Sital Fontenelle

Partner

Biography

I specialise in complex financial matters within a divorce, including international jurisdictional cases, advising on pre-nuptial agreements as well as every aspect of private children law cases.

My role involves thinking outside the box and pushing boundaries to find a solution for my clients when they are faced with a number of difficulties in their day-to-day lives.

I am committed to settling my client's case with a view to minimising the stress involved. I provide constructive and pragmatic advice to achieve their goals and strive to obtain positive results.

In 2012, I was nominated for "Associate of the Year" at the Jordan's Law Awards.

Testimonials

"First-class associate"  highly intelligent, absolutely thorough in her work and utterly dedicated to the cause." - Chambers & Partners 2017

"Sital is an absolutely first-rate, outstanding lawyer. She is highly intelligent, strategically insightful and knows her law inside out. Her instincts are superb and she is direct and robust in the advice she gives. She thinks deeply and carefully about how to achieve the best results for her clients, is calm, empathetic and really listens. She is behind every one of her clients at every step and fights their corner with unswerving commitment, often going well beyond expectations. I can’t recommend her highly enough." - Laura Rosefield, Rosefield Divorce Consultancy

"Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me during my financial and children proceedings. I could not have asked for more dedication, care and commitment from you and your knowledge of the law and tactical instincts were flawless. I have felt supported by you during every twist and turn and your calm reassurance has made a difficult process so much more bearable. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone going through a divorce and I am so glad I found you." - Mrs G, client

"Sital’s approach is highly intelligent and constructive, laced with plenty of common sense and compassion.  From a client’s perspective, she is hugely supportive, getting to the heart of the issue quickly, clearly setting out next steps and focussing on best outcomes whilst ensuring that expectations are appropriately managed. Ultimately she gets the right result for her client. I have had no reservations in recommending her to friends and colleagues." - Ms M, client

Publications

  • The concept of 'Special Contributions' in financial remedy proceedings - International Bar Association Newsletter, October 2016
  • Contributor to the Resolution Cohabitations Agreement - October 2016
  • "Cohabitation Claims" - Contributor to the Resolution Book, April 2011
  •  "Shared Intentions" Article examining the case of Stack v Dowden and the impact for cohabiting couples - New Law Journal, June 2007

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

Getting a good end result – sometimes it can be a long and difficult path but knowing that you have helped your client get there gives me a great sense of achievement. 

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

Dancing! At the age of 18 I won a gold medal in Classical Indian Dancing.


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