Divorces of the super-rich can be super-costly in reputation terms too. Telephone number payouts, an aggrieved spouse or cases that push the envelope of our traditional legal system can mean such disputes make headline news rather than remaining a private affair.
Bell Yard has advised on several high profile divorces. We have represented financially successful husbands anxious to minimise media attention. We supported a wife who was disappointed by the terms of her settlement. Our clients have been subject to interest from media outlets ranging from reality TV to the FT.
In each case the reputational considerations need to be weighed against a back-drop of high emotion and often child welfare and custody issues too.
As with all our mandates key is knowing what to say, when to show restraint and when to be vocal, to whom and in the right way. We work hand-in-glove with the legal advisers at every step.