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Shoosmiths hires surrogacy expert to bolster national family law team

Leading family law expert Sally Robinson has joined Shoosmiths award winning national team as a partner, bringing with her some 18 years of experience in all areas of complex family law.

Specialising in complex children cases (including where there are allegations of parental alienation or abuse) and disputes arising out of surrogacy arrangements and donor-conceived children, Sally’s arrival adds an extra dimension and capability to Shoosmiths family law offer. She recently acted in the notable reported cases of Re C (A Child: Parental Order and Child Arrangements Order) [2020] EWHC 2141 (Fam) and Re C (A Child: Parental Order and Child Arrangements Order) [2020] EWHC 2474 (Fam).

Sally also has substantial experience in advising clients on protecting their wealth in the event of a relationship break down. These cases frequently involve complex pension arrangements, inherited wealth or third-party interests. She has acted for business owners, professionals and directors who are divorcing or separating and being a member of Resolution, she always aims to resolve family disputes in a constructive way.

Sally’s appointment reflects Shoosmiths desire to offer a service that keeps pace with the changing nature of family structures in the UK. Being part of a blended family herself, Sally fully appreciates the issues faced by many couples today, no matter what the nature of their relationship, and how to overcome them.

Sally said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining Shoosmiths’ highly rated family team. The firm understands that family law advice needs to be clear and practical but also sensitive to the emotional issues involved. I am looking forward to being part of a team that really does believe your family matters.”

Caroline Watson, head of Shoosmiths family team said: “I am delighted to welcome Sally to the team. I am certain her considerable skills will enhance our existing capability and allow us to expand and improve our range of services to make them even more relevant to the way people choose to live today.”


This information is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is recommended that specific professional advice is sought before acting on any of the information given. © Shoosmiths LLP 2022.


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