Top Recommended Family Lawyers
‘Rosie Schumm used to be a rising star in the family law world, but now her star has risen,’ says one peer, and Spear’s agrees. ‘She has a well-deserved reputation for being charming with clients and fellow lawyers alike.’ She caught the eye of Forsters, and her move there from Wedlake Bell was a major development.
Schumm would like to see the law become fairer and more user-friendly for clients. ‘There is a need for a new approach to prenups, where negotiation is too often unnecessarily protracted,’ she says.
Schumm displays impressive qualities of thought leadership. In concert with Zoë Bloom of Keystone Law, she’s setting up a new package-deal approach to prenups, whereby negotiation is streamlined through a round-table meeting: ‘The process should take ideally half a day, and [under the package deal] parties can then minimise difficulty in the lead-up to the marriage. Some lawyers set out to ruffle feathers; we’re looking to level
the playing field.’
Schumm also works on large-money cases (usually in the £30 million-plus region), with a particular emphasis on complex trust aspects. A warm and engaging personality, she is just as comfortable representing UK landowners as international business people, with interests across many jurisdictions. This is certainly a lawyer of choice.