Negotiating a greater financial settlement than originally sought

Sophie represented an Applicant Wife in financial proceedings. The parties had met in Asia and the Wife had made the move to live permanently with her Respondent Husband in England shortly afterwards. After a marriage of approximately ten years, the parties separated but remained living together.

Throughout proceedings, the Wife remained in need of sufficient capital to adequately rehouse herself elsewhere. Due to a lack of agreement, the matter proceeded until Final hearing. Sophie was able to assist her client throughout the Court process and offer useful insight and assistance.

Through negotiations on the day of the Final hearing, Sophie was able to secure a settlement which resulted in her client receiving the necessary capital to rehouse herself elsewhere, and which exceeded the sum she had initially sought.