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Sarah Jane Boon, Senior Associate

Sarah Jane advises on all areas of family law.

Summary

Sarah Jane advises on all areas of family law, with a particular emphasis on the financial claims that arise on divorce and applications to the English Court for financial settlement following an overseas divorce. She has a growing practice in wealth protection via nuptial and cohabitation agreements and she also advises on all private children law matters, from disputes about parental arrangements and financial claims to the relocation of children across jurisdictions.

Sarah Jane has a great deal of experience in complex cases concerning substantial family wealth and those with an international element (particularly concerning the European Union and the Russian Federation), as well as more standard domestic cases.

Sarah Jane was listed in the eprivateclient 35 under 35 list in 2015 and appears in the 2016 Citywealth Leaders List.

Sarah Jane is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights

  • Acted for the husband (Mr. R) in R v R [2015] EWCA Civ 796 in respect of whether an Order for Mr. R to pay interim maintenance to Mrs. R circumvented the Ukrainian sanctions legislation to which he is subject, preventing him bringing funds into the EU
  • Acted for the mother in GN v MA [2015] EWHC 3939 (Fam) during the final hearing of her application in which she was awarded what is understood to be the highest Order ever made under Schedule 1 of the Children Act in respect of both housing provision and periodical payments
  • Accted for the father in a successful application for his daughter to move from living permanently with her mother to live permanently with him, which involved establishing that the mother had made false allegations of abuse against him
  • Acted for the husband in a case involving substantial assets in three jurisdictions and arguments about whether these assets should be ring-fenced as they were inherited, as well as the weight to be attached to a prenuptial agreement

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