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Rayden Solicitors top ranking once again in leading national legal guide

Chambers and Partners Rankings Guide 2023

Rayden Solicitors is delighted to announce that the firm has retained its top tier ranking in the annual Chambers and Partners UK Rankings Guide 2023.  The firm has been ranked once again as a Band 1 firm for family law.

The Chambers Guide, which is recognised as a highly respected annual list of the best law firms and individual lawyers throughout the UK.  The Guide is the result of in depth research and interviews, conducted by more than 70 independent consultants across a range of professional and client referees.

Rayden Solicitors is recognised as a specialist 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.

The firm has received a raft of glowing praise from market commentators, peers and clients including the following comments:

“They are an excellent outfit. The team are really phenomenal to deal with. They provide a terrific service to clients. They are a high-quality outfit. They have terrific resources.”

“The lawyers I dealt with were consistently professional, knowledgeable, confident and collaborative. They demonstrated years of experience and managed an extremely challenging circumstance.”

And “the team is always quick to respond and happy to explain language or anything I did not understand. They’re friendly and reassuring.”

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 gets to the heart of an issue quickly. She is such a pleasure to work with. She is a fighter for her clients and really tactical in her thinking.”

“Katherine is an extremely good lawyer. She is very knowledgeable and experienced.”

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 a brilliant negotiator and is great at coming up with bespoke and tailor-made solutions to the most complex cases.”

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 very tough and she is always give everything to the matter. She listens to clients very well and she’s very intelligent.”

Emily Watson, Partner and Children Arbitrator, is ranked at Band 3 individually, 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.

“Along with her undoubted experience, Emily Watson is innately reassuring, resourceful and compassionate.”

We are also delighted that Partner Mary Kaye, who joined Rayden Solicitors earlier this year and heads the recently opened Birmingham office, retains her Band 2 individual ranking. She is recognised as a highly regarded family law practitioner who specialises in children law. She is well versed in Children Act matters, including Schedule 1 applications, as well as issues concerning adoption. She also advises clients of financial remedy proceedings.

“Mary Kaye leaves no stone unturned and is a strong representative for her clients.”

Senior Partner, Katherine Rayden says:  “We very much value the recognition of our peers and our clients and we endeavour to reflect the calibre of our work in our annual submissions to Chambers and Partners.  We are therefore delighted not only to retain our firm Band 1 ranking, but also to achieve our individual rankings.  This is a fantastic achievement for the firm. We are also delighted to have an individual ranking in Birmingham and surrounds for the first time, following the opening of our Birmingham office led by our recently appointed Partner Mary Kaye. We consistently endeavour to provide first class service, excellence in the law and a genuine commit to deliver the best possible outcomes for all our clients. We are very grateful 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.”


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