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Ségolène Lapeyre

Year of Call: 2019
Email Address: segolene.lapeyre@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Family

Ségolène joined 3PB with experience in a wide range of financial remedy, injunction and domestic abuse cases and private law children disputes.

Family Finance

Her considerable experience as a junior barrister covers disputes over:

  • child and spousal maintenance
  • Schedule 1 applications
  • pensions
  • complex remuneration packages (including RSUs and carried interest)
  • complex trust structures
  • non-disclosure of assets
  • non-matrimonial assets
  • nuptial agreements
  • add-back claims
  • special contribution
  • compensation

In addition to representing clients (whether publicly or privately funded) at hearings, Ségolène’s recent instructions have included:

  • advising a name partner at a leading firm of family solicitors on the jurisdiction of the CMS following the decision of Villiers
  • advising on key financial remedy documents such as Replies to Questionnaires and Schedules of Deficiencies
  • drafting a Particulars of Claim in a case involving allegations of sham transactions and deficient financial disclosure
  • drafting financial remedy consent orders following successful mediations

Ségolène accepts instructions on financial remedy cases at all stages of the litigation process, including:

  • pre-litigation consultations
  • First Appointments
  • interim hearings (including Maintenance Pending Suit)
  • FDRs (including Private FDRs)
  • Final Hearings
  • drafting final/consent orders

Injunction and Domestic Abuse

Ségolène regularly acts for applicants and respondents in injunctive proceedings under the Family Law Act. She has experience pursuing and resisting applications for occupation orders and non-molestation orders in cases involving:

  • domestic abuse and violence (adult and/or child)
  • situational couple violence
  • alcohol and drug use/dependency
  • pending criminal proceedings
  • vulnerable parties
  • shielding, quarantine and other Covid-19 Regulations requirements
  • litigants in person
  • cross-applications for various orders
  • consolidated proceedings involving multiple applicants and respondents

Ségolène has secured favourable outcomes for her clients, for example:

  • securing a 2-year non-molestation order at final hearing
  • resisting an interim occupation order on the basis of the Covid-19 Regulations
  • securing a 1-year extension of an ex-parte non-molestation order despite judicial indication to the contrary

Private Law Children

Ségolène regularly accepts instructions to appear on behalf of both applicant and respondent parents in private children matters.

She has gained experience in a range of child arrangement disputes in which allegations of domestic abuse arise and is frequently instructed to obtain or resist prohibited steps and specific issue orders.

Ségolène has secured favourable outcome for her clients, for example:

  • persuading the Court to order interim contact between an infant and her mother, against whom (disputed) allegations of domestic violence had been made by several family members
  • negotiating practicalities of child arrangement orders (“spend time with” and “live with” orders)

Ségolène also advises on an array of discrete issues in private children proceedings. She has recently conferenced with instructing solicitors to advise on:

  • the availability of a “section 91(14) bar”
  • the admissibility of video evidence at a final hearing
  • a prospective party’s entitlement to apply for a section 8 order
  • the practicalities of examining witnesses residing overseas

Remote FDR Hearing Service

Ségolène is available for private remote FDR hearings. For more information on private remote FDR hearings please click here.

  • Recommendations

    “We have been very impressed by Ségolène’s work ethic. She is prompt, grasps information well and has a great intellect for challenging issues. She is no doubt an impressive advocate who has been valued by every client we have given her.”

    Partner, Family Law Solicitors

     

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Academic qualifications

  • LLB Law (First Class), The London School of Economics
  • MSc Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, University of Oxford
  • BA Middle Eastern Studies (First Class), McGill University (Montréal, Canada)
  • BPTC (Very Competent), BPP University, London

 

Scholarships

  • Prince of Wales Scholar, Gray’s Inn (BPTC)
  • Excellence Award, BPP University (BPTC)
  • Various examination prizes (LSE)

Professional bodies

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Gray’s Inn