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Divorce lawyer thinks Kate and Wills should last

Divorce lawyer thinks Kate and Wills should last

A leading British divorce lawyer does not expect to see either Kate Middleton or William Mountbatten-Windsor as clients.Writing in the Huffington Post, Ayesha Vardag says she has a "good…

A leading British divorce lawyer does not expect to see either Kate Middleton or William Mountbatten-Windsor as clients.

Writing in the Huffington Post, Ayesha Vardag says she has a "good feeling" about the long-term prospects of the soon to be married couple.

"The British public and the world at large are rooting for the happy couple and wish them a long, successful marriage," Vardag writes in a touching and selfless moment.

While Vardag, like much of the rest of Britain, is putting public service cuts and the trifling matter of issues such as foreign intervention in Libya to one side and getting all misty-eyed at the Royal nuptials, she is confident the "organic development" of Will and Kate's relationship means it will not be one of the 40-odd percent of British marriages that end in divorce.

"For Wills and Kate the signs are hopeful," she writes. "Their relationship is in many ways (save for the royal titles) a classic romance, but it is distinguished by a hard edge of reality and the test of time".

Vardag runs her own matrimony practice and was involved in a celebrated case in 2009 where she successfully acted for the German heiress Katrin Radmacher in a Court of Appeal ruling that prenuptial agreements should be taken into account when dividing assets in a divorce.

Vardag certainly has empathy for her clients, as she left the bar to become a divorce lawyer after she was poached by the lawyer running her own divorce matter, and hasn't looked back since.

In a 2009 interview with The Times, she described her worst day of work as being when she was "running around on my own at 3am in Linklaters' offices in Moscow, seven months pregnant with a toddler at home, trying to come up with structures to get around a World Bank negative pledge on a diamond mine financing, to stop a deal derailing".

Folklaw can't understand why she left.

Although Folklaw won't be watching the Royal Wedding, choosing instead to watch the mighty Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs do battle against the Brisbane Broncos, like Vardag, it wishes the prospective King and Queen of the United Kingdom and Australian head of state well.

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