Sara Wychrij

Senior Associate

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"A superb lawyer... great technical ability and human empathy"

Legal 500

"Highly motivated and hard working... courageous and collaborative"

Janet Bazley QC

Sara has broad experience in all areas of family law, with particular expertise in financial and children’s issues, as well as surrogacy law and applications for Parental Orders. Sara trained and worked in the family law team at Mischon de Reya LLP for over 5 years, before joining us in 2015.

She has worked on some very high profile cases. She played a key role within the team that successfully appealed to the Supreme Court over a wife’s application for a financial remedy 20 years after her divorce was granted.

She was also part of the team that represented a Russian wife following a divorce in Russia, in which no financial provision had been made for the wife. This case led to the largest court-ordered payment ever recorded in the UK.

She studied Politics at Bristol University and took her professional examinations at Birmingham College of Law, gaining a distinction. She qualified as a solicitor in 2011. She is a member of Resolution.

Highlights

  • Sara acted for a father in complex and protracted Children Act proceedings, securing a shared care agreement (caring for the children every other week), despite the mother’s fierce opposition.
  • Acted for a wife and mother in a case of limited assets and successfully secured a financial settlement which enabled her to buy a property for her and the child, ensuring financial security for their future.
  • Acted for a wife in an international case with alleged assets valued around £500 million. The case involved matters relating to non-disclosure, expert business valuations and complex asset tracing.
  • Acted for a husband who had built up a thriving business during the marriage. Following a successful negotiation, the wife was persuaded to take a lump sum, rather than the shares she originally sought, allowing the husband to retain control of his interest in the business.
  • Acted for the father in a widely reported case resulting in a landmark decision that clarified the laws about declarations of paternity.

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Testimonials

These are some of Sara's testimonials from family law professionals and previous clients.

  • Her grasp of factual detail was second to none and enormously helpful to me… with a sophisticated understanding of the nuances involved… calm, kind and empathetic. Daisy Hughes, Barrister, 1GC Family Law
  • The best compass and beacon that I could have hoped for. She is an experienced and strategic legal advisor, an unwavering coach, and a fierce yet principled teammate…… Most vitally, she championed my children above all else, especially in moments when I was less able to see clearly. Previous client
  • Sara’s work on my case was impeccable.  She was efficient, extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and patient.Previous Client
  • A first rate family lawyer who provides outstanding client service..  highly motivated and hard-working… courageous and collaborative Janet Bazley QC, 1GC Family Law