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Michael Sheville

Michael Sheville


"provides an outstanding service to his clients" - Legal 500 UK


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01708 511000


Derek Wakeling, Brentwood

"I have recently been through a long drawn out and complicated divorce process, but was fortunate to have the expert advice and support from Michael Sheville. The information received was clear and balanced, and I appreciated Michael listening to my objectives to provide for my family, whilst clearly advising the legal position at the same time. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services."

Mr Q, Shenfield

"Many thanks. You made a difficult time much more bearable by taking a load off my mind, knowing it would be dealt with. I received a thoroughly professional service at all times. Recommended!"

Mrs Axcell, Brentwood

"I just want to say thank you to Michael. His service was perfect, he ensured my divorce went through efficiently and quickly with no hidden costs."

Mrs X, Brentwood

"I found Michael Sheville to be very straightforward and honest. I felt he handled matters which were clearly difficult for me to discuss in a sensitive manner. I feel very much that I could not have survived the previous months without his advice and support. He reacted to situations promptly and with a great deal of legal force.

He has subsequently also dealt with preparing my will, which has helped to place my affairs in order. I feel that he has a genuine interest in my well-being and has been diligent in obtaining the best outcome possible for me. I would not hesitate to recommend his services."

Ms N Fairley, Hornchurch

"Really fantastic service - will recommend."

Michael Sheville

Michael is a Partner and a member of our Family Law Department. Michael was admitted as a Solicitor in 1995. He became a Partner in 2000.

Michael's expertise includes:

Michael's recent work highlights include:

  • Representing a husband in financial remedy proceedings in a long marriage case with assets in excess of £7 million. Unmatched contributions were successfully argued and the husband’s wealth accumulated prior to marriage was “ring fenced” and retained by the husband together with his share of the assets acquired post marriage.

  • Representing a husband in financial remedy proceedings where the husband owned one third of a successful international business valued at over £30 million by the Court appointed expert. Successfully applied to the Court for a further expert valuation, which valued the business at just under £20 million. Successfully negotiated settlement based on the lower valuation.

  • Successfully representing the father of the Wife as intervener in financial remedy proceedings where he was owed close to £80,000 by the parties, which the Wife accepted but the Husband denied. Costs order made in father’s favour.

  • Representing a client in Schedule 1 Children Act 1989 proceedings where the father was a retired international sportsman which settled 1 week before trial.

  • Representing a wife in financial remedy proceedings where her ex husband had defaulted on a lump sum payment of £605,000; successfully enforcing and obtaining payment as a result of issuing a Judgement Summons.

  • Representing a wife in financial remedy proceedings where Husband had pleaded guilty to 17 offences of sexual assault on his own children and grandchildren when they were minors and is serving a lengthy prison term.

Other information:

  • Legal 500 UK 2021 Leading Individual - "Michael Sheville continues to provide an outstanding service to his clients. He is careful and comprehensive in assisting clients and highly effective in case preparation and presentation." 

  • Legal 500 UK 2020 Recommended Lawyer - "expert lawyers with a strong client focus, efficient and timely in their management of cases."
  • Legal 500 UK 2020 Leading Individual
  • Legal 500 UK 2018-19 Recommended Lawyer - "outstanding", "highly skilled at helping in complicated financial matters", "impresses with his case management"
  • Legal 500 UK 2018-19 Leading Individual
  • Legal 500 UK 2017 Recommended Lawyer - "conscious of every trick in the book"
  • Member of Resolution
  • Resolution Accredited Specialist in Complex Financial Remedies
  • Resolution Accredited Specialist in Children Law Private
  • Acting Chairman of the Brentwood Housing Trust



Mike Roffey, CDS Indices, London

"Michael advised me during my divorce process and associated issues. During this time both Michael and his staff's professionalism and advice were first class. He always made himself available for advice and guidance whilst dealing with what was a long drawn out and at times difficult process.

His help in gaining the best overall outcome for me was, without doubt, priceless and the team he assembled around us to achieve this result was first class. Before coming here I had spent time trying to use a city firm who quite frankly were not in touch at all with my situation and in fact made matters worse."

L Nakeeran, Hornchurch

"Excellent service!"

Mr P Terry, Chelmsford

"Michael Sheville was first class."

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