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When Camilla Baldwin took some time off to have her children twelve years ago, the founder of the eponymous niche law firm sat for a time as an immigration judge. It’s that drive which has led the straight-talking Baldwin, who learned the ropes at Kingsley Napley and Withers, to the top. She first worked with Diana Parker and Charles Doughty on (in her own words) ‘extraordinary cases’ involving Greek shipping billionaires, European royalty and in one instance, acting for the wife of a Nigerian tribal
chief (‘He was as rich as Croesus until I came along,’ she previously told Spear’s).
She’s also noted an increase over the years in male clients ‘grumbling’ about lifelong maintenance to spouses.
Nowadays, Baldwin’s practice has earned a strong reputation. In particular she has seen a rise in advice on postnups involving two types of clients: those who tie the knot for immigration purposes and didn’t have time to negotiate a prenup, and hedge fund managers who want to reassure their investors. That sort of work doesn’t come to everyone. ‘Camilla has attracted a glut of high-value cases this year,’ says a peer, describing her as ‘very commercially astute’.