Vardags has extensive experience advising UHNW and HNW clients, their families and businesses in New Zealand and across Australasia. Vardags’ New Zealand Desk is comprised of the finest lawyers with leading expertise in advising on New Zealand, UK and international matters.
Vardags’ New Zealand desk is headed by James Parkinson-Wisely. James studied Law at the university of Otago and qualified at a family law firm in New Zealand before working at a leading, specialist family and divorce firm in Sydney, Australia.
Vardags’ elite solicitors are uniquely placed to provide bespoke, expert, multi-disciplinary legal services to high net worth individuals in New Zealand. This desk also works in close partnership with a network of regional contacts, including banks, family offices, tax advisors and wealth managers.
If you are in an international relationship, the jurisdiction in which your divorce proceeds could make a huge difference to the final outcome. London, as the divorce capital of the world, is known for making generous awards to the financially weaker parties, and the court has a wide discretion in what it awards. In these circumstances, it is imperative to act fast and instruct a lawyer as soon as possible. At Vardags, we will help you ensure that your case proceeds in the most advantageous jurisdiction, as well as providing our expertise on international asset tracing.
Whether you can claim English jurisdiction is complex and depends on where you currently live, where you have previously lived and your domicile. Very often, a British person living abroad is able to access the English justice system, without necessarily being in the country at the time.
Proceedings can also be initiated if one party wants to move to another country with the children, given that the permission of the other parent, or the court, is required. If you are caught in this situation, then you may need to seek legal advice.
Vardags’ services extend well beyond divorce and family law, and encompass reputation and privacy, property, corporate, criminal defence, commercial and civil litigation, employment, and professional negligence.
We offer a free consultation to suitable clients, typically those where the family's net assets are in excess of £1m or the combined income is in excess of £150,000