Sandra Davis, Partner and Head of Family, is quoted in Citywealth Weekly commenting on how litigation is becoming more financially sophisticated. The article explains how lawyers need to stay one step ahead and cannot rely solely on the remedies provided through the family law arena to successfully trace assets and enforce orders.
A tactical approach is a good route to be taken from the outset, according to award winning divorce lawyer, Sandra Davis, partner and Head of the Family team at Mishcon de Reya who has represented the likes of Tamara Mellon. “In too many cases, parties obtain a favourable order, only to find that they spend years trying to get the pay-out. Lawyers need to pinpoint more easily accessible assets where enforcement is likely to be successful and to secure those assets as soon as possible, to prevent their clients ending up with an order that in practical terms, is worth little to them”, she explained. In order to achieve this, “practitioners need to forge strong relationships with lawyers in other jurisdictions, so that action can be taken with speed where assets are held abroad”, Davis added.
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