Top Flight Family Lawyers
Miranda Fisher, Spear’s reigning Family Lawyer of the Year, joined Charles Russell in 2004, having previously been at Stephenson Harwood. It was a rapid rise: she made partner in 2008 and equity partner in 2013. Fisher is known for HNW cases, ranging from prenups to complex financial disputes and children’s cases. She’s become particularly known for cases involving the Russian Federation and the Middle East, and now heads up the firm’s Middle East practice. Fisher is a sought-after expert on complex aspects of Sharia law: for instance, she recently spoke at STEP Arabia in Abu Dhabi on the treatment of prenups and postnups in the Sharia Court. Another area of strength is representing sports stars: she is currently acting for five Premier League footballers. ‘Most clients want settlement without acrimony or expense,’ she says. ‘Sometimes this is possible, in which case I will ensure it happens. Sometimes it is not, in which case I will ensure the client gets the best possible result in court.’ Her experience tends towards representing people in the professions (‘In the last 12 months I have acted for two barristers’) and entrepreneurs. Interestingly, she notes a tendency towards the appearance of cryptocurrencies in financial disclosure.