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Stala E Charalambous
Family law expert, Lawyer | SBP Law Solicitors

Stala is a family lawyer with extensive experience in all areas of family law. Her career has included being the head of family law departments with two City of London law firms following her practising as a sole practitioner for over 15 years having set up her own law firm in 1996 dealing with family & matrimonial and civil litigation matters.

In addition to advising clients in relation to divorce, financial remedies on divorce and separation, Stala advises in respect of a range of children issues, to include acting for a parent or other family members. Her cases have included complex international payment structures and assets worldwide (including trusts), child matters including advising grandparents, cross border litigation and advising in respect of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Stala’s clients cover a wide spectrum both in the UK and abroad, to include international clients, business owners, directors of large corporations, professionals and celebrities.

With a keen eye for detail, Stala has successfully acted in applying for and defending applications for urgent court orders, including worldwide freezing orders, injunctions, expediting Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute, Prohibited Steps Order applications to stop children from being removed from the jurisdiction and international and domestic relocation cases in relation to children.

Stala graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of London, completed the Law Society Finals course at the Guildford College of Law (now known as The University of Law), and was admitted as a solicitor in 1989. She is registered with the charity ‘Care for the Family,’ and her membership of professional bodies /organisations include: The Law Society of England & Wales; Resolution-First for family law; Lawyers Christian Fellowship; The Legal Sector Alliance on climate change.

Impartial advice is given to her clients specific to their needs and requirements in a friendly, sensitive, and professional manner. Stala works as a team with her clients to find the best solutions for them and their family and quickly becomes the ‘go to trusted advisor’. Stala is also fluent in the Greek language and a skilful negotiator and litigator.

As a member of Resolution -first for family law – (previously known as the Solicitors Family Law Association) and in accordance with their code, clients are encouraged to adopt a constructive and non-confrontational approach to keep the channels of communication open. This assists to identify and narrow the issues, progress negotiations and for matters to be resolved as amicably and as speedily as possible to avoid the costs and stress of a contested court hearing. This has resulted in most of Stala’s cases being resolved without the need for a final trial. Notwithstanding this, a tough approach is taken when required and Stala is determined and tough when the situation requires to defend her clients’ interests.

Stala is married with two adult sons. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family, practising her culinary skills, going to the theatre and is a keen charity fundraiser which has included running the 5K in The Race for Life for Cancer Research UK.

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Family law expert, Lawyer | SBP Law Solicitors

Stala is a family lawyer with extensive experience in all areas of family law. Her career has included being the head of family law departments with two City of London law firms following her practising as a sole practitioner for over 15 years having set up her own law firm in 1996 dealing with family & matrimonial and civil litigation matters.

In addition to advising clients in relation to divorce, financial remedies on divorce and separation, Stala advises in respect of a range of children issues, to include acting for a parent or other family members. Her cases have included complex international payment structures and assets worldwide (including trusts), child matters including advising grandparents, cross border litigation and advising in respect of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Stala’s clients cover a wide spectrum both in the UK and abroad, to include international clients, business owners, directors of large corporations, professionals and celebrities.

With a keen eye for detail, Stala has successfully acted in applying for and defending applications for urgent court orders, including worldwide freezing orders, injunctions, expediting Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute, Prohibited Steps Order applications to stop children from being removed from the jurisdiction and international and domestic relocation cases in relation to children.

Stala graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of London, completed the Law Society Finals course at the Guildford College of Law (now known as The University of Law), and was admitted as a solicitor in 1989. She is registered with the charity ‘Care for the Family,’ and her membership of professional bodies /organisations include: The Law Society of England & Wales; Resolution-First for family law; Lawyers Christian Fellowship; The Legal Sector Alliance on climate change.

Impartial advice is given to her clients specific to their needs and requirements in a friendly, sensitive, and professional manner. Stala works as a team with her clients to find the best solutions for them and their family and quickly becomes the ‘go to trusted advisor’. Stala is also fluent in the Greek language and a skilful negotiator and litigator.

As a member of Resolution -first for family law – (previously known as the Solicitors Family Law Association) and in accordance with their code, clients are encouraged to adopt a constructive and non-confrontational approach to keep the channels of communication open. This assists to identify and narrow the issues, progress negotiations and for matters to be resolved as amicably and as speedily as possible to avoid the costs and stress of a contested court hearing. This has resulted in most of Stala’s cases being resolved without the need for a final trial. Notwithstanding this, a tough approach is taken when required and Stala is determined and tough when the situation requires to defend her clients’ interests.

Stala is married with two adult sons. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family, practising her culinary skills, going to the theatre and is a keen charity fundraiser which has included running the 5K in The Race for Life for Cancer Research UK.

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