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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.

 

Related Services

Considering Divorce or Separation

Considering divorce or separation is stressful and affects people in different ways. Our experienced family lawyers will listen and discuss the options with you.

Financial Arrangements on Divorce

A number of factors are taken into account when considering financial arrangements on divorce. Our lawyers are experts in advising on and negotiating financial settlements for our clients.

International Family Law

Whether you or your partner live abroad or hold assets abroad. We can assist with immigration questions, property, succession and tax planning.

Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are increasingly being upheld by the Courts and it is essential that you sign up expecting to be bound by it. If you are being asked to sign an agreement, you will need to understand the rights you are giving up by entering into it.

Thinking about the Children

We have considerable expertise in guiding our clients through the legal issues affecting their children and placing them at the centre of all decisions made following separation to minimise any potential distress for them.

Thinking of Relocating

Our experienced lawyers can advise you on your relocation plans, ensuring that your move overseas, to the UK, or within the UK, is well planned.

Brexit

The vote in favour of the UK leaving the European Union has created uncertainty and given rise to a lot of unanswered questions.

Mediation

Mediation is a way of resolving issues directly with the help of a mediator. Our mediators are also family lawyers and so have a specialised knowledge of the issues involved.

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

Co-mediation – when two heads are better than one

Separation and divorce: when attack isn’t the best form of defence

Convergent Divergence: When bankruptcy and the family courts collide

Breakdown of Trust

Children’s Mental Health Week: managing parental conflict

It's the final countdown...to Brexit

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

Compensation claims on divorce - when the clocks can’t be turned back to recover loss of future earning potential

Coronavirus et auto-isolement: Que faire lorsque le danger est chez soi

COVID-19 and self-isolation: what to do when the danger is at home

Brexit and family law – what will happen to divorce, financial proceedings, prenups and cases involving children?

Controlling and coercive behaviour - “This isn’t what love should feel like”

When a 'love affair' is not enough

A partial victory for paying spouses, but maintenance for life lives on

Parental alienation and intractable contact disputes – when all seems lost

Covert recordings and coercive behaviour - an area ripe for reform?

Taxing times on divorce and the family home

Brexit and relocating with children overseas – mind the immigration and family law gaps

Practical tips on varying spousal maintenance – does life mean life?

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