Sushma Kotecha

Managing Partner


Sushma joined Stowe Family Law’s Nottingham office as Managing Partner in October 2018

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
  • Islamic divorce
  • Mediation
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Resolution Member
  • Separation Agreements

Specialisms

Sushma has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of family law ranging from representing clients with substantial financial assets (often involving business interests and large pension funds) to cases involving complex child arrangements and relocation.

Sushma can draw on the expert assistance of Stowe’s in house Forensic Accountant team when dealing with complex business structures and arrangements.

She is a member of Resolution and an Accredited Family Mediator. Sushma has been recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2017 Directory.

Sushma advises on all family law matters arising out of the union or breakup of relationships including:

  • – Drafting of Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • – Cohabitation Agreements
  • – Separation Deeds
  • – Divorce or Civil Partnership dissolution
  • – Financial claims after relationship breakdown
  • – Children’s arrangements
  • – Injunctive relief

Approach

Sushma believes it is necessary to take a holistic approach when dealing with family break up to help clients manage all the emotions that separation entails. She actively listens to her clients’ needs and makes sure that they receive all the necessary information, legal advice and other professional advice and support that they need to help them make informed decisions.

Sushma’s goal is to inspire separating couples to deal with all issues relating to their separation/divorce in the least self-destructive way possible, out of Court, either around a table with their ex-partner in cases where Mediation or Collaborative Law is suitable or through negotiations with their ex-partner at arm’s length with her expert legal advice and assistance. Sushma aims to deliver a sensitive and outstanding client experience that is cost effective and pragmatic.

Where litigation is inevitable or necessary because of an obstructive and/or non co-operative ex-partner, Sushma makes sure that her clients get exceptional representation in and out of Court; she will do everything in her power and capacity to make sure that Justice prevails.

Training & Employment

Sushma studied at the University of London and Guilford College of Law. She qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in January 1994 and went on to cross qualify as a family mediator in March 2010. Sushma has worked at various practices in the East Midlands over the past 20 years. Prior to joining Stowe, she headed up a leading national law firm’s family team in Nottingham.

Outside of Work

Outside of work, Sushma enjoys reading, dancing, socialising with family & friends and practicing yoga.

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