Zoë Bloom is one of the founding partners of AFP Bloom LLP. She is a financial remedies specialist and is accredited by Resolution for emergency procedures in financial remedies and complex financial remedies. References for Chambers and Partners Ultra High Net Worth Guide have described her as ‘fiercely intelligent, with the courage of her convictions.’

Her practice consists of acting for and against entrepreneurs and high profile business people, as well as those with media exposure. She is commended in the leading legal directories including Chambers and Partners Ultra High Net Worth for her trusted judgment and strategic focus.

Zoë is particularly known for taking on clients embroiled in complex litigation where she combines instinct with tenacity for exceptional results. She has been praised by a client interviewed for Chambers and Partners for her ability to ‘anticipate the next move and adjust tack excellently’. A client has also commented that ‘I can hear the cogs whirring as we’re discussing the next steps’.

Clients benefit from Zoë’s background as a private client specialist, her international contacts and her dynamic and robust approach to all financial issues including disclosure and enforcement.

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  • Negotiation of difficult financial settlements
  • Acting against narcissistic and borderline personality types
  • Freezing injunctions
  • Litigation concerning the family business including within chancery division
  • Complex or high value pre and post nuptial agreements
  • Acting for 3rd parties within divorce proceedings (trusts or family members)
  • Disputes relating to property owned by family members
  • Taking over cases at short notice to drive a settlement or prepare for final hearing
  • S.37 applications
  • Acting in high conflict divorces
financial settlements
  • Obtaining a very significant settlement for the wife of a businessman who sought to protect his assets through complicated business and trust structures.
  • Acting for the wife following a short childless marriage and obtaining a financial settlement to enable her to buy her own property outright.
  • Obtaining freezing orders over net proceeds of sale and other assets on behalf of a husband who feared they would be divested by the wife.
high conflict divorces
  • Negotiated an outcome for a client locked in a high conflict divorce.
  • Acting for a client with border line personality disorder and taking them through the extreme highs and lows of litigation through to a final trial.
  • Acting for the wife who was frightened to leave her clinically diagnosed narcissist husband.
  • Strategically guided a client through litigation against a narcissist including ensuring a focused, factual and firm approach with limited correspondence.
pres/post nuptial agreements
  • Acted in a case in which the parties had entered a prenuptial agreement but during the course of the short marriage, the business assets had increased in value by ten fold. Negotiating a fair settlement which departed from the terms of the prenuptial agreement.
  • Preparing a post nuptial agreement for a Swedish couple moving into the UK to reflect the terms of their Swedish prenuptial agreement.
  • Negotiating a prenuptial agreement for a client who was potentially due to receive significant distributions from a trust but who had not yet received anything.
  • Negotiating a post nuptial agreement which protected a client’s business assets while reaching an agreement on appropriate levels of sharing reflecting the duration of the marriage.
  • Renegotiating an agreement to take into account a change in circumstances resulting in a much fairer outcome.
  • Protecting and preserving the family home when the other party was intent on using it to discharge his own liabilities.
  • Enforcing an order for sale including multiple successful applications for the judge to sign documents which the other party refused to do.
  • Acted in a case relating to the beneficial ownership of assets. [2018] EWHC 1855 (Fam).
  • Acted for the litigation funder in Ls v PS [2021] ESHC 3508 (fam), Simon v Simon [2022] EWFC 35, Lauren Simon and Paul Simon and Integro [2022] EWFC 29 and in the Court of Appeal, Paul Simon and Lauren Simon and Integro Funding Ltd [2023] EWCA Civ 1048
  • Acted for the wife in relation to applications for freezing injunctions in DH v RH (No 2) (Variation of Interim Arrangements) [2023] EWFC 210 (28 November 2023)
cases involving children
  • Acted in a case concerning the summary return of children to America and the court’s jurisdiction to consider the best interests of children who are wards of court. [2017] EWHC 3709 (Fam) 2017 WL 08423958.
  • Acted in a Schedule 1 case which dealt with provision for a children from Swedish trust assets and was subsequently enforced (unsuccessfully) using the European Maintenance Regulation. [2015] EWHC 2616 (Fam).
  • Member of Resolution
  • “Her depth of understanding about the challenges I was dealing with and her astuteness in finding workable solutions that avoided escalating the conflict, is exemplary." Chambers and Partners High Net Worth 2023
  • Zoë has a calm can do attitude that is instantly reassuring: Legal 500, 2023
  • Zoë is recognised as a specialist advisor to hight net worth and ultra high net worth clients in Chambers and Partners High Net Worth 2022 AND CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS 2023 (ULTRA HIGH NET WORTH). A client commented:

    “I feel Zoë is completely on my side. She listens carefully. I trust her judgement. She is gritty and strategic, focused." A source adds: "Zoë is experienced, pragmatic and analytical as well as being responsive and nice to deal with."

    Other client’s comment that Zoë is “straight talking, fast thinking and creative; I can hear the cogs whirring as we're discussing next steps. She anticipates next moves and adjusts tack excellently.", that she has “a calm, can-do approach and is instantly reassuring. She offers a safe pair of hands and is utterly dedicated to providing exceptional service." She is also recognised for her diligence, hard work and experience in complicated ligitation.
  • Zoë is recognised by the independent legal directory the legal 500 who provided the following quote in 2022 edition:

    “Zoë Bloom is a cut about anyone I’ve every worked with. She is smart, creative, incisive and incredibly personably, making it a pleasure to deal with her even on the grittiest cases. Having worked alongside her looking after a mutual client, and having actually been her client, I can honestly say that it is always a pleasure to deal with her and I can’t think of a safer pair of hands.”
  • Another independent legal directory specialising in high net worth clients, Chambers & Partners (HNW). Her entry in 2021 stated she has ‘considerable experience advising on complex family matters including those with cross border issues.

    A source enthuses: “Strategy is Zoë’s middle name. She offers creativity for clients and sees solutions that many can’t. Her judgement is spot-on."

    A barrister notes: "She is tenacious and thinks outside the box. She is the ideal solicitor for an entrepreneur."
  • Earlier editions of the Legal 500 and Chambers High Net Worth guides provide the following quotes:

    Zoë Bloom is a real fighter who is always one step ahead of the opposition. She foresees and addresses problems even before the client has spotted them. Her attention to detail is impeccable and her client care is exceptional. She is a genuine asset to a litigation team.”

    ''Zoë has a sharp, questioning mind and constantly reviews the situation to make sure that the advice she is giving is relevant and fresh.''

    ''Zoë Bloom is a bright, feisty solicitor who always makes herself available and fights hard for her clients
  • Zoë is named as one of the top 50 recommended family lawyers in the country in She was nominated for Family Lawyer of the Year award in 2018 Spear’s Wealth Management Awards. In 2021 the review noted her ‘energetic style’ and described has as part of the ‘new school’ of family lawyers focussing on outcome rather than process.