Deborah Jeff, the Founding Partner and Head of Family at Seddons Solicitors in London, is an expert on divorce, family law and marital cases.
Deborah is a keen legal commentator of high-profile divorces and marriages in the media and has specialised in Family Law throughout her 17-year career, with the majority of her work being complex financial disputes within divorce.
She acts for clients from many different backgrounds, including those in the media and entertainment world and others in the public eye and is known for handling the most intricate of financial disputes, often with offshore trust structures and difficult tax issues.
Much of her work is in cases for clients who have lived together or had children outside of marriage, particularly for extremely wealthy business men and entrepreneurs.
Clients describe her as “meticulous” and having the utmost insight of what they are experiencing in relationship breakdown. She has earned a reputation, in the UK, of understanding the psychological impact of divorce, and regularly works with psychologists and counsellors to ensure clients and children come through the separation process in the healthiest way possible.
Deborah – a member of Resolution – is staunchly pro-marriage and has considerable experience in children matters, handling issues such as contact, residence, child abduction and blood testing to ascertain paternity of a child.
Seddons is a 20-year-old central London law firm (based at 5 Portman Square) with a total of over 70 staff, including 19 partners.
Chambers notes ‘This team offers clients the full range of family services, and is particularly noted for its expertise on divorce proceedings’ and the Legal 500 says ‘Deborah Jeff provides an excellent level of service at Seddons’.