We are ranked again as Tier 1 for family law. The Legal 500 is one of the two main industry standard directories.
We are described by the Legal 500 as “one of the leading firms in family law with a highly talented and committed team of lawyers. All of the lawyers dedicate their utmost to their clients to obtain the best result they can.” Jointly headed by Russell Bywater and Carolina Marín Pedreño, the team at Dawson Cornwell LLP is “undoubtedly an exceptional, all-service family law firm. They have an unwavering reputation for providing high-quality advice on the most complex divorce and financial matters, including those cases with an international element.” The firm has an abundance of talent at all levels, they are “top of the tree. Absolutely excellent in all forms of children law, especially international, plus in everything to do with finance and cohabitation.”
Five of our partners are listed in the elite “Leading Individual” list: Russell Bywater “is a king of family law”, Simon Bruce is a “financial remedy heavyweight” who is “an absolute fountain of family law knowledge” and Sarah Jane Lenihan is a “financial remedies expert.” to its ranks who has been described as a “legal force of nature.” Amy Rowe is regarded as a specialist in complex cross-border children matters and Carolina Marin Pedreño is a “practitioner of great experience, and of the highest international, as well as domestic, standing, with recognition at governmental level, and in her membership and leadership of prominent international bodies.” Both Amy Rowe and Carolina Marin Pedreño are “standout partners in an international children law department with significant depth.”
Additionally our partners Anna Shadbolt, Charlotte Conner, Hilka Hollmann and Jessica Reid have been named in the “Next Generation Partner” list: Anna Shadbolt is “exceptional”, Charlotte Conner is “a true star; diligent, no nonsense and bright”, Jessica Reid is a “key figure who regularly handles complex cases involving financial claims and jurisdictional disputes” and “with recruits such as Hilka Hollman, Dawson Cornwell are growing from strength to strength.”
Two of our Senior Associates are singled out as “Rising Stars”: Forum Shah who is “is an outstanding child abduction litigator. She deploys a strategic approach to cases and is always one step ahead of the other side” and Charlotte Image-Flower is a “fantastic practitioner. She applies her intelligence to find appropriate solutions in the most difficult of cases.”