Seddons Solicitors

Seddons Solicitors
5 Portman Square

Contact: Deborah Jeff

Telephone: 020 7725 8000

Geographical areas covered: London and nationwide

Legal aid: No
Mediation: No
Collaborative law: Yes
Disabled access: No
Initial interview offer: We offer a free 30 minute consultation for all family clients referred from Divorce Aid. Please mention at the point of booking your appointment to qualify.

Head of Family team: Deborah Jeff
Family team members: Deborah Jeff, Toby Hales, Neil Russell, Victoria Sterritt
Resolution members: Deborah Jeff
Deborah Jeff, Toby Hales, Neil Russell, Victoria Sterritt
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. Toby Hales spearheads the Fixed Fee Arbitration Scheme

Other departments: Litigation and dispute resolution; commercial and residential property; wills, tax trusts and estate planning; corporate and employment.

About us

Seddons is a West End law firm, serving the needs of both individuals and commercial organisations.

Our family team provides the highest quality service. We have an outstanding reputation, recognised in both the Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories. Chambers recognises both Deborah Jeff and Toby Hales as leading individuals in family law.

Our Press Page shows the regular commentary we provide to the media on family law issues.

Through meticulous preparation and skilful negotiations our lawyers strive to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. We combine the professional and personal skills needed for sensitive family matters and regularly work with other professionals to protect our clients’ interests, both financially and emotionally.

We combine warmth and understanding with a wealth of experience in family law. We have the utmost insight into what clients experience in relationship breakdown and are known for understanding the psychological impact of divorce. We regularly work with psychologists and counsellors to ensure clients and their children come through the separation process in the healthiest way possible.

Members of our department specialise in complex financial disputes within divorce and children issues, often with an international angle.

We advise individuals from many different backgrounds, with an emphasis on business owners and professionals.  We regularly act for high profile clients and understand the importance of preserving confidentiality and absolute discretion throughout. 

We also provide alternative methods of dispute resolution, including a family mediation service and collaborative law.

Deborah Jeff, Seddons Solicitors
Deborah Jeff

Toby Hales, Seddons Solicitors
Toby Hales

Neil Russell, Seddons Solicitors
Neil Russell

Victoria Sterritt, Seddons Solicitors
Victoria Sterritt

The issues that we advise on include:

• Divorce and Separation
• All aspects of financial settlements
• Cohabitation agreements & disputes between cohabitees
• Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
• Injunctions
• Children matters, including residence, contact, parental responsibility and child abduction
• Civil Partnership disputes
• Inheritance disputes

For further information, please contact Deborah Jeff on 020 7725 8000, email or visit our website


  • All solicitor members of our Family team provide commentary in the press.
  • Toby Hales spearheads the Fixed Fee Arbitration Scheme.
  • Neil Russell regularly appears on LBC Radio’s the Family Legal Hour.

Feedback from our clients

“ 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”

“Thank you very much for getting me through the ordeal of divorce.  It was all very smooth and you did a great job.”

“I know I have thanked you, but cannot do so enough. I want to express my sincere gratitude for the hard work you and your team put in helping me get through it all. I am especially thankful to you for your patience and understanding”

“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”

Family Team on Twitter
Seddons Family Team can also be followed on Twitter at . Follow us for the latest updates in family law and commentary on recent case law.

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