Victoria Batstone

Senior Associate

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Victoria Batstone

Victoria advises on all aspects of private family work, predominantly focusing on divorce and financial claims arising on separation.

Victoria joined Stevens & Bolton in May 2020 from a regional firm where she trained and qualified in 2019.

Victoria’s cases involve businesses and complex income arrangements, complex pensions, farming assets, trusts and international assets. She advises on wealth protection issues such as pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, declarations of trust and cohabitation agreements. Her work includes private children matters and financial provision for children following an unmarried relationship breakdown. Victoria has acted for parents and grandparents in a number of challenging children matters, some of which involved serious allegations of risk of harm and abuse. She has a niche children law specialism in international child abduction and international and domestic relocation cases. She also has expertise in sensitively dealing with capacity issues.

Victoria has experience in a variety of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, including guiding clients through private court processes, mediation, hybrid mediation and arbitration. She has expertise in court proceedings (of all levels, including the Supreme Court of England and Wales) should litigation become necessary. As an active member of Resolution, she is mindful of dealing with matters in a constructive and conciliatory manner.

Victoria is recommended in The Legal 500 and is listed as a specialist international children lawyer by Reunite. She is a founding member of the Child Abduction Lawyers Association, committee member of Surrey Young Resolution and member of the Association of Women Solicitors Surrey. She sits internally on the firm’s diversity and inclusion forum.


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