• Spear's rates Withers’ family team in Family Lawyers Index 2017
  • June 1, 2017
  • Law Firm: Withers LLP - London Office
  • Seven members of Withers’ London family team have featured in Spear’s magazine’s 2017 Family Lawyers Index, continuing a long run of strong rankings for the team in the annual guide to the UK’s leading family lawyers.

    Diana Parker is listed in the Top Ten section, as noted by The Times' Law page, and is described by one of her peers as ‘a highly sophisticated individual who never lets her ego get in the way of a settlement’. This year also sees Laura Winterbottom listed as a Rising Star in the family law world, and she is lauded as 'a deal-cutter and strives diligently to achieve a pragmatic and commercial resolution for her clients’. Partner Katharine Landells also enters the Top Recommended section for the first time this year, where her 'love of detail, together with an ability to empathise with her clients' is noted as a particular strength.

    The Top Recommended section also features partners Michael Gouriet, Suzanne Kingston, Julian Lipson and Suzanne Todd.

    Michael's profile illustrates the breadth of his practice, discussing international work, prenups, cohabitation cases and alternative dispute resolution. Suzanne Kingston, selected as Spear's Family Lawyer of the Year in 2015, is described as ‘sensible, approachable and fair, and tough when she needs to be’. Julian's profile reflects on the increasing growth of prenup agreements to protect high net worth individuals, explaining that 'it’s a realistic and healthy way to start a marriage’. Recently appointed as head of the London family team after Julian's successful decade at the helm, Suzanne Todd is rated as ‘A superb lawyer who leads by example’.