The Legal 500 UK 2019 leading individual Judith Fitton’s expertise ranges from financial investigations, including those relating to overseas assets to assisting cohabitees following relationship breakdowns.
The Legal 500 UK
“Thank you for the sympathetic and understanding manner in which you undertook my divorce proceedings. Throughout you exhibited a professional but warm attitude which made a difficult and distressing period much easier for me.”
“You have been amazing throughout my whole divorce and from the bottom of my heart I would like to say the biggest thank you.”
“Thank you for all your help with my/our pre-nuptial agreement. We have both been extremely impressed by your efficiency and I was particularly appreciative of the care you took to make sure I completely understood my position with regard to the agreement itself and any future outcome.”
“It has been good having you there to steer a steady course.”
- Acting for the wife in the High Court in an international case involving assets in four jurisdictions in which the husband heavily disputed her claims and actively sought to hide his assets. After lengthy forensic investigations, involving six properties, seven international companies and over 40 bank and credit card accounts, obtained orders for the client with a total value exceeding £10m including a costs order on an indemnity basis. Now involved in enforcing that order overseas. The case is about to be reported
- Acting for the wife of a director and major shareholder in a well-known media and PR company following a lengthy separation. The wife’s claims for a home and maintenance had been agreed but not her claims against the husband’s business interests. Obtained term maintenance and a lump sum order by instalments, secured against the husband’s shareholdings
- Acting for the wife as to her divorce and financial claims, in circumstances where she earned over £1m. The case was highly industry sensitive and confidential. Advising as to the instruction of accountants to advise on the wife’s likely future income and achieving a clean break agreement as to the husband’s claims without the need for court proceedings, including the transfer of jointly owned properties to the husband to provide him with an independent income and secure housing
- Drafting a pre nuptial agreement for a future husband, involving the protection of his multi-million property investments from the future claims of his wife, properties in two jurisdictions and issues as to maintenance and risk
- Acting for the third party intervenor in a disputed divorce case, involving complex trust issues and company interests
- Acting for a claimant in respect a dispute concerning a jointly owned property. The case is complicated because the property is a self-build and there are issues between the former cohabitees as to the costs of the build, equitable accounting and occupation rent. Filing the client’s application at Court under the Trusts of Land (Appointment of Trustees) Act and representing him in Court
- Acting for the claimant in a Trusts of Land case involving three properties in joint names or in respect of which she had a claim for a beneficial interest. Successfully negotiating an agreement for the sale or transfer of equity of all three properties without the need for court proceedings
- Regularly advising on pre and post nuptial agreements, involving overseas assets, company interests, complicated incomes and substantial inherited wealth
- Acting for many cohabitees in respect of disputes relating to their property interests, advising clients as to the terms of settlements and also representing clients at court in defended TOLATA proceedings
It is a popular misconception that living together with your partner can give you rights as a “common law husband or wife” – in fact the law will treat you very differently from a married couple should your relationship break down.
At Mundays you can be confident that we have the expertise to handle financial matters relating to your Divorce or separation. We have an extremely strong team of lawyers, many of whom have significant experience in dealing with complex and high value cases, involving businesses, trusts, offshore assets and pensions.
Picking up the phone to make that first appointment with a family lawyer can be a difficult first step, but at Mundays you will always be able to speak to an experienced team member who can talk you through any concerns and can make an appointment for you to come in and meet with one of us.
Judith studied law at the University of Warwick before training with a large City firm. She then specialised in family law and spent eight years with the regional office of another London firm, before moving to Mundays. She has been a member of Resolution (formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association) since qualification.
Judith is a marathon runner and one of the Race Directors of the Mundays Charity 5k in May each year, which has raised over £50,000 for the Princess Alice Hospice and has a loyal following amongst local runners.
The whole team at Mundays are client focussed, approachable and friendly people who are willing to help, so you should feel confident in contacting any of them at any time. Details of our staff members can be found on our People page or via the team member links on the pages explaining the services we provide