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London remains attractive to the international wealthy, says Renato Labi, a partner at Hughes Fowler Carruthers. As a result, most of his time is spent on financial disputes around divorce where there is an ‘international aspect’.
Labi also deals with prenups worth hundreds of millions. He prefers it when couples begin this process early. ‘But you also get the people who phone you up and say, “We’re getting married in three weeks.” That can be quite stressful.’
In the wake of Brexit, Labi says, there may be ‘a rush of people filing for divorce. It could make a very dramatic difference as to whether someone has to part with half the wealth they have built up during the course of the marriage or not.’