Chambers and Partners Rankings Guide 2022
Rayden Solicitors is delighted to announce that the firm has continued to retain its top tier ranking in the annual Chambers and Partners UK Rankings Guide 2022. The firm has been ranked once again as a Band 1 firm for family law.
The Chambers Guide, which ranks the best firms and individual lawyers throughout the UK, is recognised as one of the most respected annual lists of law firms. The Guide is the result of in depth research and interviews, conducted by more than 80 independent consultants across a range of professional and client referees.
Rayden Solicitors is recognised as a boutique family law firm known in the market for its work in both matrimonial finance and private children law matters, including care arrangements and maintenance disputes. The firm advises high net worth individuals and foreign nationals on complex separation and asset division cases, often including trust structures, overseas assets and business interests. The dispute resolution offerings of arbitration, collaborative law and mediation are also acknowledged as part of Rayden Solicitors alternatives to litigation.
Amongst the glowing praised received from market commentators, peers and clients are the following comments:
“Rayden Solicitors is a first-class firm.”
“The lawyers are thorough, well prepared and approachable but firm, and they really fight for their client.”
And “Rayden Solicitors is a top-quality firm.”
Alongside the firm wide ranking, five Partners have also been ranked as notable practitioners.
Senior Partner and Founder of the firm Katherine Rayden has retained her Band 1 ranking and is recognised for her work on international cases. She often represents clients in proceedings with one of the parties based overseas, and advises on high-value financial matters involving overseas assets and the enforcement of child maintenance.
“Katherine Rayden deals with complex matters on a daily basis and dissects complex cases easily. She is a superstar and her clients adore her no-nonsense approach.”
Julian Bremner, Partner and Financial Arbitrator, retains his Band 2 individual ranking. Julian is acknowledged for his expertise in matrimonial finance cases, with notable experience in matters involving high-value assets. He is similarly adept at advising on private children matters, including disputes regarding contact and custody arrangements and for his dispute resolution experience.
“Julian Bremner is very diligent, he is extremely thorough in his preparation and very good at guiding clients to non-court resolution.”
Emily Watson, Partner and Children Arbitrator also retains her Band 2 individual ranking, and is commended for her advice on financial remedy matters involving overseas assets and spousal maintenance orders. She is also adept at handling complex disputes regarding children, including cases of abuse and parental alienation.
“Emily Watson has a real calmness and patience about her and at the same time a very robust, practical and realistic approach.”
Paula Butterworth, Partner and also a trained Collaborative Lawyer, retains her Band 2 individual ranking and is recognised for her range of expertise, assisting clients with across a broad number of family law matters. She advises on high-value financial remedy proceedings, as well as private child arrangements following divorce and separation.
“Paula Butterworth is a very experienced solicitor, and she has a very sensible approach to cases.”
Partner David Lister, who joined the firm from Mishcon de Reya earlier this year and is based in Rayden’s Hampstead office, is ranked Band 3 in the highly competitive Chambers London rankings. He is recognised for his vast experience of family law, including enforcement orders, nuptial arrangements and cohabitation agreements. His caseload includes international high-value financial proceedings and Children Act disputes including Schedule 1 cases.
“He supports clients through difficult times with positivity and kindness.”
“He defuses the anger in disputes and gets clients to focus on what is needed to win or settle cases.”
Senior Partner, Katherine Raydens says: “Once again this is a fantastic achievement for the firm, and we are delighted not only to retain our firm Band 1 ranking, but also to achieve our individual rankings. We consistently endeavour to provide first class service, excellence in the law and a genuine commitment to deliver the best possible outcomes for all our clients. Our reputation is extremely important to us and it is wonderful to receive such praise from both our industry peers and our clients, and the endorsement of leading industry guides Chambers UK and earlier this year also Chambers High Net Worth.”