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If you are having problems in your marriage and you decide to divorce, you will need prompt, expert legal guidance and support regarding your situation.

In such circumstances, our highly regarded team of family law and divorce solicitors in Leicester can help.

Need advice? Contact us to find out how we can help

Meet our team of divorce and family law solicitors in Leicester

  • Glynis Wright MBE / Partner, Solicitor & Mediator

    The team is led by family law and divorce expert, Glynis Wright MBE, who joined us as a Partner in December 2020, following our acquisition of Glynis Wright & Co, Leicester.

    Glynis provides legal advice in relation to divorce and financial settlements, contested contact and residence cases involving children, pre and post nuptial agreements and cohabitation breakups.

    She has built her higly regarded reputation on a total commitment to her clients and a high standard of service delivery. Her philosophy is to ease the anxiety and turmoil of divorce and relationship break-ups by being approachable and friendly whilst offering the best legal advice to her clients. Glynis is also a trained mediator.

    For further information on the legal services Glynis can provide, please click here.

  • Gayle Rowley / Legal Director, Solicitor & Mediator

    Gayle Rowley has specialised in family law work for almost 25 years and re-joined our Family Law team in Leicester in December 2020, having previously worked for us from 2001 to 2013.

    She specialises in family law, advising and mediating in relation to divorce and separation cases, often involving complex financial settlements. Gayle also advises and mediates in relation to private children law matters, including resolution of children arrangements.

    For more details of the legal services that Gayle can provide, please click here.

  • Lisa-Marie Leanders / Legal Director & Solicitor

    Lisa-Marie Leanders qualified as a Solicitor in 2003, was part of our Family Law team in Leicester from 2010 to 2016 and re-joined the team in 2020.

    She advises on divorce and financial settlements which involve complex issues and substantial assets. Lisa-Marie also advises on pre and post nuptial agreements, separation agreements and cohabitation agreements along with private law Children Act disputes. She is also a qualified collaborative law practitioner.

    For further information on the legal services that Lisa-Marie can provide, please visit her profile.

  • Angela Maxfield / Associate & Solicitor

    Angela Maxfield joined our team in Leicester in December 2020 and has 35 years’ experience in family law, advising on divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, finances and private children disputes.

    For more details of the legal services that Angela can provide, please click here.

  • Louise Scott / Associate & Solicitor

    Louise qualified as a Solicitor in 1993 and joined our Leicester Family Law team in 2020 as an Associate. She advises on divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, finances and private children disputes.

    For further information on the family law services that Louise can provide, please visit her profile.



  • Rina Mistry / Associate & Solicitor

    Rina Mistry qualified as a Solicitor in July 2013 and is an Associate in the team. She is able to advise on all aspects of family law including separation and divorce, advice in connection with children arrangements and also financial aspects following a separation.

    Please visit Rina’s website profile to find out more about the legal services she can provide.

  • Paul Richardson / Associate, Solicitor & Mediator

    Paul Richardson joined our team in 2020 as an Associate and has over ten years’ experience in family law work.

    He specialises in all areas of family law to cover divorce, finances, private law children issues and also unmarried property disputes. Paul is also a Law Society Accredited Family Mediator.

    To find out more about Paul and the family law services he can provide, click here.

  • Gurvir Kaur / Paralegal

    Gurvir Kaur joined us in December 2020 and provides support to our Family Law team, advising on divorce, financial provision and private children disputes.

    For further information of the family law services that Gurvir can provide, please visit her profile.

  • Claire Farmer / Paralegal

    Claire Farmer provides support to the team, advising on divorce, financial provision, private children disputes and domestic violence.

    For more details of the legal services that Angela can provide, please click here.

  • "I first met Glynis in 2009 and she has represented me over the next five years on three different cases due to family breakup. She has been absolutely outstanding and a life changer for myself and my children. Glynis has an amazing attention to detail, always finds time to achieve tight deadlines, amazingly remembers all the detail of what has happened previously and explains what is happening in a understandable way. She really cares, her professionalism and passion is evident and I have always felt Glynis and her staff have provided an exceptional five star service."

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  • “Accomplished practice noted for both matrimonial and childcare matters. Appropriately equipped to assist with public and private children law, including adoptions, child abductions and non-accidental injury cases. Active in high-value financial remedy matters, including those involving trusts, commercial assets and cross-border aspects.”

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  • "Nelsons Solicitors Limited has an experienced family and children law practice, and is noted for its strength in cases with an international element. The family team...regularly advises high-net-worth individuals on financial relief cases. Melanie Bridgen, who heads up the children team, is experienced in complex children proceedings; this includes matters concerning international relocation, parental alienation and non-accidental injuries."

    Legal 500
  • "Gayle Rowley came highly recommended to me through a friend to carry out my divorce and consent order. Gayle guided and supported me through the process in a professional and friendly manner. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her - Thank you Gayle!"

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  • "The Team who dealt with my case provided a highly commendable service. It was both very professional and compassionate, providing a high level of support. Their commitment to their work is of a very high standard without a doubt. Very best regards and thank you all".

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  • "I could not have felt in more safe hands, my case was a mess when it was handed over to Lisa-Marie and she was amazing at being there for all my questions and helping me through the process, I would highly recommend this firm and Lisa. She always rang me back and answered my emails and I really felt like I had someone on my side. It did feel expensive, but I think this was just the nature of how much work there was, but it was worth it for the peace of mind and professional approach."

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  • "I dealt with a lovely lady called Angela Maxfield, she was just absolutely fantastic right from start to finish she kept me informed about my case. Completely professional and she was on the ball all the time, a fantastic service I couldn't ask for any more, I would definitely recommend Nelsons."

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  • "After absorbing the information from my hearing yesterday I wanted to say a huge thank you to Glynis Wright for her professionalism and support throughout my divorce process. Glynis ensured that we left the hearing in such a strong position. She controlled the hearing in a respectful manner and represented me with such confidence and determination...I am so thankful you’re on my ‘team’."

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Divorce Solicitors Leicester

How our Leicester family law solicitors can assist with divorce and separation 

At Nelsons, our team of specialist family law solicitors in Leicester is one of the largest in the city and is ranked in Tier One by the independently researched publication, The Legal 500.

The team includes Resolution accredited specialists who encourage our clients to adopt a sensible approach to the division of matrimonial assets and finances, and in relation to agreeing on child contact arrangements.

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Additionally, in September, our team was shortlisted for the ‘Family Law Firm of the Year: Midlands and Wales’ award at the Family Law Awards 2021. The awards ceremony will be taking place on Wednesday 24th November 2021 at the Bloomsbury Big Top, London.

Our experience ensures that we will give you expert advice about your circumstances, as well as supporting you throughout the divorce process.

Our team offers legal help and advice on the full range of relationship issues, including:

We provide legal advice to a variety of clients, including high net worth persons with complex business and personal assets to families and stay at home parents in Leicester, nationally and abroad.

Our family law solicitors in Leicester are able to offer a range of innovative fixed fee divorce services to provide choices according to what you can afford and how much support you would like. During your divorce, the team will provide you with advice regarding your options to find the best outcome for you and your family.

As the emotions of getting divorced can often run high, we will always recommend using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods, such as collaborative law or mediation, to reach an amicable solution to the issues that are relevant to your separation without the need of going to Court.

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Our Leicester Family Law team includes three trained mediators – Glynis Wright MBE, Gayle Rowley and Paul Richardson – and one accredited collaborative law lawyer – Lisa-Marie Leanders – who have many years of experience in providing ADR in divorce and separation proceedings.

However, should Court action be required, our solicitors are able to support you throughout the divorce proceedings.

Our team in Leicester is supported by our family law and divorce specialists in Derby and Nottingham.

To discuss how our specialist family law solicitors in Leicester can help you with your divorce or separation, please contact us via our online enquiry form or call 0800 024 1976.

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