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Liz Allen

Senior Consultant

Liz is a Senior Consultant specialising in the financial aspects of divorce. Liz is a Band 1 Leader in her field in Chambers and Partners, and Legal 500. She has also received Hall of Fame recognition from The Legal 500 - the only family lawyer in Devon and Cornwall to be included.

Liz specialises in high value and complex financial work. This includes complicated pension issues, tax and valuation issues, claims against trusts, businesses and farms, inheritance issues and pre-acquired wealth. She acts for a varied and wide range of clients.

Liz is regularly identified as one of the leading divorce lawyers in the UK by independent guides to the legal profession. She has recently been recognised by the CityWealth Leaders List for the 9th consecutive year - an international guide to the most highly regarded figures in private wealth management.

Liz attended Nottingham University and qualified as a solicitor in October 1986. Liz is a member of Resolution as well as being qualified in Collaborative Law.

Her work includes:

  • £30 million asset case – obtaining 50% for the wife.
  • Complex trusts case involving attack on dynastic family trust which was successfully protected against the wife’s claims.
  • Advised to avoid a major CGT charge in a case where there were 17 properties, many of which had to be transferred for tax purposes at short notice.
  • Successfully defended husband’s claims within a divorce against a substantial inheritance by the wife.

Outside of work Liz enjoys spending time with her family, as well as being an avid gardener.

As a Band 1 Leader in her field in Chambers and Partners, and Legal 500, Liz has many testimonials and recommendations – a small selection of the most recent include:

2020 Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession: Liz Allen is hailed as "the leading divorce solicitor in the South West" by sources. She has extensive experience in financial remedy proceedings arising from divorce, including mandates involving family-owned businesses and pensions. One client states: "Liz is an exceptionally accomplished lawyer whose reputation precedes her, and with good reason. I found her to have a superb manner as well as being very knowledgeable and helpful."

Legal 500 UK 2020 - Hall of Fame: "Liz Allen is possibly the best known and most experienced financial remedy solicitor in the South West. She takes on the biggest cases and settles the vast majority but fights when she needs to. Whatever the problem she will have seen it before and will know how to deal with it."

Karen Jones, CEO and editor of Citywealth comments: Liz’s reputation with clients has been built over many years, which is why we are delighted to recommend her in the Citywealth Leader’s List. She has become an important and successful brand in family law and her clients have told us "she is simply one of the very best in the South West" and "Right from the start I was listened to carefully and my thoughts and wishes were accommodated whenever possible. The solicitor dealing with my matter always acted promptly, she explained everything in clear English so that I could understand my options, and at all times she conducted my case with honesty and integrity. Best of all thanks to her skills and knowledge the outcome of my divorce far exceeded my wildest expectations. Just look at the accolades this team have won and you will put your case in their safe hands."