Gemma Vines considers practical issues when contemplating mirror orders on an application for leave to remove.Read More
Choosing the right jurisdiction in which to bring financial claims on divorce can have a dramatic effect on the amount of the settlement. Our Family Team can help you make the right decision.
"From the beginning I just feel like everything has been really well managed. The firm has a really great atmosphere and is really professional, comfortable and welcoming."
Chambers UK, 2016
"They are an increasingly substantial presence in divorce work and are supported by a great team."
Chambers UK, 2016
Charmaine Hast has a ‘wealth of experience that she delivers to clients in spades’. Hast advised on a prenuptial contract worth £2.5bn.
Legal 500, 2015
Charmaine Hast heads the team at Wedlake Bell LLP, which also includes collaborative specialist Conrad Adam, shari’ah law guru Trisha Siddique and children law practitioner Gemma Vines.
Legal 500, 2014
“Forum shopping” is now a possible option for a greater number of people, where couples may be of different nationalities or spend periods of time in different jurisdictions.
Where there is a choice, our family lawyers are experts at quickly identifying the most favourable jurisdiction. In many cases it is essential to act very quickly in issuing divorce proceedings in the most favourable jurisdiction and we regularly succeed in jurisdiction races in order to secure the best advantage for our clients.
We advise a range of clients who have financial or business interests abroad, working closely with our highly developed and extensive network of international lawyers who are ready to help protect and promote our clients’ interests in foreign jurisdictions.
We have well-established connections with family lawyers on a transatlantic and pan-European basis in addition to detailed knowledge and expertise relating to issues concerning clients with links and interests in South Africa.
For a confidential, no-obligation call-back from one of our family lawyers, please email your contact details and a brief summary.
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10 Oct, 2012
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07 Apr, 2011
Last summer, the EU issued a Green Paper on policy options for progress towards a European contract law for consumers and business*. Wedlake Bell has been working…Read More