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Severine specialises in high net worth financial cases and associated cases on divorce and family breakdown with assets both in the UK and abroad. She has considerable experience in all areas of law such as financial proceedings, which include cases of significant legal or financial complexity or matters of more modest means, which can prove equally challenging.  Severine also deals with nullity and judicial separation proceedings, which can be quite a rarity these days.  Severine also deals with pre-nuptial agreements, private law children cases, cohabitation disputes and injunctions.

Severine is known for her meticulous preparation and ability to put clients at ease, showing empathy for the issues of importance to them, no matter how small.  Severine’s no nonsense approach makes her a robust solicitor when it comes to negotiating the right divorce settlement.

The net result has been that a significant part of Severine’s work comes from personal recommendations from clients she previously acted for.

Severine is the head of our Family Department in Leamington Spa but will also see clients in our Coventry office.

Background

Severine read law at Thames Valley University in London and was admitted as a solicitor in 2005.

Severine has over 20 years of experience of working in the legal field. Severine worked at Stephenson Harwood, a large international City firm in London, having offices all over the world. Severine subsequently went to work to Tite and Lewis, a UK law firm established in London in association with PwC and subsequently Ernst & Young (Tite & Lewis merged with Lawrence Graham in 2004).

Severine happily relocated to Warwickshire and joined Field Overell in 2006 as an assistant solicitor.  Through sheer determination and commitment to the Firm, Severine worked her way up and became an Associate solicitor in 2008, a salaried partner in 2011 and an equity partner in 2014.

Professional Memberships:

  • Law Society
  • Severine is a panel member of the Family Law Accreditation Scheme which is regulated by the Law Society. Members of this Scheme specialise in family law issues, such as divorce, separation, division of family assets, cohabitation, maintenance and family disputes.
  • Severine is also a member of Resolution which promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems which requires Members to follow a Code of Practice.
  • Severine is the partner responsible for the firm’s ongoing accreditation with Lexcel, which is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and excellence in client care.

Languages:

Severine is fluent in French, being a native Speaker. She has not lost her French accent just yet, despite being in the UK for way over 20 years.

Severine can read and understand Spanish.

Reported and notable cases

Re C [2009] EWHC 2933

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