With over 1 in 3 marriages now ending in a divorce, more and more couples are thinking of entering into a pre-nuptial agreement than ever before. These agreements are usually associated with America or Europe but are becoming more common in the UK too. Now...
Andrew Robinson is a Director and Head of Family Law at Fishers Dewes. He deals with all aspects of family work including divorce, financial and property disputes on separation, and disputes regarding children. He is also a qualified family mediator and a member of Resolution.
Andrew has substantial experience in family matters with particular emphasis on marriage breakdowns involving clients of high net worth.
He has had significant advocacy experience whilst also being instructed on a regular basis to draft complex Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements and Cohabitation Agreements.
Andrew’s proactive yet pragmatic approach allows him to bring many of his cases to a swift conclusion without a need for court litigation.
Andrew successfully concluded Financial Remedy Proceedings for a majority Shareholder and Director of a business worth several million pounds where there were significant issues both in terms of business valuation and liquidity to fund settlement.
Andrew successfully negotiated compromise of case on behalf of the spouse of a majority Director/Shareholder for a multi-million pound business through large lump sum Order and ongoing term maintenance. He had earlier, successfully argued at court for significantly enhanced interim maintenance award and for a judge’s direction for an independent business valuation.
He has advised clients in respect of marital estates involving significant complex trust holdings together with significant company and personal assets.
Andrew assisted a couple with mediation to resolve the financial/property aspects of their divorce. He was able to help them reach an agreement within a period of weeks. They had been unable to secure agreement via solicitors over a period in excess of 2 years.
He successfully negotiated terms on behalf of a mother for removal of children from the UK jurisdiction in circumstances where the father had initially vehemently opposed such a move.
Andrew advised a lady client on the preparation of a detailed Pre-Nuptial Agreement protecting property prior to her marriage. He subsequently advised the same client on ensuring that the terms of the Pre-Nuptial Agreement were upheld by the court on divorce some time afterwards.
He successfully assisted a husband in a contested financial claim on divorce where a large part of the assets had been taken into the marriage and received as part of a personal injury compensation award.
“Andy is not just an extremely competent legal practitioner he is also a very friendly and supportive advisor. I was very happy with the work he did representing and advising me at what was a very difficult time and would recommend his skills without any reservation.”
“Andrew, I thank you for your understanding, patience and excellent communication skills in managing to obtain the result we wanted.”
“May I take this opportunity to say thank you very much for putting up with me during my divorce. I promise I will use you again for my next one!”
“Excellent. Was never felt to be ‘spoken down to’. Very friendly yet at the same time ultra-professional at every aspect. Would not hesitate to deal with you in future matters.”
“Excellent! Andy helped me through a very difficult time in my life, for which I shall always be grateful. Thank you Andy and staff.”
"Once again, would like to reiterate my warmest thanks : your presentation before the Judge was outstanding! I appreciate all the effort you've put in, plus your patience and professionalism. I have highly recommended you to all my friends."