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Helen Ward


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‘Helen Ward is not merely one of the best, but the best family lawyer in London,’ Lewis Marks QC once said, and it’s a sentiment that is no less true today. In recent years Ward has been involved in the complex matter of Mantegazza v Mantegazza, which contains questions of forum under the Lugano Convention. ‘It was a fascinating case, and it has been a long time since I have been involved in a case about a conflict of jurisdictions,’ she told Spear’s last year. Long recognised as one of the top five individuals practising in the field, Ward is known for her high level of intellectual rigour, expertise and emotional intelligence. ‘I am well equipped and almost always succeed in finding creative solutions, whether the issues arise in this jurisdiction or internationally. I have considerable experience of dealing with family law cases around the world,’ she says. Recently she has been engaged in several complex cases proceeding through the High Court, including those involving cross-jurisdictional disputes. ‘The issues give rise to some of the difficulties and contentious issues in family work, including the challenge to international prenuptial agreements, conflicts of jurisdiction in three diverse jurisdictions, the valuation of significant postnuptial wealth, and the sharing of wealth to arrive after the marriage is dissolved,’ she notes.