Our People 

Every member of Hall Brown Family Law has been handpicked from a top family law team with the aim of offering clients fantastic service, a no-nonsense approach and the best possible outcome. Each of our lawyers is a member of Resolution, an organisation committed to non-confrontational solutions to divorce, separation and other family law issues.

James Brown

  James Brown  

Partner/Founder

James is a founding partner of Hall Brown and is one of only a handful of family lawyers to represent a client in the Supreme Court.

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  Sam Hall  

Partner/Founder

Sam is a founding partner of Hall Brown and is listed as one of the top 10 family lawyers in the country.

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  Andrew Newbury  

Partner

Andrew brings over 25 years of experience to this family law practice and is recognised for his technical expertise.

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  Beth Wilkins  

Partner

Beth Wilkins has been a family lawyer for over 30 years and is described as the “doyenne of family law”.

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  Claire Reid  

Senior Associate Solicitor

Claire has significant experience in dealing with complex financial settlements including companies, offshore assets and trusts.

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  Laura Guillon  

Senior Associate Solicitor

Laura specialises in all areas of family law with emphasis on financial proceedings and international relocation of children.

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  Abigail Lowther  

Senior Associate Solicitor

Abigail deals with all aspects of family law, particularly resolving financial disputes on divorce for high net worth individuals.

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  Katie Dillon  

Senior Associate Solicitor

Katie is known for her clear and structured approach, her meticulous preparation and her exceptional level of client care.

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  Alice Rogers (née Couriel)  

Associate Solicitor

Alice trained with Sam and James and qualified in September 2015. She works on a variety of family law issues.

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  Ellen Walker  

Associate Solicitor

Ellen has experience assisting on high value financial settlements, including cases involving complex business assets and gives all her clients a first class service.

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  Melanie Kalina  

Senior Solicitor

Melanie specialises in children law including Special Guardianship orders, adoption and child welfare issues and is a member of the Law Society Children Panel.

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  Judith Showman  

Solicitor

Judith has experience dealing with a wide variety of family matters, including complex financial remedy cases. She has also assisted in the drafting of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

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  Sarah Moore  

Solicitor

Sarah advises and represents clients on all aspects of divorce and dissolution, high value complex financial settlements, child arrangement matters and cohabitation disputes.

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  Andrew Scott  

Solicitor

Andrew advises and represents clients on all aspects of divorce and dissolution, financial settlements, child arrangement matters and cohabitation disputes and prides himself in providing first class service to clients.

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  Emma Godefroy  

Solicitor

Emma qualified as a solicitor in July 2017. She completed her training contract at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester before joining Hall Brown Family Law in January 2018.

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  Jo Wilson  

Office Manager / Legal Secretary

Jo is a highly experienced award winning office manager/legal secretary of 30 years who has specialised in family law for the last 22 years.

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  Eve Butters  

PA and Legal Secretary

Eve has spent her career as a legal secretary and has specialised in family law for 17 years meaning she is familiar with all stages of the legal process.

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  Hayley Flaherty  

Legal Secretary

Hayley has worked for a number of family solicitors at varying levels for 13 years and has also successfully achieved her CILEX qualification.

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  Catherine Matthews  

Legal Secretary

Catherine’s familiarity with legal process allows her to provide support with both confidence and the highest quality.

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  Lisa Burgess  

Legal Secretary

Lisa joined Hall Brown in May 2018 and is a highly experienced legal secretary having spent her whole career in law; specialising in family law for the last 14 years.

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  Margaret Cole  

Accounts Executive

Margaret has spent all of her working life in solicitors’ accounts and is highly experienced working in this field and can support the team and service clients with confidence.

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  Annelise Stephenson  

Accounts Executive

Annelise is a highly efficient, experienced and enthusiastic member of the team.

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  Stephanie Chen  

Paralegal

Stephanie completed the Bar Professional Training Course at BPP Manchester in June and was called to the Bar in July 2016.

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  Rebekah King  

Paralegal

Rebekah strives to provide the highest level of client support having joined the team in July 2017.

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  Sky Langwieser  

Paralegal

Sky strives to provide the best client care and support, whilst ensuring clients are happy and at ease with the legal process

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  Jodi Ford  

Paralegal

Jodi joined the team in July 2018 having completed her law degree at BPP whilst simultaneously working full time.

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  Kelly Stretton  

Office Assistant

Kelly joined the team in November 2017 and is a highly motivated and energetic administration assistant.

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  Gaynor Oatway  

Filing Clerk

Gaynor joined the firm in July 2017 as a part-time filing clerk/administrator despite having been a conveyancer throughout her legal career.

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