Rebecca Viola > Sternberg Reed LLP > Romford, England > Lawyer Profile

Sternberg Reed LLP


Partner and Head of the Private Law team


Rebecca has comprehensive experience in all aspects of family law; advising high net worth individuals on complex financial issues following separation and divorce, the negotiation of pre and post-nuptial agreements as well as all matters relating to children, including paternity, child arrangements, leave to remove and financial provision.    Rebecca also has experience in cases involving an element of domestic violence where there is a need for injunctions and fact-finding.

Rebecca is fluent in Italian and proficient in French. Her cases frequently have an international focus and often involve trusts, corporate structures and jurisdiction issues.  Rebecca is a member of the British Italian Law Association and Resolution and is a regular contributor to legal publications, including the Family Law Journal.


English, Italian, French

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Family: Essex

Sternberg Reed LLP‘s ‘dedicated, hardworking, and always available’ family child law department is noted for its knowledge of private family law, including divorces, financial relief, child arrangements, and prenuptial agreements. A standout out feature is the team’s expertise in child abduction cases and leave to remove applications. Barking-based Soulla Kokkinos leads the team, and is an expert in cases involving domestic abuse and forced marriage. Romford-based Rebecca Viola heads up the private family team, and is particularly noted for her experience working with high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. Julian Beard has vast experience in handling complex financial disputes, while Francesca Clay specialises in children matters, and has taken over a variety of matters from Gordon Reed, who retired in April 2023.