Company

Vardags

Position

Director

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Location

Manchester

Advice type

Divorces

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Customer Type

Solicitor

Emma Gill

Spear's Review

‘I am defined by my straight-talking approach,’ says Emma Gill, who adds that she provides ‘creative, practical advice’. The head of Vardags’ Manchester office also promises ‘empathy and directness’. 'No one wants to hear nonsense when they are separating and facing the most challenging and difficult financial decisions they have ever had to make in their lives.’

Gill specialises in the fields of divorce, financial remedy, children disputes and nuptial agreements, particularly where complex international clients are involved. She says she rarely tackles a case that is valued at less than £15 million. The solicitor prides herself on demystifying complexity, distilling complicated legal issues into ‘digestible ideas for the most distressed of clients’.

Adviser Profile

Gill is highly sought-after, with spouses often racing each other to instruct her first when divorce is on the cards. Her client testimonials back this up, setting out how down-to-earth and reassuring Emma is from the very beginning. The cases she handles are typically financially complex and generally involve demanding and unique points of law. 

Gill is regarded as the 'go-to' family lawyer for all media, including TV, print and radio, and is regularly sought out for her thought leadership and commentary. In one day she made 18 press contributions on the Bill and Melinda Gates' divorce, including 13 appearances on BBC radio and two TV interviews, as well as commentary for The Guardian, The Daily Mail and The Telegraph.

Rank: Top Recommended

Top Recommended 2022, Family Lawyers Beyond London

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