Divorce Lawyers for heirs and heiresses

As the heir or heiress to a family fortune, you will understand the importance of protecting your wealth for future generations. Under English family law, non-matrimonial property such as inheritances or family trusts is not exempt on divorce. The court will be able to make orders against such property to meet your partner’s needs.

The outcome of your case will depend on your exact circumstances, but the court may well find that you have an obligation to maintain your spouse from your family’s money. The court may also put pressure on family trusts to meet your spouse’s capital and income needs.

Vardags for heirs and heiresses

Vardags have significant experience 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. Whether from English or foreign families, we have helped them preserve their assets in the face of the English court’s wide-ranging ability to make financial awards.

From the outset, we will be focused on your desire to preserve your family’s wealth for future generations.  We will help you to 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.

We understand that you and your family want to avoid making payments to an ex-spouse. We will help you find the best way to protect yourself and your family wealth.

Vardags team for heirs and heiresses

Vardags director Charlie Bell is experienced in a range of high net worth cases, including advising heirs and heiress in relation to divorce claims. He has worked on numerous cases involving family trusts and companies. Head of Private Client Chris Hall is also able to advise in relation to trust structures.

Vardags’ team for heirs and heiresses also includes Lois Rogers and Antonia Barker, who have worked on cases involving complex trust structures and family farms.

You may be eligible for a litigation loan

If your spouse controls the family finances, you may be worried about how to find the money for your legal fees during a divorce. But this need not prevent you from accessing the best legal advice to fight for what you deserve. 

Whether you and your spouse built-up your fortune during your marriage, you married someone who already had money or you have had a child with someone with money, it is likely that you are entitled to very significant assets or income. But accessing this wealth now that you are separated may be difficult, restricting your ability to afford the very best legal representation for you and your family during your divorce.

What options are available to fund my case?

If your spouse is not prepared to pay your divorce fees, you may be eligible for a litigation loan. This specific type of lending allows you to secure any assets that you or your partner have, such as your former matrimonial home, against a loan that will cover your legal fees. This loan is then paid back at the end of the case.

A litigation loan is rigorous and transparent, and will grant you access to a top divorce lawyer who will ensure that you get your fair share. Vardags is experienced in securing litigation funding for its high net worth clients and has strong relationships with a select pool of the very best funders around. We also know when best to apply, and exercise careful judgement in determining when to pursue claims.

Vardags are ready to help

Vardags can advise in detail on the options available at your first consultation. We offer a free initial consultation, without obligation, to clients who have family assets greater than £1 million or income of greater than £150,000 per annum. Please call our confidential enquiry line on 020 7205 5792 to arrange your consultation — it’s never too early or too late to take expert legal advice. 


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01223 581175

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1 Saint Mary's Passage Cambridge, CB2 3PQ


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King Street Manchester, M2 4WU


0191 401 8575

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Earl Grey House Newcastle, NE1 6EF


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87 Canon Street Winchester, SO23 9JQ


+44 207 404 9390

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10 Old Bailey London, EC4M 7NG

Qualifying Individuals

Vardags specialise in cases involving high net worth individuals, their families and their companies.  Free consultations are offered for clients with net assets in excess of £2million or involved in other high value disputes.
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*Free consultation for qualifying individuals. We do not undertake legal aid work but there are often other ways to fund your case. We do not act on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis in civil disputes.

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*Free consultation for qualifying individuals. We do not undertake legal aid work but there are often other ways to fund your case. We do not act on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis in civil disputes.

Call Vardags London: 020 7404 9390

Our confidential enquiry lines are staffed 24 hours a day, every day of the year.