22nd Oct 2020

Chambers & Partners UK 2021 – Excellent Rankings

Chambers & Partners UK 2021 – Excellent Rankings


We are very pleased to announce that Family Law in Partnership continues to be ranked as a leading family law firm by Chambers & Partners UK 2021, with outstanding feedback received in relation to our lawyers.

Directors David Allison, Daniel Coombes, Elizabeth HicksJames Pirrie and Bradley Williams have all been named as leading family and divorce lawyers together with consultant Pamela Collis and senior associate Mariko Wilson.

Chambers’ commentary includes:

Bradley Williams is highlighted for his expertise in ultra high net worth financial disputes, including those involving offshore trust structures. He has further experience in ADR proceedings and cases involving domestic abuse.
“He is a really good litigator who handles really big cases really well.” 

“He has a very down-to-earth style. He is very sensible, calm, measured and reliable.”

Daniel Coombes is well versed in domestic and international financial matters at both litigation and FDR hearings. His caseload includes disputes with assets in multiple jurisdictions. He is additionally adept at providing guidance on children arrangements and maintenance.
“He is brilliant on technical cases which require a high level of legal analysis.” “He’s very good on international work.”

David Allison is respected for his collaborative approach to both mediation and litigation. He frequently acts on high-value financial settlements, including cohabitation and TOLATA disputes. He is particularly adept at handling matters for same-sex couples.
“He has seen it all and he knows how to pitch communications.” 

“He manages to remain calm even when the pressure is intense – nothing fazes him. He is so civilised that the other side can’t help but respond in the same manner. He gets great results as a consequence.”

Elizabeth Hicks is well regarded for her strong advocacy skills in divorce proceedings. Her experience covers financial remedy disputes, leave to remove cases and contact issues. Referee feedback includes:
“I would particularly like to highlight her ability to make a client feel listened to and heard.” 

“Working with her is excellent. She is calm and considered, personal yet professional. She has the knowledge but the ability to talk in lay terms.” 

“She is an incredible person to work with. She is doing some incredibly impressive cases of very high value.”

Gillian Bishop is widely regarded as a family law expert whose dedicated approach attracts particular praise. She is trained in ADR proceedings and handles high-value FDR proceedings involving offshore assets.
“She is one of the most innovative and influential family law solicitors of her time. She has redefined the practice.”

James Pirrie is an established mediator and litigator whose caseload includes high-value financial disputes involving tax and criminal issues. Referee feedback includes:
“He’s brilliant and really knows his stuff. He can handle really complicated issues and he’s like a walking encyclopaedia.”

Mariko Wilson is frequently instructed on financial remedy proceedings involving trusts and other complex asset structures. She also handles children matters and jurisdiction disputes.
“She is intelligent and has impressive technical ability.” “She is just great. She is calm, clever and manages her clients so well. Clients are always prepared and their expectations are managed. She has really high-quality work and keeps calm.”

Pamela Collis is adept at both litigation and arbitration, representing clients in cross-border financial proceedings and nuptial agreements. She is also experienced in such matters as Schedule 1 arrangements and child care.

A source notes of Family Law in Partnership: they “have great strength in financial remedy cases, both domestic and international, and in children matters. Their partners are diverse and hugely experienced.”

Thank you to all of our clients and peers who contributed to the Chambers & Partners UK 2021 research programme.

For more information on how our talented team of leading family and divorce lawyers can help you through your family law matters, visit our website at www.flip.co.uk or contact our team at E: hello@flip.co.uk or T: 020 7420 5000.