a settlement and what they might be able to generate or contribute for themselves, and understand that you and your family want to avoid making payments to an ex-spouse. Placing you and your best interests at the forefront of our practice, we will help you find the best way to protect yourself and your family wealth.

Our team for heirs and heiresses

Working with highly skilled and experienced teams of lawyers and in-house experts, Vardags has firm directors who specialise in divorce for heirs and heiresses.

Vardags founder and President Ayesha Vardag has a phenomenal track record, including law-making victories, that demonstrates her absolute passion, skill, and media savvy. Specialising in complex, high profile cases, often with an international element, Ayesha has represented many members of prominent and wealthy families to resounding success. Notably, Ayesha represented German heiress Katrin Radmacher in the landmark case Radmacher v Granatino, which transformed how the English and Welsh courts regard pre-nuptial agreements. Her determination and dedication to her clients has led to her being regularly dubbed Britains top divorce lawyer.

Senior partner David Lister has over 35 years of experience working at the forefront of family law. He specialises in high net woth and ultra-high net worth divorce, particularly cases with complex legal, financial and factual disputes and international elements. He has pioneered the use of litigation funding and third-party disclosure, and is regularly sought after for his solution-driven approach and phenomenal ability to deliver oustanding results for his clients.

Senior Forensic Accountant Katharine Danby is an expert in dealing with complex financial cases, ensuring that assets are valued appropriately to allow the best possible settlement result for our clients. Working with our lawyers, Katherines findings have been transformative in financially complex cases, and invaluable when it comes to winning the best possible settlement for our clients.


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...
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