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Recently appointed head of Charles Russell Speechlys’ Middle East family division, Miranda Fisher has been busy racking up air miles to the likes of Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE.
The sums crossing her desk are vast, as one might expect from a lawyer dealing with asset protection and nuptial agreements in the Persian Gulf, but so are the sensitivities: one of her first duties in the role was to give evidence to the Home Affairs select committee on Sharia councils — a testament to her leadership on the subject.
Oligarchs and professional sportsmen were already beating a path to the door of the insightful Fisher before 2014’s Luckwell v Limata, a ‘very difficult’ case in which she helped the husband win a fairer settlement and established ‘three, arguably four’ potentially important precedents along the way (according to one leading QC) as the wife tried and failed to defend the harsh terms of three prenups.
Fisher is well-placed to comment on London’s status as the divorce capital of the world post-Brexit: ‘It’s not going to change the basis of our law,’ she says. ‘We’re still going to be the fairest jurisdiction in the world for the financially weaker party.’
Senior silks unite in praise for Fisher, one telling Spear’s she is ‘the driving force behind the re-emergence of CRS as a premier league matrimonial firm’.