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Joe Vaitilingam

Vaitilingam Kay

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Joe Vaitilingam boasts more than 20 years as a family lawyer. He started out as a trainee at Hughes Fowler Carruthers, becoming a partner in 2005, before launching Vaitilingam Kay in 2014. ‘Our basic pitch is that you get me and Anne [Kay, formerly of Mishcon de Reya] – 30-plus years at Magic Circle firms – but we’re more modern,’ he says. ‘Our costs are lower than everybody else’s, our rates are lower and so we’re cheaper – but you suffer no loss in quality.’ Cases tend to be in the range of £5-15 million, and highlights have included securing one of the largest known financial awards for housing and maintenance for a child of unmarried parents.