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Elisabeth Pugh Partner T:01244 896600 M:07881 105854

A family lawyer with expertise in securing results for high-net worth and high-profile individuals.

Elisabeth’s clients, who are based nationally and internationally, include landowners, farmers,  professionals, sports personalities, celebrities, company directors, business leaders and their spouses.   

Elisabeth specialises in  dealing with the repercussions of relationship breakdown, skillfully negotiating financial settlements where possible and litigating where necessary. She is particularly experienced in diverse and high-value portfolios including property, business interests, share schemes, pensions and trusts (on and off-shore).  Elisabeth also acts for  parents, and grandparents, as they resolve  arrangements regarding childrens’ living arrangements and financial provision for children.

Elisabeth has experience of acting in cases at county court level, in the High Court and in the Court of Appeal.

For couples with independent assets who are planning to live together, marry or enter a civil partnership, she advises on wealth protection via cohabitation agreements, pre- and post-nuptial agreements and pre-partnership agreements.

Recent examples of how Elisabeth has helped clients include:

  • achieving an improved share of £12 million in assets in a divorce settlement where there was an ungenerous pre-nuptial agreement;
  • securing a business valuation which was resisted by the husband increasing the pot by £1,000,000;
  • successfully defending a father from an unscrupulous attempt by his former spouse to mis-use the Children Act for financial gain; and
  • negotiating  better terms in a pre-nuptial agreement for the fiancee of a premiership footballer.