Seddons Solicitors

Seddons Solicitors Deborah Jeff Sonny Patel
5 Portman Square

Contact: Deborah Jeff

Telephone: 0207 725 8000
Fax: 0207 725 5243

Geographical areas covered: London and nationwide

Legal aid: No
Mediation: Yes
Collaborative law: Yes
Disabled access: No
Initial interview offer: First 30 minute interview is free to all enquiries from Divorce Aid; please mention Divorce Aid at the point of booking to qualify

Head of Family team: Deborah Jeff
Family team members: Deborah Jeff and Sonny Patel
Resolution members: Deborah Jeff and Sonny Patel
Resolution areas of expertise: All aspects of divorce, finance and children law with particularly emphasis on complex financial and property matters (high income households and substantial assets) and disputes between parents or relatives regarding the children of the family.
Addititional specialisms: Deborah Jeff is a trained collaborative lawyer.

Other departments: Litigation and dispute resolution; commercial & residential property; corporate & employment; media & entertainment; education; tax, trusts and probate.

About us

Seddons is a leading law firm based in the heart of London's West End in Portman Square, W1. Our Family Department is Legal 500 rated for the “first class” service we provide. We help individuals from a variety of different backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on business entrepreneurs and professionals, often with an international element. We frequently act for high profile clients who appreciate our experience in dealing with the media.

We offer a free 30 minute consultation to all new enquiries from DivorceAid. This initial appointment is usually sufficient to answer all of the questions you may have before deciding to instruct us. Please mention Divorce Aid at the point of booking to qualify

We are sensitive to the many issues that can arise upon relationship breakdown and look for cost-effective, pragmatic solutions to help reduce the effect the separation will have on you and your family. We advocate a conciliatory approach to family and matrimonial matters in order to encourage clear, constructive dialogue throughout the course of your matter. If Court proceedings are necessary, we firmly protect your best interests throughout whilst seeking every opportunity to promote settlement.

Whether you look upon your situation as amicable or whether communication with your partner has broken down, our Family Department has a broad range of expertise to ensure that you, the client, remain in control.

We advise on the following
* Divorce and separation;
* All aspects of financial settlements (including those with an international element);
* Cohabitation agreements and disputes between co-habitees;
* Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements;
* Injunctions;
* Children matters, including residence, contact, parental responsibility and child abduction;
* Civil Partnerships;
* Inheritance disputes;
* Mediation

Feedback from our clients

“Thank you for all of your hard work, patience and guidance throughout the process.”

“Many thanks to both of you for steering me through this and keeping me sane”

“Thank you so much for all your hard work, I am delighted that we got what we wanted in the end. I would definitely recommend you to anyone I know who needs a family lawyer.”

“Many thanks again for your successful work on my case.”
“ Thank you for all your assistance in the divorce proceedings. […] Thank you also for your efforts in settling this matter quickly. It is much appreciated.”

“I cannot thank you enough for this and all of the excellent work that you have done on my behalf […] Again, thank [you] for everything Deborah, you've been wonderful”

“Many thanks for all your advice and support through the divorce process. I am very grateful.”

“Thank you once again for all your help with my matter. I have really really appreciated your hard work”

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Deborah Jeff's reputation as a leader in her field continues to grow. She is regularly asked to comment on family law issues in the national media, and has been quoted in The Times on numerous occasions in recent months.

Deborah now the divorce solicitor for The Sunday Times 'Ask the Expert' column. Her first piece, regarding rights to the family home upon separation, appeared on 21st October.

Deborah was asked to comment on recent divorce statistics by BBC News. The interview can be viewed here.

Seddons Family Team often provide commentary in the press on recent developments in family law. For their recent press coverage, click here

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