Sean Hilton

Managing Associate

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Sean Hilton

Sean assists clients on a broad spectrum of matters ranging from complex high value financial proceedings following divorce to disputes in relation to children. Having previously worked at a top tier London firm Sean joined Stevens & Bolton in 2018.

Sean advises unmarried families on the consequences of a relationship breakdown and is instructed on pre and post nuptial agreements, often with an international element.

He also has a particular specialism in advising third parties wishing to protect assets subject to matrimonial disputes including Trustees and has dealt with complex matters on this issue including a reported case in the Court of Appeal. His experience in this niche area is a real asset to clients.

Sean works with some of the country’s leading experts and barristers on cases at all levels ensuring the best legal team for his clients.

Where possible Sean is committed to resolving matters without unnecessary conflict and is always looking to explore alternative methods of dispute resolution to ensure a bespoke and cost-effective solution. This includes arbitration, round table meetings and hybrid options to ensure commercial outcomes for clients without undue publicity.

Sean is considered as a "Rising Star" by the Legal 500 Directory and in the Thompson Reuters Super Lawyers List. He was also shortlisted as “Young Family Law Solicitor of the Year” in the Jordan’s Family Law Awards. Recently, Sean was shortlisted for Family Lawyer of the Year – Senior/Managing Associate in the CityWealth Future Leader Awards.

Sean is a committed and active member of Resolution and currently sits on the National Young Resolution committee having chaired the Surrey Young Resolution committee for a number of years.

His profile as a highly rated family lawyer means that Sean is regularly asked to contribute to a number of legal and other media outlets, as well as speaking at events and seminars on family law related topics. He also co-hosts a podcast on family law matters.

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