Antonia Felix, Managing Associate, Family

Antonia Felix

Legal Director

Personal Profile

Antonia Felix is a Legal Director in the Family department. She specialises in all aspects of family law with a particular emphasis on complex financial remedy cases often involving assets in different jurisdictions and complicated trust structures. Antonia also advises on cohabitation disputes and private law children matters, including applications for leave to remove children from the jurisdiction and surrogacy. She is experienced in advising on pre and post-marital agreements and cohabitation agreements. Antonia's work involves multi jurisdictions and often involves disclosure issues and obtaining disclosure orders against third parties, including trustees and registered agents in offshore jurisdictions, and joining third parties to proceedings within the context of financial remedy proceedings.

Antonia is a member of the Firm's Surrogacy and Modern Families Group and was involved in hosting an event for the Law Commission in respect of its surrogacy reform consultation. Antonia also leads the family team's Education group and has a network of contacts who can assist clients who need guidance on all aspects of their children's education as well as being able to advise on education issues which arise as part of litigation.

Antonia was named by Citywealth as one of the top 100 private client lawyers in 2021.

Antonia is a member of Resolution and the Association of Women Solicitors, a community for women lawyers supporting each other in their careers.

Antonia is part of the Working Party put together by the human rights charity, JUSTICE aiming to improve access to justice for separated families in private family proceedings.

Key Experience

  • Part of the legal team representing a Jersey-based client in his appeal to the Privy Council from the Jersey Court of Appeal, in a matter relating to child maintenance and the definition of "parent".
  • M v M [2010] EWHC 2817 (financial provision after overseas divorce).
  • MAP v MFP [2015] WEHC 627 (Fam) - Representing the husband in a case with assets, including a very successful family business, of £25m. The wife sought an add-back of £1.5million in respect of the husband's spending over a two year period. Following a final hearing at the High Court, the Judge found that although the husband had overspent significantly, this was not done with the intention of reducing the wife's claim, and so would not be added back.
  • Acting for a client in anticipation of and following the birth of their second child as a result of an overseas surrogacy agreement. We obtained a Parental Order on an expedited basis, having worked closely with our Immigration team who had secured a discretionary stay, enabling the child to enter and reside in England pending registration as a British national and issue of a British passport.

Career History

Legal Director, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya
Trainee, Mishcon de Reya
Paralegal, Mishcon de Reya
BPP Law School, London (GDL 2004 and LPC 2005)
University of Bristol, BA (Hons) History

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