Boodle Hatfield





Family Lawyers



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Financial remedies

Legal - Trusts

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

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James Ferguson

Spear's Review

James Ferguson heads Boodle Hatfield’s family team, which covers all aspects of family law. He specialises in separation and divorce, civil partnership dissolution, financial proceedings, children matters, pre-marital/pre-civil partnership and separation agreements.

Ferguson crosses paths with his clients at the most difficult moments of their lives. His rapport with clients stems from his pragmatism and cool-headedness; he is described by peers as a ‘supreme strategist’.

‘As a family lawyer, I am very alert to the complexities and sensitivities of proceedings and always focus on finding an effective solution for my clients’ problems through strong technical know-how, experience and tenacity in getting the right result,’ he says.

Adviser Profile 

James advises high net worth individuals on all matters arising from the breakdown of a marriage/relationship. His practice encompasses separation and divorce, civil partnership dissolution, financial remedy proceedings, children, premarital/ pre-civil partnership agreements and other forms of asset protection, cohabitation agreements and disputes between cohabitees. 

Much of James' workload is focussed on big money financial remedy claims where the family assets often comprise shares in private companies where value and liquidity are difficult to determine, assets held in trusts whether on or offshore, inherited wealth or wealth generated before cohabitation starts or after it ends.

Rank: Top Recommended

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