Victoria is an Associate Solicitor in our Family & Divorce team
Victoria advises on a wide range of family law matters arising from the breakdown of relationships or where there are disputes relating to children. Victoria is also recognised as a specialist in international surrogacy, a niche and growing area of Family Law which she is passionate about. Victoria assists intended parents in obtaining Parental Orders so they can be recognised as the legal parents of their children born through surrogacy. Victoria has worked with clients who have chosen to enter into surrogacy arrangements in a variety of different countries including the US, Ukraine, South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria.
Victoria is ranked in The Legal 500 (2022) as a Rising Star for Family.
She has also been listed in the previous editions of The Legal 500, where she has been described as “exceptional”, a “natural in dealing with complex international surrogacy cases” and having the “experience and knowledge of partner, without being over-confident.”
Victoria is a member of Resolution and in accordance with the organisation’s Code of Practice, she places a strong emphasis on resolving issues in a constructive way. Victoria secures financial settlements for many of her clients through negotiations outside of the court room, but where litigation is unavoidable she strives for the best outcome for her clients.
Victoria works on a wide range of private family matters, including:
- Divorce and Separation;
- Matters relating to Children (for example child arrangements and financial provision for children);
- Financial disputes;
- Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements;
- Injunctions (for example applications for Occupation and Non-Molestation Orders); and
- Surrogacy and International Surrogacy.
Victoria joined Bishop & Sewell following the merger with Fisher Meredith in August 2017 having gained experience in two leading London law firms.
- LPC, College of Law (Guildford)
- The Law Society
Alternative career choice: I would have been a chef.
Two luxury items I’d take on a desert island: A mini fridge and champagne!