Elisabeth is a Partner in the Family team.
Her clients, who are based nationally and internationally, include landowners, farmers, professionals, sports personalities, celebrities, company directors, business leaders and their spouses.
Dealing with the repercussions of relationship breakdown is her specialism, skilfully negotiating financial settlements where possible and litigating where necessary. She is particularly experienced in diverse and high-value portfolios including property, business interests, share schemes, pensions and trusts (on and off-shore).
She supports parents, and grandparents, as they resolve arrangements regarding children's living arrangements and financial provision for children. Elisabeth has experience of acting in cases at county court level, in the High Court and in the Court of Appeal. For couples with independent assets who are planning to live together, marry or enter a civil partnership, she advises on wealth protection via cohabitation agreements, pre- and post-nuptial agreements and pre-partnership agreements.
Recent examples of how Elisabeth has supported clients include:
- achieving an improved share of £12 million in assets in a divorce settlement where there was an ungenerous pre-nuptial agreement;
- securing a business valuation which was resisted by the husband increasing the pot by £1,000,000;
- successfully defending a father from an unscrupulous attempt by his former spouse to mis-use the Children Act for financial gain; and
- negotiating better terms in a pre-nuptial agreement for the fiancee of a premiership footballer.