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Court of Protection
Court of Protection - ranked: tier 3

Dawson Cornwell

Dawson Cornwell has a significant Court of Protection practice which is largely due to Jeremy Abraham who has considerable experience as a court-appointed deputy. Abraham’s focus is on property and financial affairs for mid- to high-net-worth individuals, many of whom have been awarded substantial compensation. He is frequently instructed in cases where there is a complex high-value estate and international/cross-border matters. He has advised on cases where the client may have been the victim of financial abuse by immediate family and friends or where there has been misconduct by a former deputy.

Practice head(s):Jeremy Abraham

Testimonials

'The team is particularly adept at working on sensitive matters. Jeremy Abraham is highly experienced and isn't afraid to tackle difficult client situations'.

'Jeremy Abraham has a wealth of experience as panel deputy and has a very shrewd approach. He has excellent client management skills and is well able to deal with difficult opponents'.

Dawson Cornwell has a significant Court of Protection practice which is largely due to Jeremy Abraham who has considerable experience as a court-appointed deputy. Abraham’s focus is on property and financial affairs for mid- to high-net-worth individuals, many of whom have been awarded substantial compensation. He is frequently instructed in cases where there is a complex high-value estate and international/cross-border matters. He has advised on cases where the client may have been the victim of financial abuse by immediate family and friends or where there has been misconduct by a former deputy.

Practice head(s):Jeremy Abraham

Testimonials

'The team is particularly adept at working on sensitive matters. Jeremy Abraham is highly experienced and isn't afraid to tackle difficult client situations'.

'Jeremy Abraham has a wealth of experience as panel deputy and has a very shrewd approach. He has excellent client management skills and is well able to deal with difficult opponents'.

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Family
Family - ranked: tier 1

Dawson Cornwell

Dawson Cornwell has the ‘greatest concentration of talent in the UK in international cases involving children’. This skilled team has substantial international expertise both at partner and associate level and it has an established Spanish desk and a newly formed Pakistan desk. Its lawyers cover 19 languages and its matrimonial and children teams are both well-placed to respond to complex and novel international cases. The group also has substantial expertise in other niche areas such as UHNW surrogacy. In addition the team has been involved in 17 reported cases in the past year. Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE, QC (Hon) who receives so many plaudits has been described as a ‘living legend who has dominated the field of international children law for many years’ – she heads the children team. Kate Allen heads the matrimonial team. It has recently promoted three people to the partnership namely Lisette Dupré; Jessica Reid and Colin Rogerson.

Practice head(s):Anne-Marie Hutchinson; Kate Allen

Other key lawyers:Zoe Fleetwood; Jessica Reid; Colin Rogerson; James Netto; Russell Bywater; Carolina Korah; Sulema Jahangir; Carolina Marin Pedreno; Lisette Dupre

Testimonials

'The team is absolutely outstanding on children matters, particularly those with an international element. The experience and expertise of the partners and associates is unrivalled, and the quality of the work is superb. The firm is energetic and engaged'.

'Anne-Marie Hutchinson stands head and shoulders above her peers in this area. Her knowledge, insight, and creativity in the field is beyond comparison. She is the doyenne of international family law'.

'Kate Allen is committed to a better way of delivering family law services. She attracts wealthy clients who wish to conduct their cases well. Kate is incredibly bright and articulate'.

'Zoe Fleetwood is at the top of her game in children matters and is utterly dedicated to her clients'.

'Russell Bywater passionately fights his clients' corner whilst giving reassuring and sensible advice behind the scenes'.

'Carolina Marin-Pedreno has a great client manner and a very good tactical mind'.

'Colin Rogerson is the surrogacy guru. He knows the law inside out. He is hugely respected, not just by judges and lawyers in this jurisdiction, but also internationally'.

'James Netto is quite simply brilliant. James produces statements that are a dream, and is able to manage even the most difficult of clients. He is absolutely dependable and has amazing insight into international children matters'.

'Lisette Dupre is immensely knowledgeable and superb. Caroline Korah is a highly dedicated lawyer who fearlessly represents her clients' interest'.

'Anne-Marie Hutchinson, Colin Rogerson and Sulema Jahangir. They all stand out for their knowledge and experience in very sensitive matters'.

Work highlights

  • Represented the applicant father, where his child had been abducted from Spain in 2014 by his mother.
  • Represented the respondent mother (of A, a ten-year-old girl) on the father’s appeal against the order of DJ Gibson refusing the father’s application to register the order of a district court in Moscow further to the 1996 Hague Convention.
  • Advised on a complex multimillion-pound pre-nuptial agreement for a Spanish South African client – the team negotiated to protect its client in an unusual situation where he does not yet have any assets in his own right but will have significant assets at an unknown point in the future.
  • Advised on a complex cross-jurisdictional non-disclosure financial remedy case after an overseas divorce.
  • Advising on a high-net-worth case which focuses on the interplay of dividing matrimonial capital without directly impacting income.
Leading individuals

Anne-Marie Hutchinson - Dawson Cornwell

Kate Allen - Dawson Cornwell

Zoë Fleetwood - Dawson Cornwell

Next Generation Partners

Carolina Marin Pedreño - Dawson Cornwell

Colin Rogerson - Dawson Cornwell

Jessica Reid - Dawson Cornwell

Lisette Dupré - Dawson Cornwell

Rising stars

Caroline Korah - Dawson Cornwell

James Netto - Dawson Cornwell

Dawson Cornwell has the ‘greatest concentration of talent in the UK in international cases involving children’. This skilled team has substantial international expertise both at partner and associate level and it has an established Spanish desk and a newly formed Pakistan desk. Its lawyers cover 19 languages and its matrimonial and children teams are both well-placed to respond to complex and novel international cases. The group also has substantial expertise in other niche areas such as UHNW surrogacy. In addition the team has been involved in 17 reported cases in the past year. Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE, QC (Hon) who receives so many plaudits has been described as a ‘living legend who has dominated the field of international children law for many years’ – she heads the children team. Kate Allen heads the matrimonial team. It has recently promoted three people to the partnership namely Lisette Dupré; Jessica Reid and Colin Rogerson.

Practice head(s):Anne-Marie Hutchinson; Kate Allen

Other key lawyers:Zoe Fleetwood; Jessica Reid; Colin Rogerson; James Netto; Russell Bywater; Carolina Korah; Sulema Jahangir; Carolina Marin Pedreno; Lisette Dupre

Testimonials

'The team is absolutely outstanding on children matters, particularly those with an international element. The experience and expertise of the partners and associates is unrivalled, and the quality of the work is superb. The firm is energetic and engaged'.

'Anne-Marie Hutchinson stands head and shoulders above her peers in this area. Her knowledge, insight, and creativity in the field is beyond comparison. She is the doyenne of international family law'.

'Kate Allen is committed to a better way of delivering family law services. She attracts wealthy clients who wish to conduct their cases well. Kate is incredibly bright and articulate'.

'Zoe Fleetwood is at the top of her game in children matters and is utterly dedicated to her clients'.

'Russell Bywater passionately fights his clients' corner whilst giving reassuring and sensible advice behind the scenes'.

'Carolina Marin-Pedreno has a great client manner and a very good tactical mind'.

'Colin Rogerson is the surrogacy guru. He knows the law inside out. He is hugely respected, not just by judges and lawyers in this jurisdiction, but also internationally'.

'James Netto is quite simply brilliant. James produces statements that are a dream, and is able to manage even the most difficult of clients. He is absolutely dependable and has amazing insight into international children matters'.

'Lisette Dupre is immensely knowledgeable and superb. Caroline Korah is a highly dedicated lawyer who fearlessly represents her clients' interest'.

'Anne-Marie Hutchinson, Colin Rogerson and Sulema Jahangir. They all stand out for their knowledge and experience in very sensitive matters'.

Work highlights

  • Represented the applicant father, where his child had been abducted from Spain in 2014 by his mother.
  • Represented the respondent mother (of A, a ten-year-old girl) on the father’s appeal against the order of DJ Gibson refusing the father’s application to register the order of a district court in Moscow further to the 1996 Hague Convention.
  • Advised on a complex multimillion-pound pre-nuptial agreement for a Spanish South African client – the team negotiated to protect its client in an unusual situation where he does not yet have any assets in his own right but will have significant assets at an unknown point in the future.
  • Advised on a complex cross-jurisdictional non-disclosure financial remedy case after an overseas divorce.
  • Advising on a high-net-worth case which focuses on the interplay of dividing matrimonial capital without directly impacting income.

Dawson Cornwell has the ‘greatest concentration of talent in the UK in international cases involving children’. This skilled team has substantial international expertise both at partner and associate level and it has an established Spanish desk and a newly formed Pakistan desk. Its lawyers cover 19 languages and its matrimonial and children teams are both well-placed to respond to complex and novel international cases. The group also has substantial expertise in other niche areas such as UHNW surrogacy. In addition the team has been involved in 17 reported cases in the past year. Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE, QC (Hon) who receives so many plaudits has been described as a ‘living legend who has dominated the field of international children law for many years’ – she heads the children team. Kate Allen heads the matrimonial team. It has recently promoted three people to the partnership namely Lisette Dupré; Jessica Reid and Colin Rogerson.

Practice head(s):Anne-Marie Hutchinson; Kate Allen

Other key lawyers:Zoe Fleetwood; Jessica Reid; Colin Rogerson; James Netto; Russell Bywater; Carolina Korah; Sulema Jahangir; Carolina Marin Pedreno; Lisette Dupre

Testimonials

'The team is absolutely outstanding on children matters, particularly those with an international element. The experience and expertise of the partners and associates is unrivalled, and the quality of the work is superb. The firm is energetic and engaged'.

'Anne-Marie Hutchinson stands head and shoulders above her peers in this area. Her knowledge, insight, and creativity in the field is beyond comparison. She is the doyenne of international family law'.

'Kate Allen is committed to a better way of delivering family law services. She attracts wealthy clients who wish to conduct their cases well. Kate is incredibly bright and articulate'.

'Zoe Fleetwood is at the top of her game in children matters and is utterly dedicated to her clients'.

'Russell Bywater passionately fights his clients' corner whilst giving reassuring and sensible advice behind the scenes'.

'Carolina Marin-Pedreno has a great client manner and a very good tactical mind'.

'Colin Rogerson is the surrogacy guru. He knows the law inside out. He is hugely respected, not just by judges and lawyers in this jurisdiction, but also internationally'.

'James Netto is quite simply brilliant. James produces statements that are a dream, and is able to manage even the most difficult of clients. He is absolutely dependable and has amazing insight into international children matters'.

'Lisette Dupre is immensely knowledgeable and superb. Caroline Korah is a highly dedicated lawyer who fearlessly represents her clients' interest'.

'Anne-Marie Hutchinson, Colin Rogerson and Sulema Jahangir. They all stand out for their knowledge and experience in very sensitive matters'.

Work highlights

  • Represented the applicant father, where his child had been abducted from Spain in 2014 by his mother.
  • Represented the respondent mother (of A, a ten-year-old girl) on the father’s appeal against the order of DJ Gibson refusing the father’s application to register the order of a district court in Moscow further to the 1996 Hague Convention.
  • Advised on a complex multimillion-pound pre-nuptial agreement for a Spanish South African client – the team negotiated to protect its client in an unusual situation where he does not yet have any assets in his own right but will have significant assets at an unknown point in the future.
  • Advised on a complex cross-jurisdictional non-disclosure financial remedy case after an overseas divorce.
  • Advising on a high-net-worth case which focuses on the interplay of dividing matrimonial capital without directly impacting income.

Dawson Cornwell has the ‘greatest concentration of talent in the UK in international cases involving children’. This skilled team has substantial international expertise both at partner and associate level and it has an established Spanish desk and a newly formed Pakistan desk. Its lawyers cover 19 languages and its matrimonial and children teams are both well-placed to respond to complex and novel international cases. The group also has substantial expertise in other niche areas such as UHNW surrogacy. In addition the team has been involved in 17 reported cases in the past year. Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE, QC (Hon) who receives so many plaudits has been described as a ‘living legend who has dominated the field of international children law for many years’ – she heads the children team. Kate Allen heads the matrimonial team. It has recently promoted three people to the partnership namely Lisette Dupré; Jessica Reid and Colin Rogerson.

Practice head(s):Anne-Marie Hutchinson; Kate Allen

Other key lawyers:Zoe Fleetwood; Jessica Reid; Colin Rogerson; James Netto; Russell Bywater; Carolina Korah; Sulema Jahangir; Carolina Marin Pedreno; Lisette Dupre

Testimonials

'The team is absolutely outstanding on children matters, particularly those with an international element. The experience and expertise of the partners and associates is unrivalled, and the quality of the work is superb. The firm is energetic and engaged'.

'Anne-Marie Hutchinson stands head and shoulders above her peers in this area. Her knowledge, insight, and creativity in the field is beyond comparison. She is the doyenne of international family law'.

'Kate Allen is committed to a better way of delivering family law services. She attracts wealthy clients who wish to conduct their cases well. Kate is incredibly bright and articulate'.

'Zoe Fleetwood is at the top of her game in children matters and is utterly dedicated to her clients'.

'Russell Bywater passionately fights his clients' corner whilst giving reassuring and sensible advice behind the scenes'.

'Carolina Marin-Pedreno has a great client manner and a very good tactical mind'.

'Colin Rogerson is the surrogacy guru. He knows the law inside out. He is hugely respected, not just by judges and lawyers in this jurisdiction, but also internationally'.

'James Netto is quite simply brilliant. James produces statements that are a dream, and is able to manage even the most difficult of clients. He is absolutely dependable and has amazing insight into international children matters'.

'Lisette Dupre is immensely knowledgeable and superb. Caroline Korah is a highly dedicated lawyer who fearlessly represents her clients' interest'.

'Anne-Marie Hutchinson, Colin Rogerson and Sulema Jahangir. They all stand out for their knowledge and experience in very sensitive matters'.

Work highlights

  • Represented the applicant father, where his child had been abducted from Spain in 2014 by his mother.
  • Represented the respondent mother (of A, a ten-year-old girl) on the father’s appeal against the order of DJ Gibson refusing the father’s application to register the order of a district court in Moscow further to the 1996 Hague Convention.
  • Advised on a complex multimillion-pound pre-nuptial agreement for a Spanish South African client – the team negotiated to protect its client in an unusual situation where he does not yet have any assets in his own right but will have significant assets at an unknown point in the future.
  • Advised on a complex cross-jurisdictional non-disclosure financial remedy case after an overseas divorce.
  • Advising on a high-net-worth case which focuses on the interplay of dividing matrimonial capital without directly impacting income.

Dawson Cornwell has the ‘greatest concentration of talent in the UK in international cases involving children’. This skilled team has substantial international expertise both at partner and associate level and it has an established Spanish desk and a newly formed Pakistan desk. Its lawyers cover 19 languages and its matrimonial and children teams are both well-placed to respond to complex and novel international cases. The group also has substantial expertise in other niche areas such as UHNW surrogacy. In addition the team has been involved in 17 reported cases in the past year. Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE, QC (Hon) who receives so many plaudits has been described as a ‘living legend who has dominated the field of international children law for many years’ – she heads the children team. Kate Allen heads the matrimonial team. It has recently promoted three people to the partnership namely Lisette Dupré; Jessica Reid and Colin Rogerson.

Practice head(s):Anne-Marie Hutchinson; Kate Allen

Other key lawyers:Zoe Fleetwood; Jessica Reid; Colin Rogerson; James Netto; Russell Bywater; Carolina Korah; Sulema Jahangir; Carolina Marin Pedreno; Lisette Dupre

Testimonials

'The team is absolutely outstanding on children matters, particularly those with an international element. The experience and expertise of the partners and associates is unrivalled, and the quality of the work is superb. The firm is energetic and engaged'.

'Anne-Marie Hutchinson stands head and shoulders above her peers in this area. Her knowledge, insight, and creativity in the field is beyond comparison. She is the doyenne of international family law'.

'Kate Allen is committed to a better way of delivering family law services. She attracts wealthy clients who wish to conduct their cases well. Kate is incredibly bright and articulate'.

'Zoe Fleetwood is at the top of her game in children matters and is utterly dedicated to her clients'.

'Russell Bywater passionately fights his clients' corner whilst giving reassuring and sensible advice behind the scenes'.

'Carolina Marin-Pedreno has a great client manner and a very good tactical mind'.

'Colin Rogerson is the surrogacy guru. He knows the law inside out. He is hugely respected, not just by judges and lawyers in this jurisdiction, but also internationally'.

'James Netto is quite simply brilliant. James produces statements that are a dream, and is able to manage even the most difficult of clients. He is absolutely dependable and has amazing insight into international children matters'.

'Lisette Dupre is immensely knowledgeable and superb. Caroline Korah is a highly dedicated lawyer who fearlessly represents her clients' interest'.

'Anne-Marie Hutchinson, Colin Rogerson and Sulema Jahangir. They all stand out for their knowledge and experience in very sensitive matters'.

Work highlights

  • Represented the applicant father, where his child had been abducted from Spain in 2014 by his mother.
  • Represented the respondent mother (of A, a ten-year-old girl) on the father’s appeal against the order of DJ Gibson refusing the father’s application to register the order of a district court in Moscow further to the 1996 Hague Convention.
  • Advised on a complex multimillion-pound pre-nuptial agreement for a Spanish South African client – the team negotiated to protect its client in an unusual situation where he does not yet have any assets in his own right but will have significant assets at an unknown point in the future.
  • Advised on a complex cross-jurisdictional non-disclosure financial remedy case after an overseas divorce.
  • Advising on a high-net-worth case which focuses on the interplay of dividing matrimonial capital without directly impacting income.

Dawson Cornwell has the ‘greatest concentration of talent in the UK in international cases involving children’. This skilled team has substantial international expertise both at partner and associate level and it has an established Spanish desk and a newly formed Pakistan desk. Its lawyers cover 19 languages and its matrimonial and children teams are both well-placed to respond to complex and novel international cases. The group also has substantial expertise in other niche areas such as UHNW surrogacy. In addition the team has been involved in 17 reported cases in the past year. Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE, QC (Hon) who receives so many plaudits has been described as a ‘living legend who has dominated the field of international children law for many years’ – she heads the children team. Kate Allen heads the matrimonial team. It has recently promoted three people to the partnership namely Lisette Dupré; Jessica Reid and Colin Rogerson.

Practice head(s):Anne-Marie Hutchinson; Kate Allen

Other key lawyers:Zoe Fleetwood; Jessica Reid; Colin Rogerson; James Netto; Russell Bywater; Carolina Korah; Sulema Jahangir; Carolina Marin Pedreno; Lisette Dupre

Testimonials

'The team is absolutely outstanding on children matters, particularly those with an international element. The experience and expertise of the partners and associates is unrivalled, and the quality of the work is superb. The firm is energetic and engaged'.

'Anne-Marie Hutchinson stands head and shoulders above her peers in this area. Her knowledge, insight, and creativity in the field is beyond comparison. She is the doyenne of international family law'.

'Kate Allen is committed to a better way of delivering family law services. She attracts wealthy clients who wish to conduct their cases well. Kate is incredibly bright and articulate'.

'Zoe Fleetwood is at the top of her game in children matters and is utterly dedicated to her clients'.

'Russell Bywater passionately fights his clients' corner whilst giving reassuring and sensible advice behind the scenes'.

'Carolina Marin-Pedreno has a great client manner and a very good tactical mind'.

'Colin Rogerson is the surrogacy guru. He knows the law inside out. He is hugely respected, not just by judges and lawyers in this jurisdiction, but also internationally'.

'James Netto is quite simply brilliant. James produces statements that are a dream, and is able to manage even the most difficult of clients. He is absolutely dependable and has amazing insight into international children matters'.

'Lisette Dupre is immensely knowledgeable and superb. Caroline Korah is a highly dedicated lawyer who fearlessly represents her clients' interest'.

'Anne-Marie Hutchinson, Colin Rogerson and Sulema Jahangir. They all stand out for their knowledge and experience in very sensitive matters'.

Work highlights

  • Represented the applicant father, where his child had been abducted from Spain in 2014 by his mother.
  • Represented the respondent mother (of A, a ten-year-old girl) on the father’s appeal against the order of DJ Gibson refusing the father’s application to register the order of a district court in Moscow further to the 1996 Hague Convention.
  • Advised on a complex multimillion-pound pre-nuptial agreement for a Spanish South African client – the team negotiated to protect its client in an unusual situation where he does not yet have any assets in his own right but will have significant assets at an unknown point in the future.
  • Advised on a complex cross-jurisdictional non-disclosure financial remedy case after an overseas divorce.
  • Advising on a high-net-worth case which focuses on the interplay of dividing matrimonial capital without directly impacting income.

Kate Allen - Dawson Cornwell

Zoë Fleetwood - Dawson Cornwell

Anne-Marie Hutchinson - Dawson Cornwell

Jessica Reid - Dawson Cornwell

Colin Rogerson - Dawson Cornwell

Lisette Dupré - Dawson Cornwell

Carolina Marin Pedreño - Dawson Cornwell

Caroline Korah - Dawson Cornwell

James Netto - Dawson Cornwell

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Family: mediation
Family: mediation - ranked: tier 2

Dawson Cornwell

Jeremy Abraham at Dawson Cornwell is accredited by the Family Mediation Council, by Resolution and by the Family Mediators. Abraham is a respected mediator both in sole and co-mediations and is approved for direct consultation with children.

Other key lawyers:Jeremy Abraham

Testimonials

'Jeremy Abraham is an excellent and hugely experienced mediator.'

Leading individuals

Jeremy Abraham - Dawson Cornwell

Jeremy Abraham at Dawson Cornwell is accredited by the Family Mediation Council, by Resolution and by the Family Mediators. Abraham is a respected mediator both in sole and co-mediations and is approved for direct consultation with children.

Other key lawyers:Jeremy Abraham

Testimonials

'Jeremy Abraham is an excellent and hugely experienced mediator.'

Jeremy Abraham - Dawson Cornwell

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