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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

Karen Wilsher

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Private wealth; family.


Karen specialises in the resolution of high-value financial claims for spouses and cohabitees, complex issues concerning arrangements for children, including the international relocation of children, and cases with a public law element. She acts for spouses, parents and other relatives and is also able to assist schools and charities in respect of child law issues. Karen’s clients are based both in England and overseas and many of her cases involve international elements. Karen is a mediator, collaborative lawyer and a member of Resolution, and she is committed to resolving family issues in a constructive and conciliatory manner. Experience: acting for parents in relation to complex child cases, including those with a public law element and including acting for the mother in the reported case of Re K (Children) 2008 before the Court of Appeal; advising on the resolution of matrimonial financial issues, including cases involving complex asset structures, high-value assets and international elements and including acting for the wife in the reported case of W v W in relation to the capitalisation of spousal maintenance payments; acting for parents in child law cases with an international element such as applications to relocate a child overseas, including acting for the mother in the reported case of S v H (Abduction: Access Rights ) [1997]; and acting as a mediator and collaborative lawyer in relation to financial issues and the arrangements for children following the breakdown of marriages and relationships.



South East: Private client

Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Leading individuals

Karen Wilsher - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Within: Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

The Charles Russell Speechlys LLP team offers outstanding expertise in challenging children cases including international relocations, child protection  and abuse allegations and domestic and international adoptions. This is in addition to financial disputes over business assets, trusts, pension and tax issues. Karen Wilsher and Shona Alexander lead the team; William Rollin  has a focus on financial disputes side of divorces and the breakdown of civil partnerships and the 'well thought of' Felicity Chapman has significant expertise in areas including nuptial and cohabitation agreements and children and domestic abuse cases. The team is further boosted with the return of Claire Devine  following maternity leave.

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