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RAYMOND TOOTH

SEARS TOOTH

RAYMOND TOOTH
City
London
Category
The Spear’s Indices
Company Size
Boutique
Website
http://www.searstooth.co.uk/web/rayTooth.asp

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Raymond Tooth is a celebrity, whose hard-fought battles (including on behalf of the wives of Jude Law, Eric Clapton and Colin Montgomerie) have earned him the moniker ‘Jaws’. If Spear’s is inclined to wonder whether age has mellowed him, the thought is dispelled on witnessing his vigour as he dashes across the path of a car in Mayfair: ‘Nothing can kill me,’ he declares. ‘I’m Ray Tooth.’

Although there has been a downturn in the 76-year-old’s cigar intake, his 40-year career remains a wonder of staying power. Tooth started out as a litigator but eventually found his calling in family law. He offers Spear’s a valuable lesson: ‘Never take any opponent for granted: take a short cut and you get kicked up the arse.’

Best-known for representing wives, Tooth has seen a rise in the number of non-disclosure cases coming his way post-Sharland, from which he draws the pithy conclusion: ‘There are more mean men than greedy women.’

Asked for his most memorable career moment, he remembers with pleasure a particular instruction: ‘The greatest compliment is when you’re against a husband and he comes to you for his second divorce.’



 

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