Top Flight Family Lawyer
‘Strategising is part of my DNA,’ Sandra Davis reveals to Spear’s when asked why she chose family law as a profession. ‘I love problem solving and I felt that I could make a positive difference,’ she says, adding that the complexity of the cases she faces, combined with the need for intuition and empathy, makes for a thrilling career.
As such, Davis has spent nearly four decades in this field, having represented Princess Diana, Jerry Hall, Thierry Henry and Tamara Mellon. ‘But there are other cases that I have been involved in that are not as well known, but have changed the way in which the law operates,’ she emphasises.
Her practice is as varied as her UHNW client base, with expertise in international divorces involving trusts and substantial assets, children disputes and settlements for nuptial agreements: ‘We get clients who want us to push the boundaries… they want us to act forcefully but fairly, with the ability both to litigate and to settle commercially at the right time.’
Davis is proud of Mishcon’s versatility, especially where cases spill over into immigration, tax, corporate or reputation law. ‘We’re very nimble,’ she says. ‘If the client needs immediate protection or there’s a fraud issue, we have a variety of different services and we can provide that assistance on tap.’