Vanda James joins Birketts’ Family Team

Birketts has announced the arrival of Vanda James as Partner and Head of Family in its Sevenoaks office.


Joining Birketts from fellow Kent law firm Cripps, Vanda has nearly 30 years’ experience and is an expert across all aspects of family law. Vanda specialises in complex financial cases and has notable experience in international child relocation and other highly sensitive matters.


Vanda, who is the former President of the Kent Law Society, is a highly respected lawyer within the South East region, having recently been ranked in band 1 by Chambers [UK 2024], and in Tier 1 of the Legal 500. Vanda has also been ranked in the Citywealth Leaders List and recognised as one of the top 10 pioneering family lawyers transforming matrimonial law in Kent 2023 by Business Today.


On joining the firm, Vanda said: “I am thrilled and delighted to join the Birketts team and to play an important role in growing our practice in the South East. I am looking forward to bringing my knowledge and experience to help support the team and deliver next level service for our clients.”


Katie Beaven, Partner in the Family Team said: “We are all very excited that Vanda is joining Birketts and our Family Team in Sevenoaks. Vanda’s reputation is formidable, she is driven to achieving the very best outcomes, providing clear and valuable advice, and we are certain that she will be instrumental to achieving the desired outcomes for our clients.”


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