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Farrer & Co | Eliza Hebditch, Partner

Practice areas

  • Family and Divorce

Eliza is recognised across the private wealth sector as a leader in her field, acting for some of the highest-profile and wealthiest individuals and families in London. Her clients include landed aristocracy, royalty, international celebrities and entrepreneur billionaires. 

Eliza's particular expertise is in high-value international financial disputes as well as complex private law children cases. She is recommended in Chambers UK, 2018 for her experience of and success in international children cases – as well as being the go-to lawyer for cases with a Swiss or a US angle.

Eliza is a regular speaker at international conferences, having presented in London, Zurich, Geneva, Budapest, Malta, Cannes, New York, Seattle, Chicago and Washington DC. She has spoken on international family law issues including asset tracing, international prenuptual agreements, cross-border jurisdiction battles, the same sex international family, and on trusts and divorce.

Expertise

  • "Eliza Hebditch has a fabulous array of clients and she's extremely able." [Chambers UK 2018]

    "Clients flock to Eliza because 'the commitment that she shows to her clients and their cases is quite simply extraordinary,' and because she is 'one of the most client-focused family lawyers about.'" [Chambers UK, 2018]

    "Eliza Hebditch is well versed in international children issues associated with relationship dissolution, as well as nuptial agreements and offshore wealth structures. Her expertise includes Anglo-American cases. Interviewees note that "the commitment that she shows to her clients and their cases is quite simply extraordinary," and label her "one of the most client-focused family lawyers about." [Chambers UK, 2018]

    "Eliza Hebditch is noted for her lovely manner with clients who plainly feel well supported by her. She has a very analytical mind and good judgement" [Legal 500, 2018]

    "Eliza's absolute strength above all else, her absolute dedication to the client. A client says Hebditch 'was very good at explaining the process, and what we had to do and why we had to do it'." [Chambers HNW, 2018]

    "She has a wonderful manner and she's a very bright lawyer - fantastic when it comes to knowledge of the law. Her particular expertise is in Anglo-American matters" [Chambers HNW, 2018]

    "Eliza Hebditch is a passionate and determined lawyer who leaves no stone unturned in advancing her clients' cases and is particularly skilled at negotiating and making judgement calls. She has a growing reputation for handling high-value finance cases with Swiss or offshore elements." [Chambers UK, 2017]

  • Eliza is Co-Chair of the ABA International Family Law Committee. She is also an active member of AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats).

    She is listed as a leading individual in Chambers UK and HNW, is recommended in Legal 500. Citywealth rank her in their Leading Family & Matrimonial Lawyers, Prominent Figures, and Power Women categories.

    Before joining Farrer & Co, where she trained, Eliza was a teacher. She graduated from the University of Oxford in classics.

    • HRH Prince Louis of Luxembourg v HRH Princess Tessy of Luxembourg (Publication of Offer) [2017] EWHC 3095 (Fam)
    • Robson v Robson [2010] EWCA Civ 1171

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