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Savita Sharma

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Savita is a Consultant Solicitor and Accredited Specialist in the Family Law Team. 

Savita is Dual Qualified (Scotland, England and Wales) with strong bias towards pure English Family and Child (Private and International) Proceedings having practiced in England and Wales since 1995 and Scotland since 2015.

Savita is an Advanced member of the Law Society’s family panel and is an accredited specialist in Matrimonial Finance and Private Children work.

Savita specialises in all aspects of English divorce and linked financial proceedings. She deals with the full range of matters from high value and complex matrimonial finance cases to the more modest financial matters. Savita ensures that all her client's are provided the most comprehensive legal advice allowing them to make the appropriate decisions about their legal affairs.  She is able to undertake work on an urgent basis where time is of the essence such as securing protective order over assets. 

Individuals and Families expertise

Savita has experience in dealing with 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.

She further specialises in children cases where there are intra UK jurisdictional disputers, relocation cases, contact and residence orders, removals and return of children to the Scotland or England in private children proceedings. She is able to undertake work on an urgent basis where time is of the essence such as securing protective order preventing removals of children.

Savita is often consulted by clients who have English Orders from historical proceedings and require variations or enforcement now that they are in Scotland.

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 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 thereby giving clients the opportunity to obtain 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)

Latterly, Savita has developed her knowledge and experience in Scottish Family Law and she able to appreciate the interplay of the two jurisdictions. She routinely advises on Jurisdiction issues and has conducted financial and children cases in England where the issue of Jurisdiction has raised and contested.

What our clients and peers say: 

Legal 500 recommended "Savita Sharma is hardworking"...Savita was the Partner and Head of Family at her previous firm which has been recommended "as an undoubted force in international children law"

Legal 500

‘Perceptive’ consultant, Savita Sharma handles a number of intra-UK child cases, in which complex jurisdictional issues arise between Scots and English law.

Legal 500 2018/19

‘Savita Sharma is completely on the ball. A pleasure to work with and has a real eye for detail – spotting the legal issues and considers the tactical positioning to get the best outcome for her client. A ‘go-to’ in the field of family law – her dual qualification means she is perfectly equipped to deal with jurisdictional issues arising between Scotland and England & Wales.’

Legal 500 2020/21

‘Savita Sharma is an outstanding solicitor, dual qualified and so in a unique position to offer a very special service to clients. She is tenacious, highly forensic and adept at thinking of all angles in a case. She is a very fierce litigator but also equally able to negotiate and encourage settlement on excellent terms for her client.’

Legal 500 2020/21

‘I valued Savita Sharma immensely, she encouraged me to stay strong during a very heartbreaking and difficult divorce. Savita was very clear and upfront with me keeping me informed all the way; also, she showed great compassion towards me and great understanding.’

Legal 500 2020/21

Recent Content by Savita Sharma

27 Jan 2020

The Jurisdiction Race

If you are about to embark on divorce, it may be worth pausing to consider where to raise your divorce proceedings.
Press Release
Savita Sharma
17 Jan 2020

IT'S YOUR FAULT, NO IT'S YOUR FAULT

Whose fault was it anyway? - Stepping forward to 'No Fault' divorce in England and Wales.
Blog
Savita Sharma
16 Jan 2020

Could your spouse contribute to your legal costs? - Legal Services Order (England & Wales)

Mary is 35 years old. She lives in Brighton with her two young sons and has recently separated from her husband Gary. 
Blog
Savita Sharma

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