Tessa Bray

Tessa is a Partner in the Family team. She has considerable experience working on high-value financial settlements, often including multiple jurisdictions and complex trust and pension issues.

Tessa has been involved in many high-profile cases and has extensive experience in applications for financial relief following a divorce in countries outside the UK.  She acts for a range of clients, many of whom work in the financial sector, media, the leisure industry and homemakers.  She also has a special interest in farming cases, coming from a farming family herself. Tessa advises on private law children disputes, and has expertise in applications for leave to remove a child from the jurisdiction. Other aspects of her work include advising on wealth protection by way of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and dealing with disputes between unmarried couples (in particular, Schedule 1 claims under the Children Act 1989).

Tessa is an experienced Resolution trained family mediator. She is a member of Resolution and the Franco-British Lawyers Society. Her articles have appeared in the Family Law Journal and Resolution’s Review magazine. Tessa is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 2018 which states that she “achieves excellent results with the minimum of fuss”.

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  • Achieves excellent results with the minimum of fuss.

    Legal 500, 2019
  • I found Tessa Bray to be exceptional in the work that she carried out.

    Legal 500, 2021