Top Flight Family Lawyers
Diana Parker’s status falls nothing short of legendary in family law, having been at the forefront of the industry for more than 30 years. Parker serves an ‘interesting and eclectic bunch of clients’, but you’d be hard-pressed to find the bulk of her cases in the papers. ‘I do have some cases that fight through the courts where we have reported cases, but people typically come to me because they want clever strategic advice and not to be in the Daily Mail,’ she says. Parker has been involved in several landmark cases including the UK’s first £1 billion divorce, in which she spared Chris Hohn’s business from his final settlement. Working at Withers, which has just introduced a hot-desking concept, is a unique proposition for clients, she says. ‘We have a fabulous team. We’re very good at bringing on very good, dedicated people and making the most of their abilities, working with the team to ensure the client receives a very seamless service. ‘That enables me to focus on the things I’m good at, such as strategy, planning and thinking creatively.’ A leading light in negotiation and mediation, Parker is a co-founder of the Family Mediators Association.