Michael Drake > Collyer Bristow LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Collyer Bristow LLP
St Martin’s Court
10 Paternoster Row

Work Department

Divorce and family


Partner and Senior family & divorce lawyer. He handles all areas of matrimonial and family law, particularly where there is a commercial, complex financial or international element.


Qualified in 1971. Joined Collyer Bristow as a Partner in 1984.


Resolution; (National Committee 1987-94); Chief Assessor to the Law Society Family Law Accreditation Panel 2005-07; Fellow of International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.


Educated at Haberdashers’ Askes Elstree and Selwyn College, Cambridge (MA: Law).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Family

Toby Yerburgh  leads a ‘friendly and professional’ team at Collyer Bristow LLP that works primarily for high-net-worth clients. The main focus of the team is on matrimonial finance work (including pre- and post-nuptial advice) and private law children disputes. Many of its cases have an international dimension. Tanya Roberts is well-regarded for her work on international relocation cases and complicated children disputes. Philppa Dolan and Michael Drake  are among the other key members of the department.