Vanessa Friend


Vanessa Friend qualified in 2009 and joined May, May & Merrimans, before the firm joined forces with Hunters in 2015, in 2012. 

Vanessa deals with all aspects of family law, contentious and non-contentious, and often with an international element; including divorce, complex financial disputes further to a marital or relationship breakdown and prenuptial agreements. She also deals with issues of child contact and has extensive experience in cases regarding leave to remove children from the jurisdiction.

Vanessa regularly writes on all issues pertaining to family law, with articles published in Spear’s and The Law Society, most recent recently commenting in The Telegraph. She is a member of Resolution‘s Litigants in Person Working Party committee.

  • “A profoundly positive support to me. I have benefited from Vanessa’s professionalism and sound advice in quite often adverse circumstances.”
  • “I worked with Vanessa on an interesting case with complex points that saw a very successful conclusion, in very large part because of the extremely good work she did on it.”