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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, Sarah Higgins, London, ENGLAND

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Sarah Higgins

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Sarah is head of the family group at Charles Russell Speechlys. She handles all areas of family law, with particular focus on financial applications, children, cohabitation and marital agreements. Sarah advises those involved in disputes concerning their financial arrangements following relationship breakdown, whether as spouses/cohabitants or third parties such as trustees. Many clients are international or have assets abroad. Sarah is experienced in advising civil partners. Children issues include acting for parents or other family members. Sarah is experienced in dealing with cases with substantial and complex assets in various jurisdictions, including pensions, and where there are issues of non-disclosure and disputed valuations. She drafts and advises on both marital and civil partnership agreements. Her children work includes acting in cases where one parent wishes to relocate to a different country with a child. Sarah is experienced in dealing with matters where there are allegations of drug or alcohol abuse. She is a trained mediator. Experience: acted for the successful appellant in the first civil partnership case, Lawrence v Gallagher [2012] EWCA Civ 394.


Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

London: Private client


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Sarah Higgins - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Within: Family

Under the leadership of Sarah Higgins,¬†Charles Russell Speechlys LLP has a focus on high-value and multi-jurisdictional cases. The excellent team covers a wide range of specialist areas in family law from complex divorce and finance cases through to international children related cases under the Children Act and the Hague Convention. Other areas of expertise lie in advising on adoption, surrogacy, civil partnerships and drafting marital agreements. In addition the team has a detailed knowledge of onshore and offshore trust structures and complex family business structures. Another focus of the practice is advising people in the sports and media sectors ‚Äď it acts for premier league footballers as well as other sports and media professionals. Sarah Anticoni¬†has a particular focus on mediating complex financial claims and children related matters. It remains a solid team despite a number of departures.

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