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Elisabeth Sneade

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  • Partner and Head of Family Law

Elisabeth joined Edmondson Hall in March 2022 as Head of our Family team. She been a specialist family solicitor for over 20 years, having spent much of that time working in both Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Elisabeth trained as a collaborative solicitor in 2005 and advises clients in a wide range of family law situations where a relationship has broken this can include complex divorce and child-related cases.

Elisabeth spends time understanding her client’s concerns and she is known to offer pragmatic advice and provide a clear and constructive arrangement to move a case forward.  Elisabeth is a published author having first published her book ‘Managing Separation in Divorce’ in 2012 and the fourth edition was published in October 2020. Elisabeth is a member of Resolution.

Outside of work, Elisabeth enjoys spending time with her family, including her two daughters and dog, playing with an amateur orchestra and socialising with friends.

  • Family Law
  • Divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships
  • Financial settlements and negotiation
  • Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial agreements
  • Children act cases (including internal relocation)
  • Cohabitation disputes
  • Collaborative law

Emma Baldwin

PA to Elisabeth Sneade


“No other words than simply amazing service from Elisabeth and everybody at Edmondson Hall. From the first meeting we had a clear plan, we stuck to it and indeed everything was made easy from there on. Shall certainly be recommending going forward.”
“Absolutely awesome” couldn’t ask for two better professional people to help me through this difficult time. Elisabeth’s professionalism is outstanding.
I would be happy to recommend Elisabeth to future clients because I have seen her abilities at first hand and know she offers great reassurance to her clients during difficult times.
My thanks to you and to Elisabeth for all your professional and compassionate guidance.
Thank you so much for everything you have done throughout all this. Thank you to Sarah too for all she has done too!
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Cohabitation and the difference families face when separating if not married

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Grandparents and their grandchildren

Grandparents have a special role to play in a child’s life. Sometimes they provide additional care and support when parents are working and if you ask a child they will provide lots of examples of fun times spent sharing time at home or having adventures out and about.

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Family court delays top 110,000 so what are the alternatives to court?

Decision to litigate at court is not an easy option, especially in family law dealing with difficult issues like how much time a child spends with their parents or finalising a divorce settlement.

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Family court backlogs climb to over 110,000 – why is this happening?

It was reported in the Law Society Gazette on 11 November 2022 that the ‘government has been urged to ensure sufficient judicial capacity to deal with the family court backlog.

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