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Michael Gouriet


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‘In my experience you may have to take it so far down the court route to get to a solution, but matters shouldn’t go all the way to court unless there are serious issues,’ says the impressive Michael Gouriet, a partner at Withers.

Gouriet’s cases range from £1 billion-plus matters on behalf
of Middle Eastern families to intricate cohabitation matters. On the latter he is bullish: ‘There needs to be reform and there’s so much judicial clamour for reform.’

He is also concerned about the direction of justice. ‘The court processes have been undermined by the government cuts… with fewer judges and fewer court staff and more litigants in person… the court system is overcongested.’