Stephanie Dew is a senior solicitor at Monan Gozzett Solicitors. She specialises in complex litigation. She has extensive experience in both the Family and Criminal Courts which enables a smooth handling of matters for our clients when they are facing allegations which result in overlapping or linked proceedings.
Stephanie has a particular interest and a breadth of experience in complex and unusual cases. Her areas of expertise include divorce, financial settlement upon divorce or separation, separation agreements and pre-nuptial agreements, Trust of Land disputes and Schedule 1 Children Act proceedings. Her work often involves forensic work locating undisclosed or hidden assets, third party interests and confiscation cases. She regularly advises clients in cross-jurisdictional matters.
She is also proficient in dealing with issues relating to children following the breakdown of a relationship. She is regularly instructed in relation to Parental Alienation and False Allegations such as Sexual Abuse, Non-Accidental injury (NAI), Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), Fabricated and Induced Illness (FII).
Criminal and Regulatory Law
Stephanie has experience defending in all areas of criminal and regulatory litigation including Serious Fraud, HMRC Investigations and Banking Fraud. She has experience in defending individuals facing investigation and prosecution by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and also those being investigated in international jurisdictions such as the United States.
She is determined and proactive, providing clear, strategic and cost-effective advice with compassion. She takes a conciliatory approach when appropriate and will support clients to achieve out of court settlements, directing them to alternative dispute resolution and guiding them through that process. For matters which result in contested proceedings, Stephanie works diligently and ferociously to achieve the best outcome for her client.
A v G - represented the father in a highly contentious finance and contact case, which included allegations of assault from the partner and mother of his child. The father was acquitted of all criminal matters and Stephanie successfully negotiated a settlement in relation to the financial support he would provide for their son throughout his minority.
D v O's - represented the father in an application for contact with his children following a false allegation made by the children's mother that he had sexually abused their young sons. Successful outcome achieved with the father being able to resume contact and relationship with his children.
D v N - represented the father in a parental alienation case involving both criminal and family proceedings following a number of false allegations made by his ex-partner and her stopping his contact with their child. No criminal charges were ultimately brought against the father and he was successful in resuming contact and his relationship with his child.
T v M - represented the mother in a successful application to relocate with her children, moving away from England back to her home country Hungary. London Borough of Tower Hamlets - v R - represented the father in care proceedings where it was alleged that the parents had deliberately seriously injured their young baby. Through the effective coordination of experts, a successful outcome was achieved with the Local Authority withdrawing and the Police taking no further action.
Slough Borough Council v S - represented the mother in care proceedings where it was alleged the parents had fabricated and/or induced their daughter’s illness (FII), starving her and causing her to undergo unnecessary medical procedures and surgery. Successful outcome achieved with all charges being dropped against the mother.
LIBOR - The London Inter-Bank Offered Rate - defended a senior executive at a bank who was accused of influencing this key interest rate. She represented him within the internal investigations conducted by his bank and also during interviews with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), FBI and US Department of Justice (DoJ). The regulatory bodies did not proceed with prosecuting the client and the matter concluded at the investigatory stage.
VAT Fraud – represented a business owner during interviews with HMRC in relation to an allegation of VAT fraud. Successfully made representations on his behalf and no further action was taken.
When I first contacted Stephanie I had just found out my husband was having an affair, my life was falling apart and I didn’t know where to turn. Stephanie offered me empathetic and pragmatic advice and gently guided me through those difficult early weeks when I felt lost and hopeless. She supported me through the divorce process, providing me with practical and sensible options as to what I could do next. I was impressed by her balanced approach, she took a realistic and no-nonsense stance to protect my interests whilst simultaneously dealing with my husband in a sensitive manner, which enabled us to agree the arrangements in relation to our young son and finances.
I would like to express my thanks to Stephanie for the guidance and exceptional care she provided me during what has been a very difficult year. She was very warm and friendly, she dealt with my many insecurities and worries in a kind and professional manner and without her I would have not been able to cope. She treated me with compassion and understanding, whilst always remaining professional. I felt able to ask questions and seek clarification and reassurance from her regarding the divorce process which seemed incredibly intimidating at times.
Her approach and her availability was truly remarkable and she has given me great support and advice every step of the way. I want to thank her for being there for me and working hard on my case, this year will never fade from my memory and I will forever be grateful to Stephanie for helping me get through it.
Relationship breakdown is a shocking and distressing time, it is so important to have support from a lawyer you trust and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Stephanie as a dedicated and compassionate professional.
Once again, I thank you for your kindness, it has been of great comfort to me and I know my parents are extremely grateful.
Both my husband and I felt that your advocacy skills in the courtroom were first class displaying a superb balance between politeness and steely pursuit of the true facts. You have a demeanour and presence that inspires confidence.
We will be be recommending you.
Thank you for being so brilliant with our son. You spoke with him with regard to his intelligence and his vulnerabilities, being strong and tough when needed, so he could actually listen / hear you, at a time when he really needed it.
Your advice was excellent and the course of action obviously just right in the circumstances - impressive in every way.
Thank you for all your help over the past 18 months and it goes without saying I am delighted with the outcome.
The fraudulent allegation made against my husband, caused such shock and consequent repercussions that it has been very difficult to think clearly and plan logically. We were very grateful indeed to Stephanie for her sympathetic and helpful response. We are extremely grateful for the reassurance and encouragement provided by Stephanie. It was so good to feel that someone understood my husband's situation and was 'on his side'. It is such an isolating and humiliating experience to be the victim of such an allegation.
I am beyond happy with my experience with Neal and his team. They were all incredible and the result I received was beyond what I could have expected. I was truly overwhelmed by the outcome and the sheer will power and talent that Neal and his team seem to radiate. Neal went above and beyond normal expectations and managed to dig up every relevant case to use in the proceedings. He was truly amazing, he made me feel at ease and explained every part of the process so well I didn’t once feel under prepared or on my own. It was a pleasure to have someone like him looking out for my best interest. I would recommend his company to anyone dealing with an impossible task as he will find a way! Many thanks to Neal and every member of his team.
Thank you for your time this morning Stephanie. You are so helpful and discussing everything with you is like temporarily being an oasis of calm in what is currently a maelstrom!
Thank you, Stephanie. You understood my situation and gave me some very helpful advice and information. I'm in a far better position having spoken with you and for that I’m extremely grateful.
Thank you, Stephanie. You understood my situation and gave me some very helpful advice and information. I'm in a far better position having spoken with you and for that I'm extremely grateful.
Qualified as a Solicitor in 2009.
Legal Practice Course - Distinction from the University of Law York 2007.
LLB (Hons) English Law with Spanish 2:1 from the University of Dundee 2006.
Finances Upon the Breakdown of a Relationship.
Pre nuptial Agreements.
Trust of Land Disputes.
Schedule 1 Children Act Applications.
Child Arrangement Orders and Children law.
Parental Alienation and False Allegations such as Domestic Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Non-Accidental injury (NAI), Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), Fabricated and Induced Illness (FII).
Tax and VAT fraud and HMRC Investigations.
Complex Criminal Investigations.
Partner for 3 years in a high-profile law firm in London and the South East.
Resolution – Family Law Association.
Irish Lawyers' Association.
Fraud Lawyers' Association.