Top Recommended Family Lawyers
‘When a case is terribly interesting for a lawyer it’s a curse, because it’s usually horrific for everyone else involved,’ says the formidable James Freeman, who has had another busy year pursuing his specialism of complex cases on behalf of HNWs.
His work might encompass anything from international issues, offshore assets and
trusts to hidden assets and the construction of sophisticated financial settlements.
Although Freeman relishes the intellectual challenges of his work, it’s the human element that first attracted him to family law. ‘The satisfying thing is when you get someone out of a hole and wake up the next day thinking, “I did something that counted.”’
He receives praise from colleagues. ‘He is a great tactician who drills down into complex situations with ease and aplomb,’ says one. Another praises his common sense and ‘outstanding ability to understand complicated business interests and financial arrangements’.
As outspoken as he is astute, Freeman is full of admiration for high street practices and legal aid solicitors who are toiling in a world of public funding cuts and responding
to the whims of the justice department. ‘They’re the ones that deserve the praise because they do the gritty stuff with inadequate funding,’ he says.