Top Recommended Family Lawyers
When Davina Katz left Mishcon de Reya to join Schillings in 2009, she was by far the youngest head of a family law department in London. Known for her ‘utmost professionalism and excellence’ according to a peer, today she’s a star solicitor to A-list celebrities, blue-chip entrepreneurs and gilded names from the banking, private equity and hedge fund arenas. She has made important contributions to family law in reported cases such as Vince v Wyatt and Abuchian v Khojah.
She leads a formidable team focused on big-ticket litigation, but you’ll need at least ‘30 or 40 million’ at stake to get Katz involved. Does anything still shock her? ‘I’m seeing a lot of male clients at the moment with stupendous amounts of money — hundreds of millions — who’ve been married for twenty years who just appear to be bored,’ she says. ‘It’s one thing if you’ve met someone or if there’s something fundamentally wrong, but [to say], “Oh I’ve made a lot of money and now I’m bored,” as if marriage is so disposable — I suppose that does shock me.’
One hedge fund client offers effusive praise: ‘She was a constant source of support and positivity, even in the bleakest of times. I owe her a great debt.’