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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, James Riby, London, ENGLAND

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James Riby

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Family, private wealth, retail and leisure, sports.


James advises on all areas of family law, including separation agreements, divorce, financial issues following separation and divorce, child contact and residence (or 'custody') issues and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. He also advises couples who are not married or in a civil partnership on issues arising on relationship breakdown, such as disputes over property, child contact and residence, and financial claims for the maintenance of children under Schedule 1 of the Children Act. His children law practice includes extensive experience in child abduction cases. In the above areas, James has experience of cases which have also touched upon related issues of confidentiality and privacy law. He has also dealt in particular with complex cross-border jurisdiction disputes and claims against offshore trusts. He has a busy UK-Italian caseload, and has worked with many well-known Italian family law firms in Milan and Rome and elsewhere in Italy. James is also a trained collaborative lawyer and a trained mediator. Experience: M v W (financial relief – divorce – trust assets) [2010]; Kremen v Agrest and Fishman (financial relief; avoidance of disposition orders; financial provision; sham transactions) [2010]; G v G (financial remedies: strike out) [2012].



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Within: Family

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP's team is headed by the ‘calm and fiercely intelligent’ Sarah Higgins. William Longrigg  has a ‘very high profile in the international family law world and attracts some very large cases’. James Freeman  ‘fights his clientscases with skill and expertise and is totally solution-focused’. Miranda Fisher  acts for HNWIs from overseas as well as a number of Premiership footballers. The ‘very calm' James Riby has a ’good head for figures’. Sarah Anticoni has a ‘great reputation’ and the ‘dynamic and clever’ Jamie Kennaugh is a newly promoted partner. Senior associate Joshua Green  is ‘extremely hardworking and is a rising star’. The team has particular expertise in the sports and media sectors and regularly acts for actors, musicians and other media and sports stars. Victoria Francis has left the firm.

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