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Sharon Giles
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Sharon Giles LLB (Hons)

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I am an experienced family lawyer and collaborative practitioner, heading up the family law team.

I actively promote, and personally adopt, a conciliatory approach to family law disputes and so encourage my clients to resolve their issues in a calm and constructive way, even at court.

I specialise in complex financial matters often involving business interests, significant pension resources and/or properties and investments owned abroad. I also advise on the various preventative and protective measures that can be put into place to avoid future disputes such as nuptial and co-habitation agreements.

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T 01242 542926 M 07713 201418 E sharon.giles@willans.co.uk

Key skills

I can help you with:

  • all aspects of divorce, dissolution and financial remedy processes, whether addressed round a table or at court
  • legal and financial issues arising for non-married separating couples
  • child arrangements, to include specific issues such as school fees orders, top up orders and family relocations
  • preventative and protective measures, such as nuptial and co-habitation agreements.

Experience highlights

I have:

  • negotiated a significant out of court settlement – in collaboration with the husband’s solicitor, counsel on both parts and trusts experts – for a wife who had signed an Italian agreement on the day of marriage some 20 years prior, which, if upheld, would have reduced her claim to a nominal sum
  • successfully enforced a school fees court order for several children of a family where the husband sought to subsequently renege on arrangements
  • secured a capitalised child maintenance lump sum as part of a divorce settlement package for a wife whose husband had been diagnosed with terminal illness and so achieved financial security for their 2 young children for the duration of their childhood.
  • "May I say a huge thank you for all you have done for me on this case. The people of Cheltenham will be very lucky to have you."
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  • "Excellent impartial real world advice on a sensitive matter."
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  • "Thank you, too, for making a most unwanted and very unwelcome event as smooth as possible in the circumstances. "
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  • "Am very glad I came to you. Your calm, non-adversarial approach is exactly what I needed and wanted, even in a pandemic! "
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Sharon Giles LLB (Hons) can help you with a range of services

Family, relationships & divorce
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Divorce or separation
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Prenuptial agreements
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Financial issues & agreements
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Cohabitation agreements
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Children
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