Michael Rowlands

Head of London Family Law

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Michael Rowlands

Head of London Family Law London Family

Michael joined JMW from Kingsley Napley in September 2019 as a Partner specialising in Family law, including children, money and nuptial agreements.

With nearly 30 years of experience, he is renowned for his exceptional client care, skills and results, looking after the difficult situations.  Michael, a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, specialises in complex families where wealth is often intergenerational and multijurisdictional.  Michael has been involved in leading cases on trusts and offshore wealth and works with families planning marriage and international relocation, particularly between America, the UAE and offshore tax jurisdictions.

Michael is recognised as a Leading Individual in Chambers UK and has been included as a "prominent figure" in the Citywealth Leaders List for a number of years and he was previously listed in the Spear's Top 50 Family Lawyers' index.

Michael's recommendations include:

"He is calming, reassuring and gives clients confidence that he'll get results for them." "Clients know he is completely on their side and backs their corner. He will give everything to achieve the outcome which is best for them." Chambers and Partners 2022

Michael Rowlands- hugely experienced, tireless, committed and so light on his toes when it comes to tactics that he is known as the legal equivalent of Fred Astaire‘. - Legal 500 UK 2022

Michael Rowlands of JMW Solicitors LLP advises high net worth individuals on high-asset matrimonial matters, and has an international practice. "He is a champion for the client; every client feels they have their case put effectively forward when they instruct him," says a commentator, adding: "Their loyalty to him is absolute because they know he is on their side."- Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2020

"A champion for the client – he will relentlessly pursue the best possible result for his client." - Legal 500 UK 2019, The Clients Guide to Law Firms

One source has described Michael as "He's a dog with a bone on a case,"  and others have commented that  "he knows the law inside out" and describe him as "very thorough and financially astute when it comes to high-value matrimonial settlements."  - Chambers UK 2020, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Described as "strategic, supportive and exceptionally sharp" by one client, who praises his ability to "home in on the most critical parts of a case with perceptive analytical skill." - Chambers UK 2019, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

"He will not let something go and if you really want someone fighting your corner then he's the one." - Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2019

"A class operator who always goes the extra mile with clients. He has a particular expertise in middle eastern cases where he has forged strong connections as well as in the New York US market." - Citywealth Leaders List

"[Michael is credited for his] ‘patience, great kindness, understanding and communication’ and his always bringing ‘a dose of good humour at a difficult time’."  Spear's 500

Michael has been involved in the following reported cases:

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