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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

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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