Company

Vardags

Position

Director

Index

Legal

Family Lawyers

Location

London

Advice type

Investigations

Asset Class

Real estate

Client Types

Business owners

Celebrities

Entrepreneurs

Families

Sports people

Sector Focus

Artists, Writers and Performers

Legal Advisory Services

Sports & Leisure

Geographical Focus

France

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Customer Type

Solicitor

Simon McKirgan

Spear's Review

Vardags’ senior director Simon McKirgan focuses on ultra-high-value divorce cases – which can often involve assets in the hundreds of millions of pounds. The team works with UHNWs and HNWs from the worlds of commerce, banking, the media and sport, adopting ‘a deeply forensic approach’.

He has a wealth of experience in the most complex international disputes, where assets are often locked away in businesses, trusts and offshore structures and involve petitions in multiple jurisdictions.

Ultimately however, McKirgan says his work is about more than money. ‘It’s hugely satisfying to know that you are making a real difference to someone during a very difficult time in their lives,’ he says.

Adviser Profile

Simon delivers life-changing results for clients, attracting a select clientele who trust him to preserve their privacy and discretion whilst pursuing the best outcomes. His recent cases incorporate multi-billion-pound family fortunes, complex disputes relating to jurisdiction and hotly contested legal issues, such as special contribution. 

Current highlights include:
• One in the region of £1 billion involving complicated taxation and jurisdictional issues
• Another in excess of £500 million involving several international law firms
• A case with an intricate asset structure located abroad and questions around the application of international law
• The complex case of the scions of two allegedly billionaire families

Rank: Top Recommended

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