Irwin Mitchell Lawyers Listed In Prestigious Legal Guide

Spear's Guide Recognises Top Divorce Lawyers

06.05.2016

Two Irwin Mitchell lawyers have been listed in the Spear’s 500 list of top family lawyers.  Spear's 500 is an essential guide to the top private client advisers, wealth managers, lawyers and service providers for high and ultra-high net worth individuals.

Elizabeth Hicks, a partner at Irwin Mitchell, leads the firm’s family division in London and is included in the Spear’s list of Top Ten Family Lawyers. She has been at Irwin Mitchell for 10 years and is respected as having established a reputation for resolving complex and international cases. She also has a number of reported Court of Appeal decisions including how to deal with offshore trusts and the confidentiality of family law. Elizabeth is currently dealing with a number of international pre-marital agreements.

Ros Bever is listed in Spear’s list of Top recommended family lawyers. Based in Manchester, Ros leads Irwin Mitchell’s family law team in the city and is one of the few lawyers from outside London to be included in the guide. She is noted for her recent representation of divorcees Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil in landmark cases at the Supreme Court, that redefined the law regarding the disclosure of assets. Both women claimed they were mis-led about the real value of their respective ex-husbands’ assets during divorce proceedings, and the Court found in their favour.

Ros, who represents clients from across the UK and abroad, was included in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 list of 2016 and was nominated Times Lawyer of the Week in November 2015. She regularly presents at conferences on family law and will later this year be delivering a keynote speech about  pre-nup agreements at the White Paper legal conference.

Featuring in the directory is strictly by invitation only and is testament to the expertise, client care and incredible profile that Elizabeth and Ros have demonstrated in helping high profile clients in recent years. 

Ros Bever said: “We are delighted to be included in this guide, which lists the best lawyers in their field. It is a tremendous honour and highlights the high quality of the family teams at Irwin Mitchell.”

Read more about Irwin Mitchell's expertise in Family and Divorce Law.