With 42 per cent of marriages ending in divorce, it is important when advising wealthy clients to put mechanisms in place to protect family assets. Jenny Cutts and…Read More
Pre and Post-nuptial Agreements
We have extensive experience of advising clients on pre and post-nuptial agreements which, thanks to the Supreme Court decision of Radmacher v Granatino and the case of MacLeod in the Privy Council, are a significant emerging force in English Law.
"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
Pre-nuptial agreements are entered into by a couple prior to their marriage and post-nuptial agreements are entered into during a marriage. Both seek to regulate financial provision on divorce. Given the increase in the level of divorce settlements over recent years, both are more important than ever.
Our Family Team provides a completely bespoke service, acknowledging that circumstances will be different in every case.
Whether we are acting on behalf of the stronger economic party or their spouse, intended spouse or civil partner, we deal with all matters in a sensitive and delicate way – ensuring our clients’ interests are protected and promoted as much as possible.
We have considerable experience in this area, preparing and advising on agreements for many clients of significant wealth.
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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