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Sally Pike
Partner

Stuart Court
Salisbury Road
Romsey SO51 6DJ

Partner - Family

Sally is a leading family lawyer with over 20 years of expertise and a reputation for achieving constructive, pragmatic and cost-effective solutions for her clients. She provides advice on all aspects of divorce and separation with particular expertise in dealing with high-net-worth cases involving complex financial assets such as property, pensions and company assets. As a specialist Family Mediator, Sally offers clients the opportunity to resolve matters outside the court process. She is also a trained Collaborative Family lawyer, enabling couples to reach a constructive settlement through joint face-to-face meetings with their lawyers.

Sally has acted for company directors, professionals in the private and public sector, entrepreneurs and the farming community and has also advised spouses of high earners and senior managers on the complexities of a divorce to reach a financial settlement. She also advises on all children’s matters arising from the breakdown of a relationship, including residence and contact disputes.

As well as being a specialist contentious probate lawyer, Sally is a member of the prestigious Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Lawyers. She has advised both executors and beneficiaries on disputes or challenges to wills, including issues over the validity of the will, incapacity and probate disputes.

In addition, Sally has a niche expertise in providing advice to couples who want to enter into prenuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements. She advises same sex couples on civil partnerships, marriage and all issues arising from separation.

Expertise

Agricultural disputes
Wills and probate
Wills, inheritance and trust disputes
Family and relationships
Mental capacities
Mediation
Collaborative Family Law

Key Experience

Sally’s relevant experience includes:

  • acting for the spouse of a property developer with a portfolio of over 30 properties (£10m) and reaching a resolution through round table meetings, with accountancy and tax advice throughout. A complex company structure meant significant thought was needed on how to reach a settlement to minimise tax to both parties and achieve a fair division of the property portfolio. A settlement was reached in a pragmatic and constructive manner without recourse to court
  • acting for a client going through divorce with significant agriculture land with potential development opportunity (circa £10m). This included considering all tax issues arising on disposal of land, valuations and development uplift, plus consideration of third party family members interests
  • acting for an entrepreneur with a very successful and rapidly growing company (£40m plus), dealing with valuation of the company on divorce, plus accountancy and tax advice
  • preparing a bespoke prenuptial agreement for an entrepreneur with a significant wealth portfolio
  • acting for the spouse of a client with an AIM-listed company on divorce, dealing with all share issues, tax and maintenance

Accreditations

  • Accredited Resolution Family Specialist in Family Finance and Children’s Work
  • Family Mediator
  • Collaborative Family Lawyer
  • Member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists

Accolades

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She has been very reassuring and professional in every detail and a lovely person to work with

Chambers and Partners 2017

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