Financial settlements

Our experience in resolving domestic financial disputes means that we can provide you with expert advice on settling finances, valuation and, if necessary, resolving disputes in Court. We also have considerable experience working through complex arrangements involving, e.g. overseas assets, farming and agricultural assets, marriages with an international element, pensions, trusts and tax. Whatever the circumstances of separation, our teams will support you throughout and help you to achieve the best outcome.

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Solutions based focus

We will always do our best to prevent your case from reaching Court. Our focus on dispute resolution aims to reduce your exposure to stress, expenses and conflict; we can negotiate, refer you to mediation or manage a round the table negotiation, such as collaborative law. We also understand that you may be under a lot of financial pressure so we strive to keep your fees to a minimum and provide a transparent fee structure to give you clarity on your legal costs.

Our emphasis is on supporting and guiding you through a process at a very difficult time of life. We do not set out to litigate unnecessarily and work with you to find the most effective way to resolve a financial dispute possible. This may be different for different clients and our skilled team have many years’ experience in working in different ways to achieve financial settlements with the ultimate aim for these to be on an amicable basis. We are acutely aware that many relationship breakdowns involve children and we aspire to keep the impact on the children of the family to a minimum.


The family team have been involved in a number of claims and cases in this area.  Highlights include:

  • acting for a high-profile businessman in achieving a sensible divorce and financial settlement involving UK and international assets and investments
  • acting for a farming client going through the divorce, the farm assets being arranged in complicated family trusts
  • assisting a client in obtaining an order to enforce maintenance payments against a non-paying former husband include a successful claim for costs

  • assisting numerous senior officers from HM Forces in relation to matrimonial settlements, in particular negotiations in relation to their valuable pension funds
  • acting for a businesswoman on divorce and financial issues by way of collaborative negotiations to achieve a financial settlement

Case Studies

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The Family Law Team, used their extensive expertise in divorce proceedings to reach a favourable agreement for a client with significant financial assets. Background The senior director of a large company sought Thrings’ guidance in navigating divorce proceedings, initiated by …

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Thrings Family Law Team advised a couple through divorce proceedings, enabling them to divide their international agricultural business sustainably. Background A British couple with a significant arable business in the UK and additional farming interests in Australia sought Thrings’ advice …


I just wanted to thank you for all your work on my behalf in reaching a satisfactory divorce settlement. I found it a difficult process to go through but, your help and guidance made an uncomfortable process much easier. I am so pleased that we have, as a family, been able to keep the Farm, something at the outset which we were not sure of.  I particularly valued your advice and comments in our first few meetings when I was very unsure of how things would work out, you were able to give me the confidence and re-assurance I needed to move forward. I always felt as though nothing was too much trouble, advice and help was only a phone call away and cost’s and expenses’ were clearly explained from the outset. It has been a pleasure to meet you and I would not hesitate to recommend you to others.

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