The SMB family team are recognised for their outstanding work in Chambers 2022 High Net Worth Guide

18th July 2022

The Chambers and Partners High Net Worth (HNW) guide has been released for 2022 and we are proud to see our Partners and departments recognised once again; an outstanding achievement.

Family team

A huge congratulations to our Family team who have been ranked in Band 4 in the new category of Family/Matrimonial: Ultra High Net Worth. One source said, “they have a very strong team”, while another added, “the client service and overall communication with SMB were perfect on every occasion.”

Jane McDonagh

The team is led by Jane McDonagh who has also been ranked as an individual in the new category of Ultra High Net Worth. Jane regularly acts for wealthy clients in divorce and financial remedy proceedings. A market commentator said of Jane, “She is really brilliant and has done lots of great work. I would always recommend her on matters.” Another source said, “Jane is one of the most professional people I’ve met. She is a force behind the department that she’s running and always keeps the case under her vigilant control.”

Tessa Bray

For the first time, Partner Tessa Bray has also been ranked as an individual in Ultra HNW. She is described as, “a rising star, without a doubt. She’s a very knowledgeable lawyer with great client skills.” Furthermore, a source added, “She is competent beyond belief. She is tough, no-nonsense and very intelligent. I rate her very highly.”

Tom Farley-Hills

Partner Tom Farley-Hills has been ranked in Band 4, for his work advising high net worth clients on divorce and financial remedy matters. A source has said, “One of the best all-rounders in the business. He’s a go to for individuals in the music industry. He has a breadth of experience, he’s very intelligent and client friendly. He’s very calm and cerebral.” Another commentator said, “Tom is a really good, robust lawyer. He has fantastic instincts and has a no-nonsense approach.”

SMB are pleased to see our Partners recognised for their continuing excellence.