Fiona specialises in the financial aspects of relationship breakdown, with particular expertise in pensions and is based in our Birmingham office.

Fiona is recognised in legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers and partners as a leader in her field described as "clear concise and very sympathetic" and "pragmatic and sensible-someone who fights hard and fairly for her client". Legal 500 2013 confirms that she "goes that extra mile".

Fiona has a reputation for being an astute negotiator who concentrates on cutting to the core of the issues in a relationship breakdown resulting in prompt resolution whether by settlement or court decision with proportionate expenditure by way of legal costs for her clients.

She has more than 25 years' experience acting for professionals across the economic sector and a significant proportion of her work is referred to her by barristers, judges and other members of the legal professional based upon her reputation across the Midlands.

Fiona is an active member of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association).

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Insights Women, pensions and divorce

Fiona O'Sullivan looks at women's right to a share of pension assets following a recent report on women and retirement by Scottish Widows.

Insights Defined purpose

Fiona O’Sullivan analyses the approach of the Court of Appeal in a case concerned with charitable trust assets.

Insights Silver separations

The latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics confirm that there were 126,716 divorces in the UK in 2013, a decrease of 2.9% on…

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'Very industrious, energetic and competent' consultant Fiona O’Sullivan heads Weightmans LLP's family practice in Birmingham, which 'cannot be faulted for the level of service received'. O'Sullivan provides clients with 'invaluable advice' on the financial aspects of relationship breakdowns, including business assets and pensions issues. Legal 500 2017

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Sources describe Fiona O'Sullivan as "a sensible practitioner who doesn't over-dramatise and looks for the best solution for the client."

Chambers & Partners 2018

'Very industrious, energetic and competent' consultant Fiona O’Sullivan heads Weightmans LLP's family practice in Birmingham, which 'cannot be faulted for the level of service received'. O'Sullivan provides clients with 'invaluable advice' on the financial aspects of relationship breakdowns, including business assets and pensions issues.

Legal 500 2017

"Interviewees describe Fiona as "one of the best solicitors in the Midlands market, giving top-rate advice and excellent value to clients.""

Chambers & Partners 2016

"Fiona O'Sullivan of Weightmans LLP is highly regarded, and 'always seems to establish a good rapport with clients'."

Legal 500 2015

"Highly respected practitioner Fiona O'Sullivan is praised by one source as "a brilliant all-round lawyer." She is head of the Birmingham family team, and has experience in pensions, business assets and prenuptial agreements. Sources highlight her "sensible, conciliatory, calm and direct" approach."

Chambers and Partners 2017
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