Dessislava Dragneva Dessislava Dragneva
Consultant Solicitor

Dessi left an academic career teaching at University College London and qualified as a solicitor in 2011. She joined Setfords in 2017. Dessi has worked in several large firms, which explains her wide range of experience which includes:

Family law:

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Children matters
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Financial orders
  • Injunctive applications

Dessi’s family clients have commented on her ability to make a stressful period of their life more bearable thanks to clear advice based on collaborative approach to achieving best results for everyone involved. Dessi has experience in financial resolutions involving international assets, as well as divorces where one of the parties is abroad.

Private client:

  • Wills
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Probate
  • Court of Protection applications
  • Contested Probate

Dessi provides clear and concise advice and has experience of dealing with vulnerable clients, translating complex concepts into jargon-free language.


  • Civil disputes

Dessi has conducted many fast and multi-track matters and has particular experience in building disputes

  • Property litigation, including Lease Extensions

Dessi has extensive experience in dealing with Enfranchisement, having acted for a number of landlords and tenants including applications for vesting orders for missing landlords, acting in large blocks of flats to purchase the freehold and extending leases

Dessi is fluent in Bulgarian and Czech languages.

Practice areas

Family LawPrivate Client

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