One lawyer, two clients - David Lister

Tamsin speaks to creator of "One lawyer, two clients", David Lister. "One lawyer, two clients" is a process of divorce where one lawyer works with both spouses to help them to divorce amicably.

David is a Partner at Ward Hadaway and was the first solicitor in England and Wales to represent both parties in a divorce. He won Partner of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards in 2022, National Associate Solicitor of the Year in 2017 and was the youngest ever National Head of Family Law in his former role. He is a member of Resolution’s National Committee, Chairman of a Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service and a Governor of Roundhay School in Leeds. David also owns a busy Italian restaurant with his wife and together they have a two year old daughter and a beagle.

Ward Hadaway

Tamsin is a Chartered Financial Planner with over 20 years experience. She works with couples and individuals who are at the end of a relationship and want agree how to divide their assets FAIRLY without a fight.

You can contact Tamsin at or arrange a free initial meeting using She is also part of the team running Facebook group Separation, Divorce and Dissolution UK

Tamsin Caine MSc., FPFS
Chartered Financial Planner
Smart Divorce Ltd

P.S. I am the co-author of “My Divorce Handbook – It’s What You Do Next That Counts”, written by divorce specialists and lawyers writing about their area of expertise to help walk you through the divorce process. You can buy it by scanning the QR code…

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