Sofia Dionissiou-Moussaoui

Sofia joined the firm as a partner in 2006 having built an enviable reputation as a leading matrimonial lawyer in her career and specialises in family law with particular expertise in complex and substantial cases with an international element.

Divorce, separation, ancillary relief, co-habitation disputes and pre-nuptial agreements are all dealt with on a regular basis by Sofia and her expert team.

Many cases are both complex and high value, frequently involving the resolution of sensitive issues relating to children and financial matters involving trusts and companies both in the UK and abroad. Sofia combines her expertise with an intense and personal service that, time after time, achieves outstanding results for her clients. This is why her reputation continues to grow.

Sofia is the 2018 Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Family Lawyer of the Year.

Since 2017 Sofia has been recognised by the UK Legal 500 as being a Leading Individual for ‘London: Private Client’ for her work in Family Law. She is described as being ‘highly knowledgeable and driven by a painstaking passion for excellence’. Her team is ‘small but agile and packs a real punch’.

In the UK Legal 500 2020 edition testimonials for Sofia’s work describe her as acting ‘with precision and never falters in her execution. She runs her team like a military operation and every move is co-ordinated and part of the bigger plan’. She is ‘a first rate solicitor with a relentless tenacity and stamina’.

Previously it has been remarked that Sofia is ‘a masterful solicitor driven by her passion for excellence. She remains calm and in control in the most demanding situations‘’ displaying ‘excellent judgement and putting her clients at ease’. She has also been described as ‘the star’ at DWFM Beckman: ‘In any litigation you would want her on your side. She fights her cases hard but also has great judgement and knows which points to take and which not’.

Sofia’s testimonials in the Legal 500 2021 edition included:

‘Sofia Dionissiou-Moussaoui is a real star. Having acted on both sides, she knows every trick in the book and is extremely good in trust busting litigation’

‘Sofia Dionissiou-Moussaoui is the lawyer you are glad is on your team and not the other side. She is realistic and human, but she knows how it all works in practice. An absolute standout attorney’

‘Sofia Dionissiou-Moussaoui continues to go beyond the call of duty for her clients. She is down to earth, naturally understands people and has the capacity to put you at ease. She invariably remains calm and in control in even the most demanding of situations and is flawlessly prepared at all times. Sofia has an extraordinary wealth of knowledge and gives attention to details’

Sofia Dionissiou-Moussaoui is valued for her ‘professionalism and dedication to giving excellent service. Sofia has excellent client skills and a sound grasp of complex legal issues‘

‘This firm has a unique approach to evidence gathering, going to great lengths both internationally and at home to ensure that the best evidence is there to achieve a win for the client. Sofia Dionissiou-Moussaoui is a lawyer like no other. She personally travels the world to gather the best evidence for a client’s case‘

‘Sofia Dionissiou-Moussaoui is spectacular and goes the extra mile each time. She is highly capable, results orientated and creative when needing to find solutions. She is always very determined to do the very best by her client and takes it upon herself to be personally involved and always available, which makes a huge difference.‘

‘Sofia Dionissiou-Moussaoui gave me a continued feeling that everything was in hand and that I really had no need to worry. Their professional skills were very apparent early on in my case, but the continued personal reassurance and incredible competence shown was above and beyond any experience with other solicitors‘

In September 2019 Sofia was short listed as a finalist in the Lexis Nexis Family Law Awards for International Family Lawyer Award 2019. The winner is due to be announced at the end of November 2019.


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Notable cases:

  • Shwan Al-Mulla v Suzan Al-Mulla [2005]
  • Mubarak v Mubarik [2006] EWHC 1260 (Fam); [2007] EWCA Civ 879; [2007] EWHC 220 (Fam);  [2007] 1 FLR 722; [2008] JRC 136; [2008] JCA 196
  • FZ v SZ & Anr. [2010] AER (D) 189 Jul
  • Young v Young [2012] EWHC 138 (Fam); [2012] 2 FLR 470; [2013] EWHC 34 (Fam)
  • ZA v AS [2014] EWHC 2630 (Fam)
  • Joy v Joy [2014] EWCA Civ 520; [2015] EWHC 455 (Fam)
  • Joy v Joy-Morancho [2014] EWHC 3769 (Fam); [2015] EWHC 2507
  • TM v AH [2016] EWHC 572 (Fam)
  • Ali v Ansar-Ali [2016] EWCA Civ 781
  • ZA v AS[2014] EWHC 2630 (Fam)
  • Young v Young [2012] [2012] 2 FLR 470

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