Chattertons new look Family Law team
Chattertons are proud to reveal our new look family law team, who will be on hand to lend their expertise on a wide range of family law matters from our offices in Boston (Main Ridge West and Wide Bargate), Bourne, Grantham, Horncastle, Lincoln, London, Newark, Sleaford, Spalding and Stamford.
Our family lawyers pride themselves on taking a thorough, robust approach to family law issues, striving to achieve a fair outcome for all of our clients, no matter what their individual situation may look like. They have excellent relationships with colleagues within Chattertons, and can call upon the expertise of, for example, corporate and commercial teams, wills, trusts and probate teams, our conveyancers and our civil litigation teams. They have also built a network of external input, such as accountants, barristers and valuers, to provide third party expertise where this is required.
The current members of our family law team are:
- Liz Graham – Partner and Head of Family Department
- Julie Bailey – Partner Family Law
- Jo Chidlow – Chartered Legal Executive and Associate Family Law
- Claire Smith – Chartered Legal Executive Family Law
- Luanne Morton – Solicitor Family Law
- Lucy Law – Paralegal Family Department
Find out more about our family law team’s specific expertise
Liz is the head of our family law department.
Liz advises a wide range of clients in relation to matters such as divorce, related financial settlements and applications to the Court for Financial Orders. She deals with high net worth clients and has expertise to deal with cases where there are complex issues, for example, businesses, farming cases, pensions, trusts.
In addition to this, she also deals with Private Law Children matters, including applications to the Court for Orders in relation to arrangements for children.
Liz has an empathetic and focussed approach, combining sensitivity with robustness. She forms excellent working relationships with her clients who recognise her excellent reputation in the profession.
She is a member of Resolution’s national training committee.
Take a look at Liz’s staff profile.
Julie joined our Lincoln office in 2019, having amassed over 30 years of experience in family law. Julie provides clients with the quality of service that Chattertons clients expect, and is an astute and knowledgeable family law specialist. She has a broad range and depth of expertise in matters such as divorce, separation, cohabitation, prenuptial agreements, financial claims and disputes related to children.
She is a member of Resolution, demonstrating her commitment to resolving disputes in a non-confrontational and pragmatic matter wherever possible.
Take a look at Julie’s staff profile.
Jo started her career with Chattertons in 2004. She is a Chartered Legal Executive specialising in all family law issues, including divorce, financial remedy proceedings, child arrangements, grandparents' contact and change of name deeds.
She advocates an approach which is sensitive, efficient and cost effective and will always fight her client’s corner with a robust approach. Jo is well known for her pragmatism and her ability to pinpoint the issues and get things done, with skill and with speed. She has a wealth of experience which gives her clients the assurances they need that the service they will receive will be top quality.
She is a Qualified Member of the Institute of Legal Executives, an Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friend and a member of Resolution.
Take a look at Jo’s staff profile.
Claire Smith joined Chattertons in 2018, working from our Spalding and Boston offices. She is a Chartered Legal Executive and her expertise in family law matters includes divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, parental responsibility, child related disputes and financial arrangements.
Claire has forged a reputation for her detailed knowledge and efficient service, offering pragmatic advice in clear English. She goes above and beyond for her clients, and provides excellent service cost effectively.
She is a member of Resolution, has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, is an Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friend and is a member of the Ladies Circle.
Take a look at Claire’s staff profile.
Luanne has been a member of our family law team from Newark office since 2019. She has expertise in all areas of private family law, including divorce, finances, child arrangements, and non-molestation and occupation orders.
Luanne is passionate about assisting clients at what can often prove to be an incredibly challenging time. She has a wealth of experience in relation to resolving disputes that can arise in relation to arrangements for children, as well as divorce and finances. She takes pride in providing a friendly and efficient service.
She is a Resolution member and an Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friend.
Take a look at Luanne’s staff profile.
Lucy is the newest member of our family law team, having joined Chattertons in May 2021, working from our Grantham office. She provides support to each member of the Family team, ensuring that matters are handled promptly and efficiently.
Take a look at Lucy’s staff profile.
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