Victoria Mayhew
Associate Solicitor, Accredited Mediator
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vmayhew@prettys.co.uk

Victoria is well known for her mediation practice, which has built up substantially since qualification in 2012, with many referrals from other lawyers. The experience Victoria has as a mediator will also often make her the go-to choice as a solicitor for those clients already contemplating or undertaking mediation, and who require legal advice in the background.

Victoria has been recommended for family law in East Anglia by Legal 500.

“Thank you again Victoria for all of your hard work, how well I was looked after during my divorce and your kindness; it still means a lot.” - Client

Work Synopsis

Victoria joined Prettys as a solicitor in 2009, having trained at a top London law firm. She was promoted to Associate in 2017. Victoria trained as a family mediator in 2012 and was awarded Family Mediation Accreditation status by the Law Society in 2019. Victoria is a Mediation Information & Assessment Meeting (MIAM) provider.
As a solicitor, Victoria advises clients on divorce, separation, financial arrangements, children matters, cohabitation and pre/post-marital agreements. As a mediator, Victoria assists married and unmarried clients with issues arising from relationship breakdown, including arrangements for children and financial settlements.
Victoria is a member of Resolution and is committed to resolving family matters outside of court wherever possible.

Recent Work

  • Advising on and drafting a pre-marital agreement by way of meetings between the parties and their respective solicitors
  • Advising and negotiating a settlement in a long-standing cohabitation dispute without the need for court proceedings
  • Conclusion of a divorce where the spouse refused to engage and whose previous solicitors had been unable to achieve progress
  • Negotiating a financial settlement following an acrimonious marital breakdown by involving other professionals (accountants and family therapist) at an early stage and adopting a co-working approach
  • Mediating a case in which solicitor negotiation on the financial arrangements between divorcing parents had reached a stalemate. This was impacting on their ability to reach agreement as to the arrangements for their child. The mediation successfully overcame the impasse on the finances and also resulted in better co-operation regarding their child.