Personal Profile

Sandra is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Family department, sitting on the management board. She has over 30 years' experience of family law practice with Mishcon de Reya.

She specialises in complex high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth cases, often with an international element and involving complex tax and trust issues, substantial business assets and partnerships, disputes concerning children - particularly leave to remove and abduction - and pre- and post-nuptial settlements.

Her clients include celebrities, entrepreneurs and financiers. Sandra's career highlights have included representation of the Princess of Wales, Jerry Hall, Thierry Henry and Tamara Mellon as well as involvement in leading cases on third-party financing of financial settlements and jurisdiction.

She is a member of Resolution, the International Bar Association and a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. 

Chambers & Partners 2016 call her a "phenomenal" lawyer and interviewees note that "she is a joy to work with and goes beyond the call of duty." She is described in the Legal 500 2016 as an "exceptional" lawyer who leads an "extremely busy and successful practice."

Sandra won the Gold Award in the Woman of the Year: Leadership (Professional Services) category at the Citywealth Awards and is included in the Citywealth Leaders List 2016.  She is also listed as a Family Law expert in the London Super Lawyers directory, which has named her one of the Top 100 Lawyers and one of the Top 50 women.

Spear's Index of the Top 50 Family Lawyers ranked Sandra in the top ten and at their 2013 Wealth Management Awards, she received an award for her "Outstanding Contribution to the High Net Worth World".

Sandra is a frequent broadcaster and chairperson, organiser and speaker at conferences on family law issues, and is on The Times Law Panel.

Career History

Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Qualified, Victor Mishcon & Co (became Mishcon de Reya in 1988)
Articled Victor Mishcon & Co