Sarah Beskine

Sarah Beskine, one of the founding partners of Hopkin Murray Beskine, qualified as a solicitor in 1989. She has extensive experience in all fields of family law.

Sarah acts for clients in divorce, and for separating partners including civil partnerships. She advises and represents on all aspects of financial disputes, and disagreements regarding the future care of children, following the breakdown of a relationship.

She receives numerous referrals from past clients who pass her name to family and friends, from other lawyers and professionals, and in response to her reputation wider in the field.

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Sarah Beskine, senior solicitor

Separation and divorce

Sarah specialises in all areas of family law, including finance and children disputes. Exceptionally proactive, practical, clear thinking and empathetic, Sarah has a wide range of experience in all aspects of family law, including practical parenting experience. Sarah is known for her strategic planning, and attention to detail.

With extensive experience in all aspects of disputes regarding children, Sarah has advised regularly on matters of child alienation, hostile parenting, and false allegations. Sarah acts for clients in disputes over the future of their children’s residence and contact, including cases with an international element for example, where one parent may wish to relocate with a child abroad. With a high level of specialist knowledge concerning arrangements for children and management of disputes, Sarah works tirelessly with expert legal knowledge, flair and enthusiasm to assist her clients in resolving their disputes.

Sarah’s work regularly involves advising her clients on how to go about separating finances after relationship breakdown, including clients with very high assets. Sarah acts speedily to protect her clients’ interests if for example there is a fear that assets might be hidden or dissipated, and confidently to advise on how to approach compromise when that is in her client’s best interest. She offers an energetic, creative and pro-active approach and acts rapidly if needed, for example if there is a fear of violence or abduction. She also has represented parents in care proceedings and understands the extra pressure such proceedings bring.

Sarah is well known in the field, with a reputation as practical, tactical, hardworking and committed to her clients. She offers a high level of professional advice with empathy and sensitivity whilst acting speedily to protect clients’ interests and also offering a negotiation style that is active, and engaged. An excellent negotiator, Sarah receives referrals from existing former clients and their family friends and also professionally from other family lawyers.

Sarah is a Resolution accredited specialist in the fields of financial provision after relationship breakdown, international child abduction, and domestic abuse. She appears on the Official Solicitor’s select Referral List of Specialist Solicitors to whom international child abduction matters are referred.

Sarah is a family mediator and undertakes private mediations in children disputes and offers NVR informed practice which is of assistance to parents in dispute.

Sarah regularly contributes to the Muswell Flyer and Crouch End Connection.

Recently reported cases:

A v P [2011] EWHC 1530 (Fam) – international child abduction

Tattersall v Tattersall [2013] EWCA Cave 774 – ancillary relief

Legal 500, 2024 edition:

“… Sarah Beskine [is] excellent… astute, experienced, and considered… with first-rate judgement when it comes to litigation.”

Client feedback

“Dealing with Sarah and her team was a great experience and support during a traumatic
divorce. Sarah is straightforward (rare for a solicitor!), has a no non-sense and human
approach.”

“Sarah Beskine helped and guided me through my divorce with the upmost sensitivity and
understanding.”

“Sarah Beskine is unsurpassable. She is very engaged and makes me feel that the issues I
am facing really matter to her.”

“Clear and helpful information from the beginning… you were very helpful and friendly”

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