Rosie is a partner in Forsters' Family team and is known for taking a creative and pragmatic approach to family law to achieve the best outcome for her clients. She specialises in advising high net worth clients on complex divorce and financial matters, including those relating to children.
Her work frequently has an international dimension, involving trusts, offshore assets and family businesses. She is also highly experienced in preparing and negotiating pre and post nuptial agreements for high net worth families.
Rosie is a regular commentator on developments in family law and has appeared in The Telegraph, Times, and The Guardian and written articles for the Law Society Gazette and Spears. She has presented seminars to wealth managers, city bankers, accountants, fiduciary services and mediators and has prepared presentations for family law and private client conferences in Italy, the Channel Islands and London.
Rosie joined Forsters in March 2017, having previously been a partner at Wedlake Bell. Prior to this, she worked at Camilla Baldwin and Penningtons Manches, where she qualified. Rosie graduated from Oxford University in 2000.
Divorce can pose a significant risk to a family's or an individual's wealth. However, a nuptial agreement can reduce or mitigate such risk. A common perception of nuptial agreements is that they are designed to limit the extent of one party's financial claims. While they can be used in this way, their greater utility in this context is their ability to reduce uncertainty and therefore risk.
When one or both parties to a marriage have a connection with another country in addition to England and Wales, there are international considerations and implications to take into account when considering a nuptial agreement. This could be because of where they live, their domicile or nationality or where their assets are based. Among other things, couples should consider where an agreement should be drawn up and whether an English nuptial agreement will be upheld abroad.
The practical process of entering into a nuptial agreement may not be as difficult as it first seems. This article provides a five-step guide which covers discussing the possibility of a nuptial agreement, engaging solicitors and agreeing headline terms, disclosing assets and liabilities, drafting and negotiating agreements and signing agreements and keeping them safe.
The prospect of discussing a nuptial agreement may seem daunting, but if approached in the right way it can form part of an important conversation about a couple's future together. If a couple can agree the central elements of a nuptial agreement before lawyers draw up the document, this will help to minimise potential areas of disagreement and can pave the way for a constructive negotiation. This article outlines tips for broaching the sometimes thorny subject of prenuptial agreements.
Raising the subject of a nuptial agreement can be a difficult task, but beneficial in the long run. A nuptial agreement can help to give a couple the freedom to decide their financial destiny rather than leaving that power to a judge in the family courts. It is a way for a couple to draw up their own rules rather than rely on the default of a legal system which may or may not accommodate individual circumstances. This article examines some of the many benefits of signing nuptial agreements.
Many feel apprehensive about raising the subject of nuptial agreements, partly due to the lack of impartial information and the influence of popular misheld beliefs. Despite the widespread belief that nuptial agreements are unfair, worthless and unromantic, they can be a sensible, fair and transparent way to discuss the financial aspects of a marriage and agree the outcome if ever it breaks down.