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I deal with a wide range of children and family matters, often with an international element. I have particular experience in resolving complicated financial disputes, often involving nuptial settlements, off-shore assets and complex trust and company structures. My expertise also includes advising on asset preservation, cohabitation and pre and post nuptial agreements. I also deal regularly with international children matters.
I am intrigued by developments in the law and the way that it adapts to an ever-changing society. Law allows us to maintain societal order and has a significant effect on our lives. I always wanted to be able to make a difference by helping people find the right way to deal with “the maze of life”.
Although a cliché, I would describe myself as a ‘people person’, and this attribute sits well with family lawyers.
The conclusion and resolution of a matter, be it financial or children related; I feel a sense of personal achievement and I also feel the transferred feelings of my clients, which often comprises of a mixture of emotions, including relief, happiness, closure, satisfaction and freedom. I enjoy providing driven and focussed legal support they require to lead them through the process.
"Thank you very much for your kind email and words. You have been a real blessing for me on this emotional journey and your continuous support and meticulous, hard work has without question made it easier for me to stay strong. I truly cannot thank you enough. " - Client
I frequently comment as a family law expert in various publications and the national press, including The Times, The Guardian, The Law Society Gazette, Private Client Adviser, as well as online news sites MSN and AOL.
In addition to this, I have written articles for various journals, including:
“Restricted Assets” - Family Law Journal, December 2015/January 2016
“How Secure is a Trust?” - Private Client Adviser, February 2016
“It’s unusual for the courts to make a move like this, but the husband in this case has been so duplicitous that they deemed it necessary.
“Mr Akhmedov has repeatedly been in contempt of court, but Mrs Akhmedova has few enforcement options open to her. Piercing the corporate veil is a powerful move but more must be done to give spouses - often wives - the justice they deserve.
“We’ve seen an increasing amount of cases that involve one party diverting assets through corporate or offshore entities and we’re expecting to see more in the future. Thankfully, the English courts have far wider powers than many other jurisdictions when it comes to seeking transparent disclosure. They must show in the coming months and years that they are not prepared to accept parties ’hiding’ assets abroad.
“While this is an extreme case – both in the lengths the husband has gone to in order to conceal and divert assets and the significant wealth involved – English courts’ decisions in this case will guide how future high-value divorces are handled, and how large settlements can be enforced.”
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