Sally Pike

Sally Pike

Romsey Stuart Court Salisbury Road Romsey SO51 6DJ

Partner - Family

Sally is a leading family lawyer with over 25 years' expertise and a reputation for achieving constructive, pragmatic and cost-effective solutions for her clients. She is ranked as a leading lawyer in both Chambers and Legal 500 for the advice and service she provides for clients. She heads up the family team on the South Coast. The family team were commended for their work in the Times Top 250 Legal firms 2023.

Advising on all aspects of divorce and separation, Sally has particular expertise in dealing with high-net-worth cases involving complex financial assets such as property, pensions and company assets. Sally also advises couples on child arrangements and helps clients to reach a resolution.

Sally has niche expertise in providing advice to couples who want to enter into prenuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements. She advises same-sex couples on civil partnerships, marriage and all issues arising from separation.

She is the only member of the family team who is also a specialist Family Mediator. This makes her uniquely placed to be able to work with couples to help them reach an agreement outside any court process and many couples have found a role as a Mediator invaluable in reaching an agreement in a more cost effective and less contentious manner. She is also a trained collaborative family lawyer, enabling couples to reach a constructive settlement through round table joint face-to-face meetings with their lawyers.

Sally regularly receives a high level of referrals from previous clients, other lawyers, and professionals due to her reputation and expertise.

As well as being a specialist contentious probate lawyer, Sally is a member of the prestigious Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Lawyers. She has advised both executors and beneficiaries on disputes or challenges to wills, including issues over the validity of the will, incapacity and probate disputes.

Private Client

As part of the Thrings Private Client team, Sally acts for company directors, professionals in the private and public sector, entrepreneurs and the farming community as well as spouses of high earners and senior managers. Her success comes not only from her pragmatic and constructive approach, but also the wide range of experience and skills she can use to find the best solutions for clients. As a specialist family mediator and a trained collaborative family lawyer, Sally is capable of adapting her approach to any situation and ensuring effective, expert and cost-effective delivery.

Sally Pike is a is listed as a Leading Lawyer by Wiselaw

  • Divorce
  • Finances on Divorce
  • Child Arrangements on separation
  • Separation Agreements
  • Pre Nuptial Agreements
  • Family and Relationships
  • Specialist Family Mediator
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Private Client
  • Wills, inheritance and trust disputes
  • Mental capacity issues

Sally's relevant experience includes:
  • acting for the spouse of a property developer with a portfolio of over 30 properties (£10m) and reaching a resolution through round table meetings, with accountancy and tax advice throughout. A complex company structure meant significant thought was needed on how to reach a settlement to minimise tax to both parties and achieve a fair division of the property portfolio. A settlement was reached in a pragmatic and constructive manner without recourse to court
  • acting for a client going through divorce with significant agriculture land with potential development opportunity (circa £10m). This included considering all tax issues arising on disposal of land, valuations and development uplift, plus consideration of third-party family members interests
  • acting for an entrepreneur with a very successful and rapidly growing company (£40m plus), dealing with valuation of the company on divorce, plus accountancy and tax advice
  • preparing a bespoke prenuptial agreement for an entrepreneur with a significant wealth portfolio
  • acting for the spouse of a client with an AIM-listed company on divorce, dealing with all share issues, tax and maintenance
  • Acting as a Mediator to many couples on whole range of issues on separation including finances and child arrangements
  • Acting for clients with issues relating to child arrangements including the time the children spend/live with each parent, holiday arrangements, school fees, internal relocation in UK and abroad.

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“Sally Pike is one of the most respected and experienced family finance lawyers in Hampshire. As a result she is capable of handling adroitly cases from relatively modest assets to those where the assets are millions of pounds. She brings the same care and attention to detail to every case and forges excellent relationships with all her clients who quickly repose a great deal of confidence in her. This greatly helps the clients give their best and so achieve the best results. Sally stands out from the crowd for her sense, humanity and compassion.’ - Legal 500 2023