Portrait of Sally Max

Sally Max

Year of Call 1991

Professional Practice

Sally specialises exclusively in the field of family finance and has been consistently recommended in that area by the major guides to the legal profession. She has maintained her top tier ranking in the Legal 500 (2023 edition) where she is described as a “simply superb” leading junior. Joining 29 Bedford Row in 2011, she has a predominantly London-based practice comprising substantial matrimonial disputes, commonly involving private companies, trusts or complex pension issues. In addition Sally has considerable experience of high value Schedule 1 claims.
  • Recommendations

    Sally is simply superb. She has an absolutely amazing intellect and her advocacy is second to none
    Legal 500 - 2023
    She is ferociously intelligent, with unfailing forensic knowledge of the papers and the issues in a case
    Legal 500 - 2022
    "A no-nonsense detail merchant who puts both instructing solicitors and clients at ease with her forensic approach and clear, firm advice." "She's approachable, friendly and someone who ensures clients are well prepared for what lies ahead." "She will read every piece of paper in a case and digest it fully."
    Chambers and Partners 2022
    Razor sharp. Incredibly analytical and strategic. She is always meticulously prepared and knows her way around every page of a bundle. She is no nonsense and a very effective and powerful advocate.
    Legal 500 – 2021
    Her preparation is meticulous and she can recall all the facts in a case, making her a formidable opponent … Her ability to absorb complex information quickly is astonishing … Razor-sharp and does not miss a trick.
    Chambers & Partners – 2021
    She has a brain like a steel-trap and is hugely adept at relating to the client – a force to be reckoned with.
    Legal 500 - 2020
    Detail-focused, patient and surgically precise in her advice and advocacy. She’s an excellent negotiator and advocate.
    Chambers & Partners – 2020
  • Publications and Lecturing

    • Co-author, Dictionary of Financial Remedies (Class Publishing).

    • Revised and updated the financial provision for children section in the ‘Children and Young Persons’ volumes of Halsbury’s Laws of England’ (2012 issue).

    • Sally lectures regularly on topical issues in the financial remedies field.

  • Personal Information

    Sally read law at King’s College, Cambridge. She is married with four children.


  • FLBA
  • Resolution (associate member)