Carly Kinch is the latest to join the top echelons of divorce at Stewarts, after a swift 12-year transition from paralegal to partner.
She’s been involved in ‘complex and high-value’ litigations for clients who expect ‘Rolls-Royce service’ as a standard. Clients have included a telecoms pioneer, the wife of a billionaire diamond merchant, and a family with assets in excess of $3 billion.
Kinch describes an acrimonious case worth €250 million, in which there were arguments for ‘special contribution’. A favourable settlement was achieved. ‘It is really only in the truly exceptional cases that arguments of special contribution get any real traction,’ she says.