Morton Fraser Lawyers
Solicitor - Consultant
Quartermile Two, 2 Lister Square, Edinburgh
0131 247 1154
- Offers fixed fee interview
Savita is a Consultant Solicitor and Accredited Specialist – an Advanced member of the Law Society’s family panel and is an accredited specialist in Matrimonial Finance and Private Children work.
Savita is Dual Qualified (Scotland, England and Wales) with strong bias towards pure English Family and Child (Private and International) Proceedings having practiced in England and Wales since 1995 and Scotland since 2015. Savita has developed her knowledge and experience in Scottish Family Law and she able to appreciate the interplay of the two jurisdictions. She routinely advises on Jurisdiction issues and has conducted financial and children cases in England and in Scotland where the issue of Jurisdiction has raised and contested.
Savita specialises in all aspects of English divorce and linked financial proceedings. She deals with the full range of matters from high value and complex matrimonial finance cases to the more modest financial matters.
Savita has experience in dealing with jurisdictional issues which invariably arise when dealing with clients who have any connection with England. She is regularly consulted by clients who are either in the midst or contemplating divorce and financial proceedings in England or in Scotland.
Savita is often consulted by clients who have English Orders from historical proceedings and require variations or enforcement now that they are in Scotland.
Savita also undertakes cases where former cohabitees (unmarried couples) have disputes about property and any financial matters relating to any children from those relationships.
In the past few years Savita, has conducted many English financial matters where one party is based in Scotland but who have current court proceedings in England. She has represented many of these clients in English court proceedings thereby giving clients the opportunity to obtain advice in Scotland. In some cases clients would not have had the opportunity to engage in those English proceedings without Savita’s expertise due to their vulnerability or logistics. Savita regularly advises and represents clients on all types of English related financial proceeding and offers comprehensive advice in cases, including applications for Legal Services Payments Order (help with legal fees) and Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (England) for unmarried couples. She also advised and represents parties where financial applications for children can be made under the 1989 Children Act (England). She further specialises in children cases where there are intra UK jurisdictional disputes, relocation cases, contact and residence orders, removals and return of children to the Scotland or England in private children proceedings. She is able to undertake work on an urgent basis where time is of the essence such as securing protective order preventing removals of children.