Individuals & Families Expertise
Savita has extensive experience in dealing with Intra UK jurisdictional issues which invariably arise when dealing with clients who have any connection with England. She is regularly consulted by clients who are either in the midst or contemplating divorce and financial proceedings in England. Timely advise ensures clients are able to make informed choices on jurisdiction which can materially affect eventual outcomes. Given the urgency to secure jurisdiction she is able to act urgently to secure all necessary advantage for clients whether in courts in Scotland, England and Wales.
She further specialises in children cases where there are intra UK jurisdictional disputes, relocation cases, contact and residence orders, removals and return of children to the Scotland, England and further afield in private children proceedings. She has also represented parties in enforcement proceedings in Children Act proceedings.
Savita also undertakes cases where former cohabitees (unmarried couples) have disputes about property and any financial matters relating to any children from those relationships.
In the past few years Savita, has conducted many English complicated financial matters where one party is based in Scotland but who have current court proceedings in England. She has represented many of these clients in English court proceedings comprehensively thereby giving clients the opportunity to obtain English law advice in Scotland. In some cases, clients would not have had the opportunity to engage in those English proceedings without Savita's expertise due to their vulnerability or logistics.
Savita regularly advises and represents clients on all types of English related financial proceedings and offers comprehensive advice in cases, including applications for Legal Services Payments Order (help with legal fees) and Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (England) for unmarried couples. She also advised and represents parties where financial applications for children can be made under the 1989 Children Act (England).
Savita's knowledge and experience in Scottish Family Law allows her the unique ability to appreciate the interplay of the two jurisdictions and provide clear advice and action if required. She routinely advises on Jurisdiction issues and has conducted divorce, financial and children cases in England and Scotland where the issue of Jurisdiction has raised and contested to great success. In all cases, clients have secured advantageous outcomes with Savita's expert advice at key stages of their matters whether that be in children matters or financial claims after separation.