Tessa Bray

Tessa is a Partner in the Family team. She has considerable experience working on high-value financial settlements, often including multiple jurisdictions and complex trust and pension issues.

Tessa has been involved in many high-profile cases and has extensive experience in applications for financial relief following a divorce in countries outside the UK.  She acts for a range of clients, many of whom work in the financial sector, media, the leisure industry and homemakers.  She also has a special interest in farming cases, coming from a farming family herself. Tessa advises on private law children disputes, and has expertise in applications for leave to remove a child from the jurisdiction. Other aspects of her work include advising on wealth protection by way of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and dealing with disputes between unmarried couples (in particular, Schedule 1 claims under the Children Act 1989).

Tessa is an experienced Resolution trained family mediator. She is a member of Resolution and the Franco-British Lawyers Society. Her articles have appeared in the Family Law Journal and Resolution’s Review magazine. Tessa regularly speaks at family law events.

“I found Tessa Bray to be exceptional in the work that she carried out.” Legal 500, 2021

“Achieves excellent results with the minimum of fuss.” Legal 500, 2019

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  • “Tessa Bray is a stellar performer. She is bright, straight to deal with, and to the point.”

    Legal 500, 2022
  • “Highly professional and charming but also so amiable and pleasant. I felt from the get go that she has my very best interests at heart and her advice always reflected that.”

    Legal 500, 2022
  • “Tessa Bray – feisty and fun, clients love her, both for her approach and the results she gets.”

    Legal 500, 2022