I am Partner and Head of the Family Law team, specialising in family law for over 25 years. I have particular expertise in complex financial negotiations where the assets include businesses, diverse pension schemes and substantial investment portfolios. As a member of the Children Panel I have extensive experience representing children and their parents in proceedings and in particular in disputes over removal from the jurisdiction.
Joined SAS Daniels:1989
What people say about me:Shelley is described by clients as "first rate." (Legal 500 UK, 2014)
Shelley Chesworth "takes a pragmatic view", and "inspires trust." (Legal 500 UK, 2013)
"Many thanks, and thank you for all your help and support throughout." (AS, Stockport)
"I would like to thank you for all the help you have given my daughter in helping her out of her situation. She is much happier now and we both appreciate everything you have done." (SW, Stockport)
Why I'm no ordinary professional:I will always make myself available to advise and reassure clients at any time. I am regularly commented upon for my down to earth approach, my ability to guide and reassure clients through difficult and emotional times and my extensive experience in advocacy and strong negotiating skills combine to ensure excellent outcomes.
A bit about me
What's the best place you've visited and why?
Egypt – seeing the pyramids was breathtaking although the camel ride up to them not so inspiring.
If you weren't a lawyer what would you be doing?
Teaching primary school children.
What three items would you take if you were going to be isolated on a desert island?
A wine making kit;
A Kindle stacked with chick lit;
And Brad Pitt.