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Sophie Groves

Director - Divorce & Family Law

Sophies particular specialism is in the resolution of financial arrangements on divorce, with a particular focus on resolving complex financial issues for high-net-worth individuals, whether married or unmarried. A large proportion of her cases involve jurisdictional issues, offshore trusts and complex corporate structures. Sophie also has a particular interest in cases involving pre and post nuptial agreements. Sophie is also experienced in cases where financial claims are made on behalf of the children and in financial claims for unmarried parents.

Sophie Groves
Sophie was great, she was very sympathetic and understood the internal family dynamics involved.
Client

Education

Sophie graduated with a BA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Durham.

Press & publications

Sophie has provided legal comment to support a petition in relation to the failure of the CMS to consider wealth and assets outside of the paying partys salary when calculating child maintenance. Sophie has also provided commentary in relation to the recent Court of Appeal case on special contributions.

As well as this, Sophie has also contributed to the trade press, including completing a Q&A alongside Lisa Robertson and Tom Quinn for Lexis Nexis, focusing on the impact of coronavirus on financial provision. She has also written a number of articles for Lexis Nexis including:

Claims under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 after the death of a party (Hasan v Ul-Hasan (deceased))
(This article was first published by Lexis®PSL on 08 July 2021)

Treatment of matrimonial and non-matrimonial property in a long marriage (WX v HX)

Change of circumstances required for variation of a lump sum by installments (RGR v SAR)

Assessment of financial claims following divorce in Russia (AG v VD)

Career

Sophie trained at a leading family and private client firm and joined Vardags upon qualification. Prior to completing the GDL and LPC (with distinction), she worked as a recruitment consultant for a leading London agency, as a result of which she has developed a strong commercial understanding and appreciation of clients needs.

Sophie and her team have been described as being compassionate as well as being "Ethical & compassionate as well as very good at what they do. Clients regularly comment on her meticulous attention to detail and her dedication to them, often going the extra mile to make sure that they are supported. Sophies clients include CEOs of multi-million pound companies, entrepreneurs, high profile individuals, media personalities and their spouses. Sophie also acted for Michelle Young in her high profile trial, helping to achieve what is thought to be the largest cost order made by the family courts at the time.

PersonaL

Sophie was born in Essex and lives in London. She has played county lacrosse for Kent and is a keen tennis player. She has also organised and participated in several charity fashion shows.

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Sophie Groves
Sophie was great, she was very sympathetic and understood the internal family dynamics involved.
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