Alan is a consultant and collaborative lawyer and mediator in the family team. He specialises in heavy weight family law disputes and has had many years experience acting in multi-million pound matrimonial settlements. Alan acts for wealthy business people, particularly in the property industry and high profile media, entertainment and sports personalities, or their spouses.
Alan is a trained mediator having been taught his mediation skills by the New York Mediation Group and is also a trained Collaborative Lawyer. He is also a strong believer in round table settlement meetings at which he excels.
In a past life, Alan has had extensive commercial litigation experience (including shareholders and partnership disputes, copyright and property related litigation) and hence is able to bring his commercial acumen to matrimonial financial settlement negotiations.
In 2005, Alan was elected a Fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Family Lawyers and in 2008 was admitted as a member of the high profile group of collaborative lawyers known as the Central London Collaborative Forum, which is comprised of London's leading divorce lawyers.
Alan feels honoured to again be designated a Super Lawyer in the specialist Family Law area and also to be recognised as one of the top 100 Super Lawyers in London covering all disciplines.
The super lawyers nominations are produced yearly by Thompson Reuters on the basis of wholly independent peer review and assessment.
Alan was also included in the Fifth Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in the United Kingdom for Family Law.
Outside of work, Alan's time is very much engaged with his family, being the father of five daughters and the grandfather of two grandsons and two granddaughters. He is an avid follower of Arsenal Football Club and otherwise loves spending time playing tennis at his small country pile in the Cotswolds.
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"A wise man, with huge experience and great client-handling skills."
The Citywealth Leaders List 2018
"Alan Kaufman is an 'extremely good lawyer'".
Chambers UK 2017
‘Very wise and practical’.
Legal 500 UK
Alan Kaufman "is enormously impressive and has lots of common sense"
Chambers UK 2016
"Alan Kaufman 'has been involved in high-profile cases for many years'."
Legal 500 UK 2015
"Alan Kaufman advises international clients in substantial matrimonial finance cases. He is described by sources as 'a wise man, with huge experience and great client-handling skills'."
Chambers UK 2015
Child abduction, Child finances, Children, Cohabitation, Cross-border disputes, Divorce & separation, Domestic violence, Family and relationships, Fertility law and new families, Financial claims on divorce or separation, Freezing injunctions, Mediation, Pre- and post-nuptial agreements, Private Client, Reputation management