Eight Keystone lawyers have been ranked in the Spear’s Family Law Index 2024 for their expertise and experience in advising high-net-worth individuals on family law matters.

The prestigious annual guide recognises top private client advisers drawn from peer nominations, client feedback, interviews, and data supplied by firms, as well as information gathered by the Spear’s editorial and research teams.

The lawyers included in the Index are:

Ruth Abrams

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Ruth is a specialist adviser to individuals and couples going through a divorce, helping to resolve any disputes involving finances or children. Many of the complex family matters she advises on contain an international element. In addition to assisting married couples, she also works with unmarried couples going through similar issues.

View her Spear’s profile here.

Susan Apthorp

Susan is a family law specialist representing clients in divorce proceedings where there are substantial assets and cross-border disputes. She has particular expertise and interest in complex cases involving children, such as international relocation and provision for children with complex medical needs from married and unmarried families. Susan also regularly advises on complex financial remedy proceedings.

Read her Spear’s profile here.

Carolyn Bottomley

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Carolyn deals with all aspects of family law with a particular emphasis on the resolution of high-value, complex financial disputes arising from divorce and relationship breakdown as well as arrangements for children. She is an expert in dealing with clients from the entertainment industry who have a public profile to protect.

Read her Spear’s profile here.

Richard Collins

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Richard is a highly experienced French- and German-speaking family lawyer who advises domestic and international clients on every aspect of family law including complex financial and business cases, private children issues, cohabitant disputes, and cases involving offshore trusts and tracing assets.

Read his Spear’s profile here.

Charlotte Cuevas

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Charlotte is a family lawyer whose practice covers all aspects of divorce and separation, of varying complexity, including situations where there are children involved. She is an expert in advising on high-net-worth financial applications, often with an international element and frequently involving trust structures, tax issues, business valuation issues, and arguments of pre-acquired and inherited wealth.

Read her Spear’s profile here.

Emma Harte

Emma has over 30 years’ experience advising on all family matters, including complex and financial disputes, children matters and prenuptial agreements. She has particular expertise in cases with an international element and/or substantial assets or acting for clients who live abroad or wish to relocate to another jurisdiction.

Read her Spear’s profile here.

Claire O’Flinn

Claire is an experienced family solicitor whose practice spans all areas of family law. She has particular expertise in reaching favourable financial solutions for high-net-worth individuals and also acts for parents in disputes concerning their children. Claire is an expert in advising upon the effects and consequences of coercive and controlling behaviour within family relationships.

Read her Spear’s profile here.

Terrence Trainor

Terrence advises on international and domestic family law, and is an expert on complex, high-value cases including divorce and financial proceedings, as well as children’s matters arising from the family breakdown. His work often involves cross-border disputes and cases that involve contested jurisdictions and has spanned Europe, Middle East, Russia, Asia and the United States.

Read his Spear’s profile here.

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