All aspects of family law with particular emphasis on high value financial provision cases including dealing with company matters, corporate veils, pre and post separation agreements, s. 37 disputes, trusts, Schedule 1, pensions, farming cases, periodical payments, cohabitation, material non disclosure, costs, inherited assets, financial remedy in the context of confiscation orders and Appeals.
Sonia is also instructed in complex medium worth cases where competing issues of contributions, need, sale of FMH, pension offset, cohabitation and Mesher Orders have to be argued.
Sonia frequently advises and acts for members of the Legal Profession in their own financial dispute cases.
M v M (2014) Macclesfield District Registry: Cohabitation, contribution, school fees, Mesher order/immediate sale of FMH.
T v T (2013) Chester District Registry: Immerman issues.
D v D (2010) Manchester District Registry: Financial provision, main asset financed by third party.
C v C (2009) Manchester District Registry: Financial provision in case where main asset where proceeds of sale of multi-million Company.
P v P (2009) Manchester District Registry: Schedule 1 application by Mother with multi-million Asset base.
S v S (2006) Manchester District Registry: Schedule 1 applications against high profile sports personalities.
O v O (2005) Manchester District Registry
L v L (2005) Manchester District Registry: Acting for US-based company H had worked for and defrauded. Issue was quantum of wife’s entitlement.
Smith v Smith 3FCR 2001: Definitive authority that are merely a factor in the S.25 criteria.