Sabina Smith, Family Law Consultant, Wollens.
Sabina Smith joined Wollens in September 2020 and is based in our city centre office in Exeter, Sabina has a wealth of family law expertise.
Having qualified as a solicitor in 1995 Sabina has spent her career working in family law. Over this time she has gained experience in all areas of family law, but now focuses on the financial aspects of divorce and family breakdown such as property, maintenance and including cases involving a family business or assets overseas. Sabina has a particular interest in cases concerning pensions on divorce, having acted for clients with significant pension funds either in the public sector / uniformed services or with private companies, and has recently completed a Resolution accreditation in this field.
In addition, Sabina often advises parents with regard to the living arrangements for their children after separation. This includes arrangements for the children to spend time with both parents, and with a particular specialism in children cases with an international element. Having previously served on the Home Office panel of solicitors for international child abduction cases, Sabina has niche experience acting for parents in Hague Convention cases and in “relocation” applications where one parent seeks to move overseas with their children.
A trained mediator and collaborative lawyer, Sabina brings an objective, constructive, and non confrontational approach to her cases and wherever possible will work with clients and other lawyers to build consensus and find agreed solutions.
She currently serves on the Committee for the Devon branch of Resolution, the governing body for family law professionals.
Rebecca Proctor, Partner and Head of Family Law at Wollens said “We are thrilled Sabina has joined the family law team at Wollens. She provides added depth to the family law specialist advice available in the firm, in both her financial and children work. She is highly respected within the professional community and she offers exceptional expertise and support to her clients, which is invaluable to them.”