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Company

Penningtons Manches Cooper

Position

Partner

Index

Legal

Family Lawyers

Location

London, United Kingdom

Advice type

Divorces

Children

Cross-border litigation

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Cohabitation

Client types

City professionals

Entrepreneurs

Sector focus

Legal Advisory Services

Profile

Edward Floyd

Description

Despite the pandemic, the last year has seen no let up for Edward Floyd, a partner in Penningtons Manches Cooper’s busy family department. As much of London was shutting down, the internationally minded lawyer was holding remote hearings in an acrimonious Anglo-Iranian case, before flying to Moscow to meet with a client’s local legal team – the latter resulting in a successful application to bring an English financial claim following a Russian divorce.

This, he says, is indicative of his typical approach. ‘I am always committed to achieving the best result,’ he says. ‘Which means recognising that HNW and international divorce clients need a service that recognises their priorities, whether that is maintaining confidentiality or making provision for the next generation.’

Speaking both Russian and French (and well-connected in both countries), Floyd’s non-UK clients value his ability to anticipate and address the ‘culture clash’ that can take place when the ‘blunt instrument of English law’ collides with complex family arrangements, particularly in cases involving dynastic wealth.

Colleagues, meanwhile, testify to his hard work and diligent preparation.‘I am not a great believer in what others might call “blind legal instinct”,’ he says. ‘There really is no substitute for a considered approach and getting on top of detail.’

Outside of his immediate practice, Floyd is a member of Resolution, and co-editor of the England and Wales chapter of Thomson Reuters’ Family Law – A Global Guide.

Rank: Recommended

Recommended 2021, Family Lawyers

Address

125 Wood Street, London, EC2V7AW, United Kingdom

Email

edward.floyd@penningtonslaw.com

Phone

0207 753 7806

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