Going to Court – Litigation


At FLiP we don’t take cases to Court for the sake of it. But sometimes going to Court can be the best option. We will give you a clear sighted assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case and will advise you accordingly. 

Rest assured, we will be by your side, fighting your case with skill, care and vigour, to deliver the very best outcome for you.

Why Go To Court? →

There are many cases which benefit from a structured Court timetable which promotes and monitors disclosure. Issuing Court proceedings does not have to be an aggressive move. There may be a point of law or fact to be decided, perhaps you do not want any further contact with your partner or other process routes may have failed.

We pride ourselves in achieving consistently successful outcomes for clients through litigation. Our Reported Cases stand as a testament to our success.

Our Expertise →

We have been involved in almost all of the leading cases on spousal maintenance, equipping us with first hand knowledge of the way the law is interpreted and applied.

We pioneered the use of private financial dispute resolution hearings and have wide ranging expertise in high conflict children work.

With a strong international practice, we regularly deal with cross jurisdictional issues including jurisdiction races.

We have close relationships with a wide range of other specialists – barristers, forensic accountants, independent financial advisers, private bankers – who will work in partnership with us to support and advise you on issues ranging from how to fund your case to the valuation of your assets.

Inevitably, going to Court can promote conflict and acrimony. However, our background in promoting agreement outside the Court process is just as relevant in the Court process and can be vital in creating an efficient and cost effective process. Going to Court is not easy. But our in-house team of counsellors and family consultants are on hand to provide you with support and assistance you may need. 

The Court Process - An Overview →

The Court process involves two, or sometimes three, separate processes and applies to divorce as well as the dissolution of civil partnerships.

  • The first process is the divorce itself; this is usually straightforward if the divorce is undefended and depending on the grounds on which you wish to divorce. It can usually be processed within six months.
  • The second process is to resolve the financial issues. The first stage is information gathering. Up to three hearings then follow. The first two can be used as opportunities to settle and the third, the Final Hearing, is when a judge will make a finding of what the division of the assets and income should be. If settlement is not reached the Court will impose its decision based on current case law.
  • The third process is to resolve issues relating to children. The judge will only impose a decision if you and your partner are unable to come to an agreement.

Our professional rules prevent us from providing either mediation or arbitration services to people for whom we are acting as lawyers. We can assist in accessing those services from other providers.

Our People


We have some of the very best London divorce lawyers and mediators, along with accomplished arbitrators, family consultants and counsellors. There’s no one better to handle your case.

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