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Company

Withers

Position

Partner

Index

Legal

Family Lawyers

Location

London, United Kingdom

Advice type

Children

Divorces

Financial remedies

High-value cases

International cases

Mediation

Client types

Business owners

Entrepreneurs

Finance professionals

High-profile clients

HNW

UHNW

Geographical focus

United Kingdom

United States

France

Italy

Sector focus

Legal Advisory Services

Profile

Diana Parker

Description

Spear's Review

Diana Parker, a partner at Withers and one of family law’s ‘Queen Bees’, became Britain’s first female senior partner of a City law firm in 1998. She has a CV packed with high profile reported cases, including Britain’s first £1 billion divorce. Her reputation precedes her.

A top barrister who knows her well says: ‘There’s no glory-singing from her. There’s no press. There’s no nothing. It’s discreet. It’s slick. It’s awesome.’

Parker estimates that 80 or 90 per cent of her cases are decided by financial dispute resolution, with 10 or 20 per cent settled before then. Very few go to a final hearing. Maybe it has something to do with that reputation.

Adviser Profile

Diana is well-known as one of London's divorce lawyer elite and is frequently involved in cases where other members of the Magic Circle represent the other spouse or partner in the relationship breakdown.

She typically advises clients on high-value matters involving complex finances, often with an international element and requiring sophisticated tax advice. Whilst she has taken cases to court hearings that have set legal guidelines, her preference is elegant and effective negotiation.

Her commercial and pragmatic approach keeps both her and her clients enthused. This approach also makes her accessible and good value for clients who are not high profile but want clear and strategic advice.

Rank: Top Flight

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