Sushma has over 25 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. She joined the firm to head up our Nottingham office, from its inception.
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 Directory since 2017.
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 a relationship breakdown
- – Children’s arrangements
- – Injunctive relief
Sushma is able to advise clients in Gujarati if required.
Sushma believes it is necessary to take a holistic approach when dealing with a 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.
Sushma has been recommended each year in the Legal 500 since 2017.
She ‘leads the team with fresh, innovative ideas. She is very pragmatic in her approach to cases, always thinking outside the box’ and is ‘straight-talking, pragmatic and knowledgeable’.
“I work with Sushma Kotecha – professional, considerate and demonstrable compassion. She is different as she is genuinely interested in my case and is proactive to support me. I value the professionalism, listening and interest demonstrated during my appointments. She goes above and beyond to ensure I am fully briefed and updated.” – Legal 500, 2021
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 25 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.