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James Ferguson

James Ferguson

Partner and Head of Family

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7079 8104
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James specialises in family law dealing with all matters arising from the breakdown of a marriage/relationship. His legal specialisations include: separation and divorce, civil partnership dissolution, financial proceedings, children, and pre-marital pre-civil partnership and separation agreements.

James's Recent Reported Cases

  • Acting with Harriet Errington and Katie Male for the wife in the case of KA v MA (prenuptial agreement: needs) [2018] EWHC 499 (Fam), [2018] All ER (D) 92 (Apr) concerning the extent to which a court should uphold the terms of a pre-nuptial agreement which the wife sought to disregard. Taking into account all of the circumstances of the case the court largely overturned the pre-nuptial agreement, on the basis that it failed to meet the wife's reasonable needs, and provided the wife with an award of £2.73 million, well in excess of the provision in the pre-nuptial agreement.
  • Acting for the HNW fund manager husband in his financial remedy proceedings following his divorce (B v B (2013) EWHC 1232 (Fam) in a two week trial in the High Court, which is now the lead authority on how valuable private equity funds are to be treated in HNW financial remedy proceedings following a divorce
  • Acting for Mr Don Gallagher, a male civil partner in the case of Lawrence v Gallagher [2012] EWCA Civ 394 which was the first civil partnership financial relief case to reach the High Court and subsequently the Court of Appeal. The case was widely reported in the media, being the first of its kind.

 Qualifications /Education

  • Nottingham University

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SE1 8NW
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Oxford
OX1 2BX

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Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

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