Samantha Chater

Solicitor, Family and Matrimonial

Areas of practice

Employee Navigation Family & Divorce

Specialising in Matrimonial Law, Samantha qualified as a solicitor in 1996.  She has a wealth of experience in acting for clients in divorce, Children Act matters, the division of marital finances, injunctions where clients have been the victim of domestic violence and cohabitee disputes. Samantha also deal with pre-Nuptial agreements and special guardian ship applications Her years of experience have been recognised by her acquiring two solicitor accreditations. Samantha spends 100% of her working time in her role as a Family & Matrimonial Solicitor.

Samantha is an accredited member of Resolution and as such adheres to a code of practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to a case and is committed to a constructive way to resolve matters for her clients.

Samantha is also an accredited member of The Law Society Children Panel and has represented parents and children in complex Children Act Disputes.  Samantha has had one of her cases reported on when it went to the Court of Appeal on a significant issue as to whether an alleged perpetrator of abuse could cross-examine the alleged victim or whether the state should fund an advocate to do so.

Samantha is committed to efficiently delivering the best result for her clients and as cost-effectively as possible.  She says “I appreciate the tremendous strain that clients are under at this stressful time in their life and try to alleviate that by representing my clients through what can be a complicated process in a sympathetic manner”.

Samantha does offer clients a free initial consultation to enable them to understand what their options are and the cost associated with the work needed.  She also offers telephone appointments where possible for clients’  convenience as she appreciates life is busy and there are many competing demands on peoples time.

Samantha is well known and well established in her field particularly for her professionalism, commitment, hard work and for being approachable.  Consequently, she enjoys a number of recommendations from previous clients and other professionals.


Professional Associations and Memberships:

Accredited member of Resolution
Accredited member of The Law Society Children Panel

Latest blog posts...

Role of Cafcass in separation and divorce

12th February 2024
News Plus

When parents separate one of the most contentious aspects can be how they will share the care of their children.  If negotiation and mediation fail, an application to the Court may be required. The Court will automatically appoint Cafcass to commence their involvement and investigate matters.  Cafcass is an acronym for Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service. ...

Necessity of a Consent Order

6th December 2023
News Plus

Many couples when they are progressing through divorce proceedings do not realise that it is advisable to pursue a Consent Order outlining the division of the matrimonial finances.  Whilst the divorce itself is the ending of the marriage, that is only part of the equation and one of the most contentious aspects we find is when parties cannot decide on how to divide their assets between the...