Ruben joined JMW as a Partner in May 2022. He is a specialist family and asset protection lawyer with over 15 years’ experience. Prior to joining JMW in Manchester, he spent most of his career in top ranked family teams at leading City and international law firms in both London and Hong Kong.
He advises on protecting wealth and all issues following divorce and separation. He focuses on financial matters in complex cases often involving corporate structures, trusts and substantial family wealth. He has particular experience advising high and ultra-high net worth clients in family proceedings and has acted in many cases with assets between £100m and £1bn+. He works with a range of clients from senior professionals and executives through to entrepreneurs and business owners from the worlds of real estate, retail, finance, sport, media and entertainment. His clients are based across Manchester and the North, London and internationally.
He often advises high-profile families in sensitive matters where discretion is key. During 2021/2022, he acted for Sir Frederick Barclay in his successful defence of committal proceedings following his widely publicised divorce from Lady Barclay in one of the largest and most complex cases to have come before the English courts. He has also acted in a number of other reported cases, some of which have shaped the law in this area (detailed below).
He has particular expertise in:
He regularly writes and speaks in this area and has contributed to leading journals, spoken at industry conferences and commented in the national press.
Ruben has been included and recognised in the leading legal directories for a number of years and most recently:
Ruben has acted in a number of reported cases, many of which have shaped the law in this field: