Samantha is a partner and department head in our Guildford office, Samantha has more than 18 years of experience in family law matters. She excels in managing client expectations, and quickly builds a positive rapport with her clients.

Samantha has particular experience in representing parents, business owners and senior managers, and has dealt with numerous complex international matters. She has represented a number of high profile individuals, where confidentiality and dealing with sensitive information is crucial to secure a positive outcome for the client.  Being a parent herself, Samantha understands and can empathise with her clients, especially when dealing with matters that involve and affect children.

Prior to joining DMH Stallard, Samantha was joint Managing Partner of a local Guildford firm where she assisted in establishing the family team.

As well as being able to carry out her own advocacy, Samantha is an all issues trained mediator.

Work highlights


Negotiating a financial settlement with assets worth over £11M and securing a successful outcome for the client.


Engaging in a Round Table Meeting to negotiate a complex financial settlement with assets with a value of over £6M


Negotiating a settlement agreement and preparing a Deed of Separation for a husband who did not want to initiate divorce proceedings after separating from his wife, but did want to protect his assets which included a family home


Preparing a pre-nuptial agreement which dealt with four investment properties, children from a previous marriage and ongoing maintenance obligations from earlier divorce


Negotiating a complex parenting plan against a background of domestic abuse and substance misuse, ensuring the children’s needs were put first whilst securing the client’s safety

Recent articles


Top tips for ‘self help’ in your divorce

Family law expert, Samantha Jago, offers her advice on how to help yourself in your divorce and save on legal fees



A Street Angel is Resident of the Month

A retired management consultant who swapped the international finance sector for a local volunteering role is the Guildford Resident of the Month for September.



‘Real star’ in Guildford community is Resident of the Month

A ‘fantastic young man’ is the Guildford Resident of the Month for May after years of volunteering at a charity shop in Guildford



Choosing the right Family lawyer for you

DMH Stallard’s Family law experts, Natasha Slabas and Samantha Jago, talk to John Young about how we can help you if you are struggling with a legal issue and looking for a lawyer