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Shelley De’Worringham

Senior Lawyer, Birmingham

Whatever the family law case, I adopt a strategic and hands-on approach to ensure that my clients are well-informed and put at ease throughout. My expertise lies in high-net worth and complicated financial matters, unmarried couples and enforcement. I am a robust negotiator and strive to ensure the best result for my client. I also have experience of complex children cases including applications for removal from the jurisdiction, surrogacy and adoption.


Shelley has practiced in Family Law for nearly 10 years and has built up a wealth of experience and exposure working across the country.

Now based in our Birmingham family law solicitors office, Shelley deals with all aspects of relationship breakdown including both unmarried, married and civil partnership couples.

Shelley regularly deals with divorce and financial relief matters and has extensive experience in dealing with a variety of significant clients and high-value and high net worth cases. Shelley also deals with multi-jurisdictional cases and cases concerning public sector pensions such as Military, Police and NHS pensions.

Shelley also deals with sensitive cases concerning Children and quasi-contentious matters including public authority involvement such as Special Guardianship. Shelley regularly deals with contact disputes and cases concerning specific issues such as education, medical treatment and religion. Shelley also deals with cases concerning relocation and financial provision for children under Schedule 1 of the Children Act. Shelley also has experience of dealing with Surrogacy and Adoption.


As a forward-thinker and strategic planner, Shelley ensures that her clients are well-guided throughout their case and adopts a hands-on approach to deliver results as swiftly as possible. Shelley has a strong attention to detail and goes above and beyond to ensure her clients are well informed and put at ease at every opportunity.

Training & Employment

Shelley studied law at Coventry University and qualified as a Graduate Member of the Chartered Institutes of Legal Executives in January 2018.

She is currently completing her Legal Practice Course with a view to qualifying as a Solicitor in 2019.

Outside of Work

Outside of work Shelley likes to travel and spend time with her family.

Notable Cases

A (A Child), Re [2012] EWCC 4 (Fam) (13 June 2012)

Shelley was shortlisted for the Chartered Legal Executive/Paralegal Award at the Family Law Awards in 2017.

Areas of Expertise
  • Child Maintenance
  • Children Disputes
  • Children Issues
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Cohabiting Couples
  • Declarations of Trust
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Financial Settlements
  • Freezing Injunctions
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • International Family Law
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • domestic abuse
    Specialist domestic abuse support
  • Surrogacy
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