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Last week's newsletter, with a full case summary of Grandison v Joseph [2019] EWHC 977 (Fam) is now available to view online here

Baroness Deech

Baroness Deech of Cumnor is former chief of the HFEA and former Visiting Professor of Law at Gresham College.



Alexis Campbell QC, 29 Bedford Row

Alexis Campbell QC specialises in financial remedies. Described in Chambers 2019 as "a great advocate who is very on top of the figures [...] she is beyond bright, and her bedside manner is impeccable."

29 Br Alexis Campbell Qc


Richard Todd QC, 1 Hare Court

Richard is described as the 'Star of the family bar' by Legal 500. He acted in both the Radmacher and Prest cases in the Supreme Court and the co-author of Relationship Agreements (2013). 

Richard Todd Qc Web


Amy Kisser, QEB

Amy is acknowledged as a rising star of the Family Bar and is a co-author of the Dictionary of Financial Remedies (Class Legal)

Amy Kisser


Sofia Thomas, Tax Expert

Sofia is an accredited tax expert and associate member of Resolution who specialises in taxes on divorce, inheritance tax and probate matters. She regularly helps family lawyers advise their clients to achieve tax efficient divorce settlements. 



Zak Virgin, Mills & Reeve

Zak is a partner in the firm's banking and finance team and leads the national asset-based lending (ABL) practice.

Zak Virgin


Katie Cowton QC, QEB

Katie was appointed Queen’s Counsel in March 2019. She had been rated as a leading junior for matrimonial finance by the legal directories (Chambers UK and Legal 500) for many years, ranked Band 1 by the Legal 500 and Chambers UK. She was shortlisted as Family Junior Barrister of the Year by the Legal 500 in 2017, and by Chambers UK in 2008 and 2015.

Catherine Cowton


HHJ Edward Hess

Edward Hess read Mathematics and then Law at Cambridge University. He was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1985 and practised at Harcourt Chambers from 1985 to 2010. He was a District Judge (PRFD) at the Central Family Court from 2010 to 2015. Since 2015 he has been a Circuit Judge, currently sitting at Portsmouth Family Court, Swindon Family Court and the Central Family Court. Since 2016 he has been a Deputy High Court Judge. In 2017 he was appointed as a Deputy Leader of the Financial Remedies Court Project. He is the co-author of the Dictionary of Financial Remedies and Pensions and Divorce: A Practitioner's Handbook


Charlie Graham

Charlie is a practising private investigator with extensive experience in matrimonial fiance work, in particular asset tracing and recovery. 


Catherine Johnson, Weald Wealth Management

Catherine is a Chartered Financial Planner who regularly advises lawyers on how to structure their client's finances as part of a divorce settlement. 

Michael Lockyer, Weald Wealth Management 

Michael is the Managing Director of Weald Wealth Management Ltd.

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