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SPEAR’S WEEKLY: The best family lawyers in 2022

SPEAR’S WEEKLY: The best family lawyers in 2022

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Spear’s Family Law Index lists the top lawyers in the land. Image Credit: Samuel D. Ehrhart (1906)/WikiCommons

This week, we launched the Spear’s Family Law Index, one of our most important rankings of the year, which features the best solicitors and barristers, as well as divorce consultants and US family lawyers.

It’s an indispensable guide for HNW individuals searching for expertise on divorce, children matters, litigation funding and more. Every adviser in our rankings has been profiled on the Spear’s 500 website, where you can search according to factors such as location and expertise. You can also see the sub-categories of the index in full here:



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The runners and riders in this year’s Spear’s Family Law index. Image credit: Shutterstock, Kawing921

As part of our launch, Ian Douglas, head of the Spear’s Research Unit, takes a closer look at this year’s ‘runners and riders’, shining the spotlight on new entries and those who have risen in our rankings.

Meanwhile, we profile the ‘Queen Bees’ of family law – five top solicitors who have led the field for several decades.

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The 2022 Spear’s Family Law Survey reveals the trends shaping divorce. Image Credit: Shutterstock, Erickson Stock

The Spear’s team have also interviewed dozens of top family lawyers for our 2022 survey. They tell us that no-fault divorce has been a welcome change, although many expect the number of HNW divorces to increase in the coming year. Deputy editor Chris Hawes takes a look at the price pressures felt widely by family lawyers, and asks Zoë Bloom and Hannah Budd – the duo behind BloomBudd LLP – how you can get the best value.

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Until next time,

Edwin Smith
Editor, Spear’s


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