Family, children & divorce law team

If you need assistance with a family, children or divorce law issue don't hesitate to contact our experienced specialists on 0203 816 0548 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly.

Our People

Partners

  • Karen Atkins
    , Partner
    Partner

    Biography

    Karen is a Partner in the family law team at Stephensons, based in our offices at the Wigan Investment Centre.  With a strong support team based in Wigan, Karen is al...

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    Karen Atkins
    Contact details 01942 77438601942 774314
  • Mike Devlin
    , Partner
    Partner

    Biography

    Mike was a Partner at Flint and Holmes Solicitors who merged with Stephensons in 1998. Mike is a Partner and is based at...

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    Mike Devlin
    Contact details 01942 77440801942 774536
  • Victoria Gethin
    , Partner
    Head of Family Law

    Biography

    Victoria is the Head of Family Law at Stephensons. She became a Partner in 2010.

    For the majority of her training contract obtained at Stephensons and since qualification in 2002, Victoria has specialised exclusively i...

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    Victoria Gethin
    Contact details 01942 774122
  • Gwyneth John
    , Partner
    Partner

    Biography

    Gwyneth is a Partner in the family law department. She is based in Manchester dealing with all aspects of the law as it affects children. She is a member of the Solicitors R...

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    Gwyneth John
    Contact details 01942 77803701942 774536
  • Andrew Mountain
    , Partner
    Partner

    Biography

    As a Partner in one of the largest family law departments not only in the North West but throughout England and Wales Andrew has key responsibility for delivering and supporting other members of the family law team to deliver a first ...

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    Andrew Mountain
    Contact details 01942 77803301942 774536
  • Amanda Rimmer
    , Partner
    Partner

    Biography

    Amanda is a Partner in the family law team at Stephensons. She joined Stephensons in 1992 and has specialised in family law ever since. Separation and family...

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    Amanda Rimmer
    Contact details 01942 77434701942 774542

Senior Associates

  • Lauren Day
    , Senior Associate
    Family Law Executive and Senior Associate

    Biography

    Lauren is a senior associate at Stephensons and a member of the family law department based at the Wigan office.
     
    Lauren has been ...

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    Lauren Day
    Contact details 01942 77420301942 774535
  • Tim Galbraith
    , Senior Associate
    Family Law Solicitor and Senior Associate

    Biography

    Tim is based in the care department in our Manchester office and has experience of acting for local authorities, parents and children in complex cases including care proceedings, residence and contact disputes and adoption p...

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    Tim Galbraith
    Contact details 01942 77444201942 774536
  • Kath Geere
    , Senior Associate
    Family Law Executive and Senior Associate

    Biography

    Kath was appointed an executive in 2007 and achieved the status of senior associate in 2010 as an acknowledgement of her outstanding contribution to the firm and to the family department.

    Kath has worked in the legal p...

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    Kath Geere
    Contact details 01942 77432101942 774542
  • Jackie Price
    , Senior Associate
    Family Law Solicitor and Senior Associate

    Biography

    Jackie is a senior associate at Stephensons and a member of the family law department based in our Manchester office.

    Jackie has been with the firm si...

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    Jackie Price
    Contact details 01942 77443301942 774536

Solicitors

  • Nicola Clayton
    , Solicitor
    Solicitor

    Nicola is a solicitor in the family law department at our Wigan office. Nicola joined the family team in 2018 having practised in Liverpool and Manchester for six years.

    Nicola qualified as a solicitor in 2012 having completed her law degree...

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    Nicola Clayton
    Contact details 01942 774424
  • Charlotte Ellingham
    , Solicitor
    Solicitor

    Charlotte joined Stephensons in 2018 as a solicitor in the family law team based in the Manchester office.

    Charlotte studied law at Lancaster University, graduating with a 2:1, and completed her LPC at the College of Law, Bristol.

    Char...

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    Charlotte Ellingham
    Contact details 01942 774411
  • Lauren Evans
    , Solicitor
    Solicitor

    Biography

    Lauren is a solicitor and member of the family law team.

    Lauren studied Law at The University of Liverpool and achieved a distinction in her LPC at The College ...

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    Lauren Evans
    Contact details 01942 77423001942 774533
  • Hanna Fayle
    , Solicitor
    Solicitor

    Biography

    Hanna is a solicitor in the family law department at our Wigan office. She has been at Stephensons for over 10 years.

    Hanna joined the family team in 2006 as a graduate clerk having completed her legal practice course at the BPP...

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    Hanna Fayle
    Contact details 01942 77430801942 774542
  • Catherine Gaskell
    , Solicitor
    Associate Solicitor

    Biography

    Catherine is a solicitor in the family law team and was made an associate of the firm in 2018.

    Catherine began her legal career at Stephensons as a summer student in...

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    Catherine Gaskell
    Contact details 01942 774133
  • Laura Simmons
    , Solicitor
    Associate Solicitor

    Biography

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    Laura Simmons
    Contact details 01942 774312

Trainee Solicitors

  • Layla Cakmak
    , Trainee Solicitor
    Trainee Solicitor

    Layla Cakmak is a trainee solicitor undertaking her final seat in the family team in Manchester. She is due to qualify in March 2019.

    Layla is specialising in children matters representing local authorities, parents and interveners in both privat...

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    Layla Cakmak
    Contact details 01942 778009
  • Bethany Corday
    , Trainee Solicitor
    Trainee Solicitor

    Bethany is a trainee solicitor currently undertaking her third seat in the family law team.

    Bethany joined the firm in September 2014 as a graduate paralegal in the family department, prim...

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    Bethany Corday
    Contact details 01942 774132
  • Joanna Souter
    , Trainee Solicitor
    Trainee Solicitor

    Joanna is a trainee solicitor in the family law department and has specialised in family law since she began working for Stephensons in 2016.

    Joanna holds an upper second class degree in mathematical studies from the University of Leeds. Joanna c...

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    Joanna Souter
    Contact details 01942 774122

Executives

  • Claire Pilling
    , Executive
    Family Law Executive

    Biography

    Claire commenced her employment with Stephensons in September 2004. Her initial role was a secretarial one working for a solicitor who acted primarily for children’s guardians and parents within care proceedings.

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    Claire Pilling
    Contact details 01942 778031

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We're widely accredited for our work - family law

  • Chambers
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It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf. Over the years our family law team has been recognised by industry awards and accredited for their excellence.

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  • Victoria Gethin
  • Mike Devlin
  • ​Karen Atkins
  • ​​Gwyneth John
  • ​Andrew Mountain
  • Amanda Rimmer​
  • Lauren Day
  • ​Tim Galbraith
  • Kath Geere​​
  • Jackie Price
  • Catherine Gaskell
  • Laura Simmons
  • Nicola Clayton
  • Charlotte Ellingham
  • Lauren Evans
  • ​Hanna Fayle​
  • Claire Pilling
  • Layla Cakmak
  • Bethany Corday
  • Joanna Souter

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As an award-winning top 150 law firm, with over 450 staff based in offices across the country, you're never far from the advice you need.