Emily Brand is a partner within our private client department. She specialises in all aspects of family law with particular experience in complex international disputes and relationship breakdown involving foreign elements.
Brand aims to combine strategic and commercial expertise with sensitivity and compassion for her clients’ individual circumstances. She has the technical know-how and drive to achieve imaginative solutions whether restricting access to wealth or unlocking it. Having worked on the groundbreaking case of Radmacher v Granatino concerning a prenuptial contract, she is particularly interested in assisting couples to reach an agreement (entered into either before or after marriage) with a view to clarifying how their finances will be arranged in the event of divorce.
Brand has considerable experience in relation to private children law and strongly believes that — when possible — the care of children should be a shared endeavour.
Brand has worked on a number of high profile and reported cases including:
- F v F  EWHC 438 (Fam)
- B v R  1 FLR 563
- Radmacher v Granatino  2 FLR 1181
- N v R  2 FLR 342
- Radmacher v Granatino  EWHC Civ 1304
- Radmacher v Granatino  EWHC 1532 (Fam)
Recent cases include advising on a cohabitation dispute, the discharge of an injunction freezing assets in Nigeria and settling the financial claims of a city professional with primary responsibility for two small children.
Educated at St John’s College, Cambridge, and the Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton, Emily qualified as a solicitor in 1996. She was trained at Manches in London and worked in its London and Oxford office post-qualification. She speaks fluent German, has lectured at the Free University in Berlin and at the University of Potsdam. She regularly gives seminars on the English common law system to the Berlin judiciary.