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He is very sound and a very talented mediator.
What stands out is his ability to be a part of the team.

Chambers UK 2021

Alan  Kaufman is a skilled family litigation specialist who is also a collaborative lawyer and mediator. He has many years’ experience acting in multi-million pound international divorce settlements often involving complex offshore trusts.

Alan advises on the full range of family law services including divorce and separation, finances, and children, as well as, specialising in pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

Alan acts for wealthy business people, particularly in the property industry and high-profile media, entertainment, and sports personalities, or their spouses.

He has extensive commercial litigation experience (including shareholder and partnership disputes, copyright and property related litigation) which allows him to bring his commercial acumen to matrimonial financial settlement negotiations.

Alan is a trained mediator, having been taught his mediation skills by the New York Mediation Group, and Collaborative Lawyer. He is a strong believer in round table settlement meetings at which he excels.

Recent work
  • Acting for a high-profile film and TV writer in lengthy and complicated divorce negotiations leading to a financial settlement implementing an international post-nuptial agreement.
  • Acting on a financial settlement and children dispute in a high-profile media celebrity case which involves the Irish courts and Irish advisers as well as the English court.
  • Acting on a leading reported case involving the legal and enforcement systems of various countries including England, Pakistan, the US and Hong Kong.
  • Acting on a high-profile case representing the titled wife against her titled husband where all his substantial wealth was inherited and pre-marital.
  • Acting on a separation agreement for one of the world’s most famous leading football coaches.
  • Acting for the husband claimant in a heavily contested financial remedy proceeding concerning the enforceability of a pre-nuptial agreement concluding with a financial settlement.
  • Acting for the husband on a pre-nuptial agreement where his fiancé has significantly more wealth involving Israel and the UK.
  • Acting on a post-nuptial agreement taking two years of negotiation and acting for the various spouses of the children of super wealthy and famous UK industrialist. The agreement was a condition of a wealth protection plan for the children.
  • Acting on a pre-nuptial agreement for a young billionaire involving the UK, the US, and South Africa.


  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Private client: Family, Legal 500 UK 2023
  • "He's very commercial and takes a broader view on family matters." Chambers UK 2022
  • "He is very sound and a very talented mediator. What stands out is his ability to be a part of the team." Chambers UK 2021
Did you know
Outside of work  Alan is kept busy by his five daughters and 12 grandchildren. He is an avid follower of Arsenal FC and loves spending time playing tennis at his small country pile in the Cotswolds.


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