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Giorgia Sessi

Called 2017

Giorgia joined Chambers in October 2018 after successfully completing a specialist family law pupillage under the supervision of Alex Taylor. 

Giorgia specialises exclusively in Financial Remedies and Private Children cases. Giorgia is regularly instructed to represent clients in complex private law disputes involving allegations of domestic abuse and parental alienation. Her experience in private children practice ranges from implacable hostility to non accidental injuries to enforcement proceedings resulting from multiple breaches of court orders. Giorgia also has experience in disputes involving internal and international relocation and child abduction.

Giorgia also has a broad experience in the field of financial remedies and her practice encompasses modest to high value cases involving issues such as dissipation of assets and add back, companies and joinder of third parties. Giorgia accepts instructions on all aspects of relationship breakdown, including disputes between cohabitees under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989. 

Giorgia is known for her hard-working nature, attention to detail and client handling skills, which she derives from her combined life and professional experience. Prior to coming to the Bar, Giorgia worked as a sworn interpreter and translator for 10 years in the Italian and English courts; she is fluent in Italian and Spanish.

 

Giorgia is qualified under the Direct Access scheme.

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Areas Of Expertise

Areas of Expertise
Family: Property & Finance
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Giorgia advises and represents clients in all stages of financial remedy proceedings and accepts instructions from both private and publicly funded clients. She is experienced in modest to high value cases and accepts instructions to represent clients at private FDRs.

Giorgia’s practice encompasses all areas of financial remedy proceedings, and in particular:

  • Interim maintenance
  • Matrimonial and non-matrimonial assets
  • Add-back
  • Pensions
  • Adverse inferences
  • Pre-nuptial and separation agreements
  • Third-party interests
  • Costs

Giorgia also accepts instructions on matters arising from relationship breakdown between cohabitees under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.

Family: Children
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Private Law

Giorgia regularly acts for parents and children in private law disputes. She often appears against Litigants in Person and advises clients on all stages of litigation, including on the prospects of success in relation to pursuing or defending allegations of domestic abuse. 

 

Giorgia’s practice encompasses all areas of private children cases, including: 

  • Parental alienation
  • Allegations of domestic abuse including coercive and controlling behaviour
  • Allegations of sexual abuse
  • Transfers of residence
  • Psychological and psychiatric assessments
  • Intractable contact disputes
  • Internal and international relocation
  • Separate representation of children
  • Enforcement of private law orders

 

Notable Cases
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Re S and H-S (Children) (Care Proceedings: Harm) [2018] EWCA Civ 1282 - [2018] Fam Law 1109

A (Interim Contact) [2021] EWFC B57 (12 February 2021) 

Scholarships/Awards
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Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln's Inn (2016)

BPP Excellence Award (2016)

BPP Regional Scholarship (2016)

Winner of the University of Law GDL Mooting Competition, Manchester (2015)

Publications
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Modest assets at the time of Covid-19: practical considerations and cost-effective case management - [2021] Fam Law 116

 

Personal Details
Education

Laurea (BA (Hons)) in Conference Interpreting, University of Bologna, Italy (2.1)

Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Law (Distinction)

Bar Professional Training Course, BPP Manchester (Very Competent)

Professional Associations

The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn

Family Law Bar Association

 

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