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Position

Partner

Index

Legal

Family Lawyers

Location

London, United Kingdom

Advice type

Legal - Trusts

Financial remedies

Children

Cohabitation

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Sector focus

Legal Advisory Services

Profile

Sarah Higgins

Description

Sarah Higgins has over 30 years of family law experience, focusing on financial applications – often involving international elements and trusts – and complex children cases.

Higgins receives high praise from clients and colleagues alike, with observers noting that she is ‘very strong technically’ and ‘very impressive’.‘She knows exactly what she’s talking about,’ says another.

Clients are ‘a range of married, unmarried, parents, grandparents, trustees... old money or new money,’ says Higgins, who also notes an increase in international work since she started at the firm in 1990.

‘The pandemic has put additional pressure on the court system, which has accelerated the trend to resolve matters out of the formal court system, whether by way of solicitor assisted negotiation, mediation, arbitration and, in particular, private Financial Dispute Resolutions.

‘The pandemic has also, of course, put pressure on many relationships and marriages, with people forced to stay under the same roof, and stress arising from the uncertainty and financial pressures. Unsurprisingly, this has kept the team busy.

‘There have been particular issues thrown up by the pandemic, such as variation applications, questions of whether financial orders can be set aside and difficulties with children’s arrangements for those quarantining.

‘The needs of clients have not changed however – to be listened to, supported and ultimately – whether by litigation or otherwise – to have their issues resolved, so that they can move on with their lives.’

Rank: Recommended

Recommended 2021, Family Lawyers

Address

5 Fleet Place, London, EC4M7RD, United Kingdom

Email

sarah.higgins@crsblaw.com

Phone

+44 (0)20 7203 5130

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