Sally Ward

Solicitor

Sally qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and has always specialised in family law.

Specialisms

Sally deals with all aspects of family law. She has dealt with a wide range of financial and children matters throughout her career including:

  • Financial settlements involving pensions, family trusts, family businesses, property portfolios and foreign assets
  • Prenuptial agreements and separation agreements
  • Cohabitee claims in respect of property or financial claims in for children
  • Disputes over arrangements for children where there has been domestic drug or alcohol abuse, parental alienation, removal or relocation either within this country or abroad.

She is collaboratively trained.  Under the collaborative process, each person appoints their own collaboratively trained lawyer and they all meet together to work things out face to face so you will have your lawyer by your side throughout the process and their support and legal advice as you go.  You and your lawyers sign an agreement that commits you to trying to resolve the issues without going to court and prevents them from representing you in court if the collaborative process breaks down. That means all are absolutely committed to finding the best solutions by agreement, rather than through court proceedings. Collaboratively trained professionals outside the legal profession, such as financial advisers and divorce coaches, can be involved if there is a particularly difficult non-legal issue.

Approach

Sally likes to work with clients, listening to what they wish to achieve and advising them without using legal jargon so that they have a realistic understanding of the law and can make the right decision for themselves and their family. She is persistent in supporting clients to achieve the best they can, avoiding unwelcome and costly court proceedings whenever possible. Sally’s interest in looking at all the alternatives for resolving matters includes using professional from outside the legal profession. She is in regular contact with professionals such as financial advisers, mediators and counsellors.

Memberships & Accreditations

Sally is a member of Resolution (a national association of family lawyers) and is an accredited by Resolution as an expert in private children law and complex financial remedy cases.