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Bivonas Law expands to family practice with experienced head of division at the helm

A London based law firm, previously specialising in white collar crime, regulatory and commercial disputes have opened a new family law division with a new appointment as the head of the department.  

Bivonas Law, a white-collar crime, regulatory and commercial disputes law firm based in the City of London, say they are ‘pleased to announce’ Jay Patel as the Head of its newly launched family practice. Jay brings over 20 years of experience in international family disputes to the firm.

Jay joins Bivonas Law from Lawrence Stephens, where he established a family law practice for high-net-worth individuals. His prior roles include being a Partner at both Hunters Law LLP and Shoosmiths LLP. Bivonas Law say that ‘Jay is recognised for his empathetic approach and his impressive track record in handling intricate domestic and international cases involving significant wealth’.

Commenting on the new appointment, Antony Brown, Senior Partner and Co-founder of Bivonas Law, said:

“We warmly welcome Jay Patel to our team. His extensive experience with high-net-worth individuals across jurisdictions complements criminal and commercial dispute practice. After almost three decades as a dispute boutique firm, we recognise the impact to the core and wider family that litigation and disputes brings. Managing and finding resolution in high stakes situations often extends across criminal, commercial and family law practice areas, so the timing is perfect”

Jay Patel commented:

“I feel privileged to head the family practice. This new department reflects the firm’s commitment to addressing the intricate personal and legal challenges faced by our clients. I look forward to bringing my experience to Bivonas Law and helping clients navigate complex family disputes, especially during this time of intensified scrutiny, insecurity and the complex reputational risks that faces our clients”

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