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Partners

Vardags partners are at the forefront of family law. They regularly achieve life-changing, law-making results in the biggest and most complex cases. Hand-picked from the best universities and law firms, they are intelligent, determined, and always ready to fight their clients corner.

Our partners have been recognised as the very top divorce lawyers in trade directories, highly respected awards, and the national and international press.

OUR TEAM

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...
Stephen Bence Vardags CEO

Stephen Bence

Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Dr Stephen Bence is responsible for driving Vardags’ growth. In 2015, Vardags was the only law firm to feature on The Sunday Times Virgin...
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 lawyer, and one of the best in the country A senior partner at Vardags and a top international divorce lawyer, the “immensely...
Annemarie Bradley Vardags Senior Partner Divorce & Family

Annemarie Bradley

Partner - Divorce & Family
Annemarie is a Partner in the Vardags Manchester office and has extensive experience in cases with complex financial settlements, cohabitation issues as well as private...
Katherine Danby Vardags Partner Head of Financial Forensics

Katharine Danby

Partner - Head of Financial Forensics
Katharine is a Partner and Head of the Financial Forensics team based in London. She works primarily in the tracing of assets.
Lucy Williams  Vardags Partner Divorce & Family

Lucy Williams

Partner - Divorce & Family
Lucy is a Partner at the Manchester office and Head of the Manchester Children team. She advises on all issues arising from the breakdown of marriage for high net worth...
Ben Crowne Vardags Partner Financial Forensics

Ben Crowne

Partner - Valuations
Ben is a Partner in our Financial Forensics team based in London. His work primarily involves valuations and providing specialist expertise on complex financial issues.
Gareth Curtis Vardags Partner Divorce & Family

Gareth Curtis

Partner - Divorce & Family
Gareth Curtis is a Partner at Vardags, advising on the full spectrum of family law issues, with particular experience in financial remedy cases as well as financial...
Robert Hines

Robert Hines

Partner - Divorce & Family
Robert Hines is a Partner at Vardags, advising on all aspects of family law particularly cases involving contentious or strategic planning elements. Robert has...
Amie Pine

Amie Pine

Partner - Divorce & Family
Amie is a Partner at Vardags advising on a range of family law issues, particularly divorce and finance including complex financial matters where businesses assets are...
Nicola Jones

Nicola Jones

Partner - Divorce & Family
Nicola is a Partner at Vardags specialising in family law. Nicola has specialised in family law exclusively over the last 13 years, dealing with a mixed case load of...
Nicola Hale Vardags Senior Associate Divorce & Family

Nicola Hale

Senior Associate
Nikki already has a wealth of experience as a Senior Associate, with ten years’ exclusive focus on family law. She is a well-respected family law practitioner,...
Reece Johnson Vardags Associate

Reece Johnson

Senior Associate
Reece is a highly regarded Senior Associate in the firm, specialising in family and children law matters, with a particular focus on high value financial and complex...
Kate Kempster Vardags Associate Family

Kate Kempster

Senior Associate
Kate is a Senior Associate in the family department at the Manchester office and has developed a strong reputation as an active member of the team with a varied case load...
Jennifer White

Jennifer White

Senior Associate*
Jennifer is a Senior Associate at Vardags, advising a wide range of clients on all aspects of divorce and family law, particularly complex financial matters with a...
Maria Fiorito Vardags Associate Family Law

Maria Fiorito

Associate - Dual Qualified (Italy)
Maria is an Italian Avvocato qualified to practise law in Italy and a solicitor qualified to practice law in England, and Wales, having successfully...
Natalie Bruce Vardags Associate Family Law

Natalie Bruce

Associate
Prior to joining Vardags, Natalie trained at a national law firm. She moved to the Manchester office of a second leading national firm upon qualification, where she...
Tom Apthorp

Tom Apthorp

Associate
Tom is an Associate at Vardags. 
Ellie Hagan

Ellie Hagan

Associate
Ellie is an Associate at Vardags, specialising across the full range of matters in family and divorce, including those with an international element. She advises, in...
Emily White

Emily White

Associate
Emily is a rising star in our Manchester Divorce and Family Team, having initially joined Vardags as part of the Graduate Training Programme. She specialises...
Tatiana Amdur

Tatiana Amdur

Associate
Tatiana is an Associate within our divorce and family department, specialising across the full range of matters in this area, including those with an international...
Tilley Schonell Vardags Associate Family & Divorce

Tilley Schonell

Associate*
Tilley is an Associate* within our divorce and family department, specialising across the full range of matters in this area, including those with an international element....
Eleanor Bing

Eleanor Bing

Associate
Eleanor is an Associate at Vardags. Her practice is focused on all aspects of divorce and financial proceedings, including complex financial cases and cases with...
James Parkinson-Wisely

James Parkinson-Wisely

Associate*
James is an Associate at Vardags, specialising across the full range of matters in family and divorce, advising in particular on complex financial matters involving...
Amelia Medina

Amelia Medina

Associate*
Amelia is an Associate at Vardags, specialising across the full range of matters in family and divorce, advising in particular on complex financial matters...
Liz Barrett

Liz Barrett

Associate
Liz joined Vardags as an Associate in the Family law department. She advises on all aspects of family law, including divorce/ dissolution of civil partnerships;...
Alice Stopford

Alice Stopford

Assistant Solicitor
Alice is an Assistant Solicitor at Vardags    
Charlotte Day Graduate Trainee Solicitor

Charlotte Day

Assistant Solicitor
Charlotte is an Assistant Solicitor at Vardags
Michal Stepniak

Michal Stepniak

Assistant Solicitor
Michal is an Assistant Solicitor in our Family department with a focus on all aspects of private family law proceedings, including those relating to divorce and the...
Hannah Hall

Hannah Hall

Assistant Solicitor*
Hannah joined Vardags in January 2024 as an Assistant Solicitor.   *Foreign Qualified, Admitted in Australia only (practising under direct supervision of an...
Claire Dowdall Graduate Trainee Solicitor

Claire Dowdall

Graduate Trainee (Trainee Solicitor)
Claire joined Vardags on the Graduate Training Programme.
Poopy Jones Graduate Trainee Solicitor

Poppy Jones

Graduate Trainee (Paralegal Phase)
Poppy joined Vardags on the Graduate Training Programme.
Jade Edement Graduate Trainee Solicitor

Jade Edment

Graduate Trainee (Paralegal Phase)
Jade joined Vardags on the Graduate Training Programme.
Nathalie Spiller Graduate Trainee Solicitor

Nathalie Spiller

Graduate Trainee (Paralegal Phase)
Nathalie joined Vardags on the Graduate Training Programme.
Sophie Steyn Graduate Trainee Solicitor

Sophie Steyn

Graduate Trainee (Paralegal Phase)
Sophie joined Vardags on the Graduate Training Programme.
Ruth Wynn Graduate Trainee Solicitor

Ruth Wynn

Graduate Trainee (Paralegal Phase)
Ruth joined Vardags on the Graduate Training Programme.
Emmanuelle Nemorin Graduate Trainee Solicitor

Emmanuelle Nemorin

Graduate Trainee
Emmanuelle joined Vardags on the Graduate Training Programme.
Ella Perry

Ella Perry

Graduate Trainee
Ella joined Vardags on the Graduate Training Programme.
Josie Campbell

Josie Campbell

Graduate Trainee
Josie became a graduate trainee in Spetember 2023 having previously joined Vardags in June 2020 as a Journalist and Content Creation Specialist.
Alex Hughes

Alex Hughes

Graduate Trainee
Alex joined the graduate trainee programme in September 2023 having previously worked in as a finance and office assistant. 
Mia Cooman

Mia Cooman

Graduate trainee
Mia became a graduate trainee in September 2023 having previously joined Vardags as a Client Relations Specialist. She has garnered 10 years of experience providing...
Alexandra Lindsay-Black

Alexandra Lindsay-Black

Graduate Trainee
Alexandra joined Vardags on the Graduate Training Programme.
Rosie Maclean-Bather

Rosie Maclean-Bather

Graduate Trainee
Rosie joined Vardags on the Graduate Training Programme.
Annabel Rand

Annabel Rand

Graduate Trainee
Annabel joined Vardags on the Graduate Training Programme.
Helena Snider

Helena Snider

Graduate Trainee
Helena joined Vardags on the Graduate Training Programme.
Alicia Fernandez Fontalba

Alicia Fernandez Fontalba

Graduate Trainee
Alicia joined Vardags on the Graduate Training Programme.
Nadia Szumiło

Nadia Szumiło

Graduate Trainee
Nadia joined Vardags on the Graduate Training Programme.
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