Stephanie Heijdra

I am keen to help my clients find the best possible solutions and I am a good negotiator as well as an approachable, personable individual. Clients have often commended me on my ability to put them at ease. I am experienced in dealing with a wide range of cases with emphasis on the following:

Family (Children)

I accept instructions from Applicants and Respondents to deal with disputes involving applications for contact and residence, prohibited steps orders and specific issue orders. I have experience of cases involving allegations of domestic violence and substance abuse and I am frequently instructed to advise and represent clients in relation to fact-finding hearings. 

My core family (children) practice involves the following areas:

  • Child Arrangement Orders (contact and residence)
  • Parental responsibility
  • International aspects
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Non-molestation and Occupation Orders
  • Applications to enforce
  • Appeals
  • Fact-finding hearings

Divorce and Financial Settlement

I am routinely instructed to advise and represent clients in relation to divorce and financial settlement proceedings, from initial advice on merits, drafting Form E, Questionnaire, Responses, attendance at FDAs, FDRs, Final Hearings, Appeals and enforcement applications. My experience of these proceedings includes:

  • Business assets
  • Pensions
  • Non-disclosure
  • Non-matrimonial property 
  • Overseas business and property assets 
  • Variation applications
  • Maintenance pending suit
  • Enforcement
  • Contested divorce

My approach

I am an experienced and outright specialist family law practitioner and I deal with all facets of family law including child arrangements, divorce and financial settlement and injunctive remedies (non-molestation and occupation order proceedings).

About me

She studied for a Law Degree at the University of Liverpool and was awarded her LLB (Hons), enabling her to start her bar professional training course (BPTC) whilst simultaneously studying for an LLM in Human Rights Law at Manchester Metropolitan University. She also has an LLM in Legal Practice.

She went on to study for a Degree in Business Management at BPP University London in aid of her thriving immigration practice Winvolved Consultancy Ltd. She is a level 3 OISC Immigration Caseworker.

Alongside her paid civil, family and immigration law work, Stephanie helps to champion human rights by supporting charities such as Youth for Human Rights International(YHRI) with the purpose of teaching youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become advocates for tolerance and peace. Her pro-bono works include facilitating access to justice for minorities who are disfranchised and others.

A member of the Family Law Bar Association , Stephanie is passionate about equality and diversity within the legal profession- and is a campaigner for better treatment of ethnic minorities within the law and beyond. 

She is the co-founder of YHRI African Chapter with supporters in Europe, USA and Africa. 

Stephanie is currently in the process of completing a PhD in Law.

What my clients say

“Stephanie is absolutely brilliant! She was very supportive and professional. She was always there to give advice no matter what time you contact her and is very efficient. Highly recommended!" Cheryl Chau

"Thanks Stephanie, for helping me with a successful Naturalisation application. I recommend Stephanie. She is lovely and very friendly." Cliff Dinsdale

"She is amazingly professional. We have achieved ILR within 2 months. Thanks Stephanie for such a productive and effective supports through the entire process." Anonymous

"I am very happy with the service which I have received from my lawyer Stephanie for my residence application. She is a true professional. Thank you very much Stephanie!" Sarhane Rabii

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