Lee Speakman

Call 2009


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Lee is an experienced member of the family team whose practice is almost exclusively in matrimonial finance matters. In appropriate cases, Lee accepts instructions in applications allied to financial remedy applications.

Lee regularly deals with complex financial matters from modest ‘needs’ cases to those involving high net worth individuals. He has particular expertise in;

  • Third party rights, including assertions of constructive trusts and proprietary estoppel
  • Disputed valuations of companies and partnerships
  • Hidden assets
  • Farming cases
  • Hidden/dissipated assets

Lee has a personable and sensitive approach with lay clients. He gives direct and straightforward advice and fights his corner with clarity and tenacity.


Instructing solicitor – “Lee was brilliant as ever, and the client was absolutely thrilled.”

Another instructing solicitor commented on how Lee managed to achieve a “deal of a lifetime” for his client, and that not only did he “get a great result and dealt with the client amazingly”, but that he personally was “really impressed” with him.


W v W [2019] – total assets of £1.6 million in long marriage. Secured 60% of capital following disputed final hearing for client with significant medical needs

R v R [2021] – total assets of £1.2 million. Short marriage with dependent children and a party with profound medical needs and short life expectancy

L-W v L-W [2021] – farming case where total assets worth £1.1 million