Sarah Duckworth is experienced in handling highly complex matrimonial finance cases. One client describes her as "kind and considerate," noting that she "worked in my best interest from the beginning of the process, clearly advising me of my rights and recommending the best approach to take at all times."
Chambers & Partners UK
Collaborative lawyer Sarah Duckworth is a trained mediator and is appreciated for ‘recommending the best approach to take at all times while being kind and considerate during stressful times’.
The Legal 500 UK
- Sarah has recent experience of cases involving substantial assets, income and pensions. Sarah has worked recently for both wives and husbands where the question arises as to whether a wife who has stayed at home caring for children could or should go out to work. This is an area of family law which is evolving quickly and good advice is essential for either party.
- Sarah has also worked on cases where the assets are not so significant and these can be the most difficult to resolve sensibly and to find a way forward which meets housing and income needs for both parties and the children.
- Sarah has recently been involved in cases involving disputes about children such as the living arrangements for the children and permanent removal from the jurisdiction.
- Sarah also has recent experience of drafting pre marriage agreements, co-habitation agreements, separation of co-habiting couples, and dissolution of civil partnerships/same sex marriages.
If you are getting married or entering into a Civil Partnership and you have wealth to protect, then you should consider having a pre-nuptial Agreement. These agreements can also be drafted after the ceremony has taken place (post-nuptial Agreements).
It is a popular misconception that living together with your partner can give you rights as a “common law husband or wife” – in fact the law will treat you very differently from a married couple should your relationship break down.
Your children are your first priority and your focus is to find a way forward which will best meet the needs of your children both now and for the future.
At Mundays you can be confident that we have the expertise to handle financial matters relating to your Divorce or separation. We have an extremely strong team of lawyers, many of whom have significant experience in dealing with complex and high value cases, involving businesses, trusts, offshore assets and pensions.
Picking up the phone to make that first appointment with a family lawyer can be a difficult first step, but at Mundays you will always be able to speak to an experienced team member who can talk you through any concerns and can make an appointment for you to come in and meet with one of us.
Our team at Mundays will work hard with you try and reach an agreement without going to court
Outside of the office Sarah likes to work on being “balanced”, walking or cycling in the beautiful countryside, having fun with family and friends as well as cooking, gardening and “home-making”.
Sarah is married (but has been divorced) and has three children so she really does understand and empathise with the issues parents face when their relationship is ending and the needs of the children.
Before training as a lawyer Sarah worked in publishing and the fashion industry so she has life experience outside of the legal world which she feels helps her as a family lawyer.
The whole team at Mundays are client focussed, approachable and friendly people who are willing to help, so you should feel confident in contacting any of them at any time. Details of our staff members can be found on our People page or via the team member links on the pages explaining the services we provide