Victoria is an associate in the Family team.
- Divorce and civil partnership dissolution
- Financial matters on divorce or civil partnership dissolution to include mid to high net worth financial claims
- Cohabitation agreements and advice on cohabitation breakdown
- Enforcement proceedings
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Issues in respect of children to include:-
- where a child will live and how much time a child spends with either parent
- specific issues such as relocation (national and international)
- acting for Grandparents in residence or contact applications
- special Guardianship
- The Law Society
- The Grandparents Association
Victoria is an Associate in the Family team and adopts a non-confrontational and practical approach to family matters. She prides herself on considering the needs of the whole family, with particular regard for any children, when dealing with her cases.
Victoria has a particular interest in children cases and often acts in complex cases which may involve social services or in intractable disputes. Vicotira regularly acts for Grandparents in applications to spend time with a grandchild or in applications for residence or special guardianship orders.
Victoria joined the Family team in May 2011. She qualified as a solicitor in 2009 after completing her training contract with a regional practice in East Sussex. Victoria is a member of Resolution whose members follow a code of practice that promotes a constructive approach to family problems.
Victoria has recently been involved in the reported cases of AC v DC (Nos 1 and 2) which involved multi-million pound set aside and financial remedy proceedings. Victoria has also been instructed in complex enforcement proceedings involving numerous properties located in and out of the jurisdiction, a number of £1m plus financial remedy cases, and contested Special Guardianship matters.
What rights do grandparents have for financial assistance when caring for grandchildren?
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Court of Appeal reduces husband’s divorce pay out in short marriage
The Court of Appeal has recently ruled that a husband was not entitled to an equal division of the matrimonial assets upon the breakdown of their two year childless marriage. Read more15/02/17
Defended Divorce is it ‘Just?’
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Cohabitation - case report
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One in five couples in ‘distressed’ relationships
A report carried out by the charity Relate has revealed troubling statistics about the state of relationships in the UK. Read more14/01/15
Research reveals one in five couples are planning to start divorce proceedings in January 2015
A recent survey has found that one in five couples are planning to start divorce proceedings in January 2015. Read more23/10/14
Parental involvement provision comes into force
Many people followed the development of the Children and Families Act 2014 with interest, specifically in relation to the debate as to whether there would be a presumption of shared care between parents included in the Act. Read more