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Weightmans

Family/Matrimonial

2 ranked lawyersBand 2MidlandsUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Experienced team handling complex financial and children-related disputes related to divorce and separation. Well placed to assist with international aspects of relationship breakdowns and knowledgeable with regard to cases involving trusts, family businesses and overseas assets. Also demonstrates expertise in drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Provides alternative methods of dispute resolution such as mediation and collaborative law proceedings.

Strengths

A source praises the team as "one of the strongest family teams in the Midlands," and adds: "The lawyers work well together and have a strong team ethos."

Notable practitioners

Fiona O'Sullivan advises clients on financial remedy proceedings and nuptial agreements, including matters that involve substantial wealth and international property and pensions.
"Fiona is very knowledgeable and able to get to the heart of the issue very quickly. She's also flexible and pragmatic and looks to settle cases rather than going to court unnecessarily." "She is thorough, very approachable and has bags of experience. From the outset she will give you a good overview of the issues in your case, making clear both strengths and weaknesses."

Tania Derrett-Smith is well versed in both financial remedy proceedings and children matters. She frequently advises on cases that have complex cross-border aspects.
"Tania is so personable and grounded - she is fully able to adapt her style to suit her client and goes over and above to check in with them." "Her cases are impeccably prepared and she always provides the client with practical and realistic advice."

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Family/Matrimonial

Weightmans

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Location

St Philips Point

Temple Row

Birmingham

West Midlands

UK

B2 5AF

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Birmingham and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Fiona M O'Sullivan
Band 1
Tania Derrett-Smith
Band 3