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Seddons, Deborah Jeff, London, ENGLAND

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Deborah Jeff

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Deborah is the founder and Head of our Family Department. She is known for her understanding of the psychological impact of divorce and works with psychologists and counsellors, ensuring clients navigate the separation process in the healthiest way possible.

Most of Deborah’s work involves complex financial disputes within divorce and between cohabiting couples, often with offshore elements and intricate taxation issues. She also has considerable experience with issues relating to children, such as contact, residence, child abduction and paternity testing.

Deborah is a qualified collaborative lawyer and regularly provides legal commentary for the national press on key developments in family law.


Trained Judge and Priestley; qualified 1997; assistant solicitor 1997-99; assistant solicitor Cumberland Ellis Piers 1999-2002; associate Rooks Rider 2002-06; partner/founder of family department Seddons 2006-date.




The Priory, Orpington; University of Kent at Canterbury (1993 2:1 English and American Literature with Law); College of Law, Guildford (1994 CPE; 1995 LPC).

London: Private client


Within: Family

Seddons' practice is headed by Deborah Jeff who is ‘utterly committed to her clients and has a steely and calm approach’. Jeff handles complex financial disputes well often with offshore elements and intricate taxation issues. The ‘intelligent’ Toby Hales  ‘fights hard for his clients’ and Neil Russell  ‘forcefully defends his clients’ position whilst acknowledging the benefits of settling litigation if it can be achieved’. Victoria Sterritt is now a partner.

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