Silvia Devecchi > Vardags > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile
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Divorce and family law
As a Director of Divorce & Family law and the Head of our Cambridge office, Silvia advises on all aspects of family law, including financial relief, divorce proceedings, and children matters.
Silvia has worked on many high-value cases that include complex issues such as non-matrimonial property, the valuation of business assets and tax issues. Her experience includes managing cases with international elements, matters involving multiple trusts and various company structures, issues of serious non-disclosure, and cases involving nuptial agreements.
With a background in Immigration law, she is particularly well-placed to assist clients in cases with an overlap of immigration and family law issues.
Silvia trained at a Legal 500 firm in London. She then moved to Cambridge, where she initially worked in one of the oldest firms of the region. Alongside her family practice, she led the firm’s thriving Immigration department. Silvia then moved to the leading matrimonial team of a very established central Cambridge firm, where she advised on all aspects of family law.
Silvia is a native Italian speaker. She also speaks fluent French, and Spanish and Arabic to a lower intermediate level.
Silvia is a United World College alumna. She read International Relations and Modern History at the University of St Andrews. Silvia then completed the GDL and LPC in London.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Vardags is a highly regarded matrimonial and family law firm specialising in high-net-worth and complex cases, often with an international element. The firm’s Cambridge office has a small team, led by Silvia Devecchi, but is closely involved in high-value cases involving pre- and post-nuptial agreements, arbitration, child arrangements, domestic violence and divorce. It frequently handles cases involving assets in the £3-£20m range or above. Clients praise Devecchi’s ‘incredible knowledge, tactical mind and practical approach‘. Associate Ciara Delaney also plays a key role in the practice. ‘The team is very knowledgeable, always trying to find solutions to resolve the case‘, remarks one client.