Payne Hicks Beach

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Vicky de’ Sanna Vicky de’ Sanna

Vicky de’ Sanna

Vicky advises on a wide range of complex family law matters, including divorce, financial claims, children, pre-nuptial agreements and cohabitation, particularly where an international element is involved.

Vicky studied law at the Università degli Studi of Milan, in Italy, and qualified as an Italian lawyer before qualifying as a solicitor of England and Wales.

Qualified as a Registered European lawyer 2006, as a solicitor 2010; joined Payne Hicks Beach 2002, promoted to Senior Associate 2014, Consultant 2018.

Vicky is a member of the British-Italian Law Association and a member of Resolution and often speaks at conferences in Italy.

Italian Desk

Thanks to PHB’s expertise and to its cross-departmental structure and to Vicky’s connections with Italy, the firm can provide advice to Italian or European nationals living in England and Wales or planning to move to this country, as well as to English nationals with Italian connections. Vicky, who is qualified as an English Solicitor and as an Italian Avvocato, and who is bilingual in Italian and English, and speaks French and Spanish, heads up the Italian Desk. Vicky is well used to guiding clients living in England and Wales, or about to move to the UK and liaising with Italian lawyers resident in Italy or other European lawyers, when necessary. Vicky has an Italian cultural and educational background, which she has combined with 16 years’ experience in English family law. As head of the Italian desk, Vicky is able to assist to find the right person to provide advice on a broad range of legal issues, including the following areas of law: property, succession, tax and trust, citizenship and immigration, employment, company and commercial and dispute resolution.

Cases of interest include:

Sorrell v Sorrell [2005] EWHC 1717 (Fam)

Versteegh v Versteegh [2018] EWCA Civ 1050

Vicky e’ consultant nel dipartimento di diritto di famiglia di Payne Hicks Beach, dove lavora dal 2002.

Vicky ha studiato all’ Universitả degli Studi di Milano ed e’ diventata avvocato italiano nel 2006 e solicitor nel 2010.

Vicky e’ iscritta alla British-Italian Law Association e a Resolution ed e’ spesso invitata a parlare a convegni in Italia.

Italian Desk

Grazie all’expertise offerta da Payne Hicks Beach e grazie al legame di Vicky con l’Italia, lo studio offre assistenza ai cittadini italiani o europei che vivono nel Regno Unito, o che stanno pianificando di spostarsi in questo paese, cosi’ come ai cittadini inglesi con interessi e/o legami con l’Italia.  Vicky, che e’ sia solicitor che avvocato italiano, e che e’ bilingue in italiano e inglese, e parla francese e spagnolo, dirige l’Italian desk dello studio.  Vicky e’ abituata ad assistere clienti che vivono nel Regno Unito, o che stanno per spostarsi a vivere in questo paese, e, quando necessario, grazie alle sue conoscenze si appoggia ad avvocati italiani in Italia e/o ad avvocati di altri paesi europei.  Vicky e’ nata e cresciuta in Italia, ed alla sua tradizione culturale puramente italiana unisce 16 anni di esperienza nel settore del diritto di famiglia in Inghilterra.  Oltre ad assistere i clienti in materia di diritto di famiglia, Vicky puo’ aiutarli a trovare la persona adatta a seguirli in altre materie, quali diritti reali, successioni, diritto fiscale/tributario e materia di trust, immigrazione e cittadinanza, diritto del lavoro, societario e commerciale e contenzioso in generale.


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