Chambers & Partners HNW 2021 – excellent rankings for FLiP
Family Law in Partnership is proud to announce the firm’s continued success as top family lawyers ranked in the latest edition of Chambers & Partners High Net Worth, published July 2021.
With seven lawyers recommended as leading individuals for family law and three of our family mediators highlighted in the Spotlight table for family mediation, it is another excellent year for FLiP.
The Guide recognises FLiP’s excellent reputation for promoting and practising family law in a collaborative manner. A source notes: “They’re an excellent firm for family law matters. They have a reputation for approaching cases with a conciliatory approach. They’re a fantastic firm.”
A fellow solicitor comments: “The team has an exceptional vision and the new generation of partners are just as exciting as their outstanding colleagues. They are at the cutting edge of family law innovation.”
Directors Elizabeth Hicks, Bradley Williams, David Allison and James Pirrie together with consultants Pamela Collis and Gillian Bishop are all named in the Chambers’ rankings of leading family lawyers for high net worth individuals. Director Mariko Wilson is also ranked as an Up and Coming Lawyer in this year’s Guide.
The commentary from Chambers HNW 2021 on the FLiP team members is set out below:
Bradley Williams advises wealthy individuals on a range of family matters including those with complex financial and international issues. A source says: “He has a very good manner with clients and he has good legal judgement. He is tenacious and the sort of guy that achieves results for his clients.” A fellow solicitor notes: “He is very conscientious, he is methodical and unflappable.”
David Allison represents high net worth clients in financial matters related to divorce. A source says: “He is a consummate professional. He makes the most difficult cases seem simple. He gives straightforward advice and guides his clients seamlessly to the result they want.” Another interviewee explains: “Allison is really collaborative and really sensible and really client-centric, but he is no wallflower when it comes to litigation either. He is charm personified and a pleasure to work against but he can fight like a dog.”
Dominic Raeside is head of mediation at the firm and is “the doyen of mediators,” says a source. A solicitor explains: “He lets the clients lead, he thinks outside of the box. He’ll look at what is best for the family and is truly of the opinion that if you let the clients lead and give them the power, it will work.“ Another interviewee notes: “He is an exceptional mediator.”
Elizabeth Hicks advises wealthy individuals on complex family matters including those involving international issues and trusts. A source says: “She has the ability to fight hard for her clients but she also sees creative solutions for them. She looks at cases holistically.“
Gillian Bishop is a consultant at the firm and has considerable experience advising high net worth clients on family law issues and is a very well-respected mediator. A source says: “She is a real doyenne in the development of collaborative family law.“ A fellow solicitor notes: “She lives and breathes mediation.”
James Pirrie is extremely well regarded for his creativity within the family law arena. A source says: “He is hugely, hugely experienced and massively talented. He has got a supremely industrious brain and is always thinking of creative solutions.“ Another interviewee says: “What he doesn’t know isn’t worth knowing, he knows everything off the top of his head. He is the oracle.”
Mariko Wilson advises high net worth clients on divorce matters and related financial proceedings. A source explains: “She is exceptionally able. She is very organised and hard-working. She has impeccable judgement, manages her clients well and always proffers sensible and realistic advice.”
Pamela Collis is a consultant at the firm and has considerable experience advising on complex family law matters. A source says: “Pamela is extremely bright and experienced, diligent and kind.” A fellow solicitor enthuses: “She is technically very brilliant, she is very personable.” A barrister adds: “Her client management is excellent.”