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Shelley Deworringham

Senior Associate
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Shelley joined Child & Child as a Senior Associate in 2022, bringing with her a wealth of experience gained across the UK.

Shelley has specialised exclusively in Family Law since 2010 and prides herself on providing a “Rolls Royce” service to her clients (Legal 500 2022).

 Shelley  adopts a strategic and hands on approach to ensure that her clients are well-informed and put at ease throughout their case. Whilst Shelley is approachable and empathetic to her clients’ needs, she is a tough and robust negotiator, with an impressive track record of success.

Shelley is described as a Key Lawyer in the Legal 500, going above and beyond to secure the best results for her clients.

Shelley deals with all aspects of relationship breakdown to include:

  • Married Couples/Civil Partnership;
  • Unmarried Couples;
  • Financial and Property Matters arising from Divorce;
  • International Divorce/Separation;
  • Arrangements for any Children of the Family; and
  • Complicated/Contested disputes concerning Children.

Shelley is regularly instructed by high profile clients to include High Net-Worth Individuals, Celebrities and Senior Professionals. Shelley has a wealth of experiencing dealing with cases concerning public sector pensions such as Military, Police, NHS, Government etc, as well as cases involving alleged hidden assets, complex trusts and taxation issues.

In addition to the above, Shelley also deals with forward planning issues such as:

  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation/Separation Agreements for Unmarried Couples
  • Surrogacy Arrangement

Citations and Awards:

Shelley is described in the Legal 500 2022 as follows-

‘Shelley is exceptional. She specialises in a range of financial cases and private children act matters, gets to grips with complex issues very quickly and has first-class client care skills. She definitely has a bright career ahead of her.’

‘A great personality who brings this to all aspects of her work. She blends pragmatism and enthusiasm in all her dealings. Fantastic client handling skills.’

‘Offers continued support and professionalism with a sympathetic approach. Shelley has that approachable and understanding side. She continually offers 110% effort and support, and always has the time to listen whilst offering unbiased opinions.’

Family Law Awards 2017 – Shortlisted for the “Chartered Legal Executive/Paralegal Award”

Reported Cases – A (A Child), Re [2012] EWCC (Fam) (12 June 2012)

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