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Thomson Snell & Passmore

Family/Matrimonial

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What the team is known for

Leading firm recognised for its proficiency in tackling substantial matrimonial finance cases and assisting clients with complicated matters in children law including international relocation and parental alienation cases. Offers a collaborative approach and alternative dispute resolution services. Assists clients from across the region and further afield in the UK, offering them the benefit of the firm's wider expertise in private client and property law. Further experience in family law disputes involving shareholdings and inherited wealth.

Strengths

One satisfied client lauds the firm's "excellent timing and selection of counsel."

Another source commends the firm's "incredibly strong" team.

Notable practitioners

Desmond O'Donnell handles matters relating to divorce proceedings, including private children work and complex finance cases involving offshore assets, company shareholdings and pensions.
"Desmond O'Donnell is very pragmatic and is mindful of how his communication impacts the other side."

Joanna Pratt is a trained collaborative lawyer and has extensive experience in high-value matrimonial finance matters.

Kirstie Law represents clients in high-value matrimonial finance cases as well as advising on private child care arrangements.
"Kirstie Law has absolutely the right approach to collaborative cases. She always has in mind the effect on the family and the children."

Sarah Judd receives plaudits for her longstanding experience in family law matters.She has broad-ranging expertise across financial and children disputes stemming from divorce and the dissolution of civil partnerships. "Sarah Judd has amazing energy and does amazing work."

Sarah Keily is active in a wide range of matters including divorce and financial remedy proceedings, and Children Act cases.
"Sarah Keilyis very sensible and level-headed."

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Overview

We have a long-established firm handling high-value and technically demanding matrimonial disputes for high net worth individuals and professionals.

Our family lawyers always try to minimise the pain and stress caused by family issues and focus on finding the best outcome for you. We never lose sight of the long-term interests of both the adults and children involved.

With a broad range of clients, knowledge and experience, our family lawyers are also specialists in mediation and collaborative law, providing the right expertise in even the most unusual and difficult circumstances.

We pride ourselves on providing all of our clients with a high quality and efficient service. Our family team was quoted in the Chambers UK as being “one of the top firms for family work to the south of London”.

Family/Matrimonial

Thomson Snell & Passmore

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Location

Heathervale House

2-4 Value Avenue

Tunbridge Wells

Kent

UK

TN1 1DJ

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Kent

Family/Matrimonial


Desmond O'Donnell
Band 3
Joanna Pratt
Band 1
Kirstie Law
Band 1
Sarah Judd
Senior Statespeople
Sarah Keily
Up and Coming