Ayesha Vardag left OHS in 1986 to study Law at the University of Cambridge, followed by a Duke of Edinburgh award for membership of the Inner Temple and a Cambridge Wiener Anspach scholar for a Masters in European Law at the Université Libre Brussels.
She rose to fame for winning the landmark Supreme Court case of Radmacher v Granatino in 2010, changing the law so as to make prenuptial agreements legally enforceable in England and Wales. Ayesha is the founder and President of Vardags, whose clientele are often high net-worth individuals including many celebrities.
She has been billed as ‘Britain’s top divorce lawyer’ by the Law Society, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail and The Huffington Post, and is one of only a small number of family lawyers to receive The Times’ prestigious accolade of “Lawyer of the Week”.
In 2015, Ayesha received the 2015 Natwest Everywoman Award, for ‘changing the legal landscape’, in recognition of her landmark precedent she established via Radmacher v Granatino as well as her pioneering working practices which, through flexible and generous maternity packages, have enabled female employees to reach their highest potential in an infamously male-dominated industry.
In 2015, Vardags became the only law firm to feature on The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, as the 46th fastest growing company in the United Kingdom and, in 2017, Vardags was declared the fastest growing law firm in Europe’s FT 1000 rankings.
Ayesha is often described as having a reputation for hard-hitting litigation, commercial savvy, fearlessness and strategic intellectual vision. For this and all of the above, she clearly deserves the title of OHS Original!