• Big Money Assets
  • Child Maintenance
  • Children Financial Disputes
  • Civil Partnership
  • Cohabitation Claims
  • Family or Small Business
  • Farming Cases
  • Finances and Foreign Divorce
  • Foreign Pensions Schemes
  • Middle Range Assets
  • Modest Assets
  • Offshore Assets
  • Offshore Trusts
  • Trusts
  • UK Pensions

Samantha Hillas QC

I deal exclusively with financial remedies work, specialising in complex cases, especially those involving marital agreements, trusts and corporate structures, cases involving non-disclosure and Schedule 1 Children Act claims.

I was a former solicitor and busy family barrister at the coal face of family courts of all levels across the country for 25 years before taking silk in 2020. I have been involved in a number of high-profile cases in England and the Isle of Man: from those involving assets in their millions to much more modest cases, taking in the whole range of financial remedies issues. I have a very broad and deep understanding of financial remedies work and take a genuine interest in the development of this area of law, especially how to resolve disputes in ways which reduce unnecessary costs and stress.

I speak regularly at seminars, conferences and other national family law events which, along with contributing to the monthly e-letter produced by the Judicial College, keeps me up to date with financial remedies law and practice.

I undertake private FDRs (out of court neutral evaluations) and, outside of family law, I sit as a judicial officer in rugby union cases, chairing panels for the RFU, European and World Rugby for disciplinary matters, competition appeals and safeguarding issues.

I am recommended as a Tier 1 advocate in the various legal directories (which are included on my chambers’ profile – please see link below) and am known for being friendly, approachable, and very down to earth.

Barrister, Collaborative Lawyer
Channel Islands, East Midlands, East of England, International (outside the UK), Isle of Man, London, North East, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire and The Humber