About
Victoria

Victoria is a Partner in the Family department at Seddons. She has practised exclusively in Family law since qualifying in 2009. Victoria advises a wide range of clients in relation to all the legal implications of a relationship breakdown with a focus on resolving the financial implications that flow from a separation and or divorce. Victoria also helps find solutions in a range of ways, not just via the Courts, for clients as regards arrangements for their children with a particular interest in proceedings relating to the relocation of children. Victoria also deals with pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.

Victoria is a Legal 500 “Next Generation Partner” and “Recommended Lawyer,” and is praised for her “impeccable judgement,” and described as being “extremely supportive and thorough.” She is a member of Resolution and YRes and London Irish Lawyers Association.

In 2018, Victoria obtained a qualification as a Family Mediator, making her resolution qualified and registered with FMC.

  • Representing a Father and successfully appealing periodical payments that had been ordered under the mother’s Schedule 1 Children Act 1989 application.
  • Representing a Father and successfully defending a Mother’s application to return to her native Romania with the parties’ young child.
  • Representing a Husband following separation and successfully achieving a financial settlement by way of voluntary negotiations and a round table meeting. The assets were in excess of £3million and included a significant complex pension element.
  • Representing a Wife in a financial remedies application that involved assets in the UK and Australia with a disputed re-acquired and inherited element. Achieving a favourable outcome for the Wife at a final hearing and protected against the joining of third parties.

"The Seddon’s team is small but perfectly formed and able to give well-tailored advice and service to its clients. Victoria Sterritt is a pragmatic, forensic and  highly capable lawyer, with fantastic client care skills. She deftly deals with the most difficult clients with great sensitivity, care and good humour" - Legal 500

"Victoria Sterritt is a very good solicitor. She has a brilliant way of making the client feel relaxed and confident that every aspect of their case is being addressed. Victoria is a tough opponent to be on the other side from because she develops a strategy from the very beginning" - Legal 500

"A tailored approach to the family cases. Victoria Sterritt is superb. She has a grounded and approachable client manner which inspires confidence. She is tenacious and has strong legal acumen" - Legal 500

"Impeccable judgement" - Legal 500

"Extremely supportive and thorough" - Legal 500

"The Seddons family team attracts a broad spectrum of work and offers representation to a high standard. Victoria Sterritt: Victoria is a standout Partner at Seddons, balancing exceptional client care with encyclopaedic legal knowledge and an eye for detail second to none. Victoria’s dedication to her cases is such that clients always feel that she has gone above and beyond. Victoria’s meticulous preparation means that no stone is ever left unturned. She litigates in a measured but robust manner, epitomising good practice in family proceedings. Victoria elegantly navigates clients through the most hairy of court experiences with a calming yet effective litigation technique, ensuring the best possible outcomes" - Legal 500

"Outstanding client care, attention to detail and thinking through every possible outcome before arriving on the best strategy for optimum outcome. Expectations of the client are moderated and clear, sensible advice given. Victoria Sterritt – top of her game. A real heavyweight who holds her own against the most aggressive opposition. Fights her client’s corner to the very end but with pragmatism and compassion. A real skill rarely seen" - Legal 500

 

Firmwide awards

  • Solicitors for the Elderly
  • British Italian Lawyers Association
  • Indian Council of Arbitration
  • Super Lawyers
  • Who's Who Legal
  • Legal 500 2019
  • UK Lawyer Top 200 - Listed Firm 2019
  • Chambers 2019
  • Times Best Law Firm 2020

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