‘Very good client care, a detailed knowledge of the law and good judgement when it comes to tactics’

Legal 500 UK 2017, The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Stacey is a Senior Associate in Kingsley Napley’s family and divorce team.  She advises UK and international clients on matters involving all aspects of family law, in particular complex financial issues and private children cases.  

Stacey has particular expertise in advising on:

  • complex financial issues (including trust arrangements) 
  • cross-border disputes involving jurisdiction races and/or proceedings in multiple countries
  • private children cases, including child relocation, intractable contact disputes and cases involving allegations of parental alienation
  • nuptial agreements

She works closely with Kingsley Napley’s immigration team to support clients where family and immigration issues need to be considered in tandem.

Stacey is a member of the Brexit Working Party to the Resolution International Committee and Property, Tax and Pensions Committee, a group of lawyers formed to consider the impact Brexit will have on family legislation in England & Wales.

After reading law at the University of Sussex, Stacey completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP London with distinction. She trained at Howard Kennedy, qualifying into their family department in 2013.

Recent cases

Recent work includes:

  • RC v JC [2020] EWHC 466 (Fam) - represented the wife in her successful claim for compensation for relationship generated disadvantage 
  • Orenga de Gafforj v Orenga de Gafforj [2018] EWCA Civ 2070 - Interlocutory application in the Court of Appeal, successfully obtaining a “Hadkinson Order” to immediately dismiss the husband’s appeal against an Order that England & Wales has jurisdiction in the event he failed to purge his contempt of a previous court order within 14 days, and to lift the stay on the wife’s Petition for Divorce in England & Wales
  • Arbili v Arbili [2015] EWCA Civ 542 - concerning arguments regarding inherited property and Imerman issues
  • UL v BK [2013] EWHC 1735 (Fam) - the leading authority on freezing injunctions and without notice applications
  • Acting for an Iraqi business man in contested financial remedy proceedings involving a Jersey Trust, an extensive property portfolio and valuable business assets
  • Acting for a father in a high value Schedule 1 claim under the Children Act 1989, with pre-existing trust arrangements
  • Acting for a wife in a Court of Appeal case concerning the treatment of inherited property and Imerman issues arising from the removal of confidential information
  • Acting for a wife in committal proceedings against her husband for non-payment of maintenance
  • Contested Leave to Remove Applications, Child Arrangement Orders and other children matters
  • General family law, including divorce proceedings, cohabitation agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, non-molestation orders and injunction proceedings


Publications, press and speaking engagements


Professional societies and memberships

  • Stacey is a member of Resolution


Further information

In her spare time, Stacey enjoys playing hockey, watching rugby and baking.


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Divorce in the digital age - avoiding the pitfalls of social media

Children’s Mental Health Week: managing parental conflict

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Claiming for maintenance in England when divorcing elsewhere in the EU: Will Brexit close the Villiers loophole?

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 - the end of fault based divorce is in sight

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