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Edward OwenEdward J. Owen (BA, Director & Head of Family Team,
Hunt & Coombs Solicitors)


Edward is Head of the Family Team at Hunt & Coombs and qualified as a solicitor in 1981. He is a member of the Family Court Business Committee and has been accredited as a specialist in dealing with the complexities of pensions in divorce settlements. Considered to be a leading Family Law solicitor who helps clients with separation, divorce, pre-nuptial contracts, cohabitation agreements and children’ s residence/custody arrangements.

Direct dial: 01733 882800
Email: Edward Owen @ hc Solicitors



Denis White Denis W. White (LLB, Director, Hunt & Coombs Solicitors)

Denis is one of Peterborough's leading Family lawyers and has worked with children and families in the Peterborough area for over 30 years. Denis is accredited in dealing with complex financial arrangements following the breakdown of relationships in cases involving people with medium or high incomes, valuable assets, tax implications and sometimes foreign and company or partnership issues. Amongst other things, he is also Chairman of the Diocese of East Anglia Child Protection Commission and Vice-Chairman of Drinksense.

Direct dial: 01733 882800
Email: Denis White @ hc Solicitors




Carl Russell Carl Russell (Family Law Exec & Head of Family, Hegarty LLP)
Carl has been helping clients with family law matters since the mid 1970’s! His specialist areas include divorce and financial matters relating to family matters, pre-nuptial agreements and Children’s Act proceedings. Carl is a member of Resolution – first for family law (previously know as Solicitor’s Family Law Association – SFLA). He gives talks at local schools and is a keen sportsman who plays in the Veterans’ County cricket team.

Direct dial: 01733 295621
Email: Carl Russell @ Hegarty LLP




Jane Tatlock Jane Tatlock (BSc (Hons), Solicitor, Hegarty LLP)
Jane has been a family solicitor since 1997 and specialises in divorce, separation, arrangements for children, financial agreements, cohabitees and pre-nuptial agreements. She is a member of Resolution (formerly the SFLA) and instigated the establishment of the Peterborough Family Law Group and is still a member of the core group committee. Jane has written for the Family Law Journal.

Direct dial: 01733 295619
Email: Jane Tatlock @ Hegarty LLP




Farhana Butt Farhana Butt (LLB, Director, Hunt & Coombs Solicitors)
Farhana qualified in 1999 and has worked exclusively in Family Law in the Peterborough area since then. She has been a trustee of Relate Peterborough and District since 2001 and held the Chairperson from 2003-2005. She is one of only two lawyers in Peterborough (the other is Denis White) accredited by Resolution in "dealing with complex financial arrangements following the breakdown of relationships". She currently chairs the Peterborough Family Law Group.

Direct dial:01733 882800
Email: Farhana Butt @ hc Solicitors




Roger Gurney Roger Gurney (Partner, Buckles Solicitors LLP)
Roger is a Partner at Buckles Solicitors. He is a Resolution accredited specialist in private law children cases and in advanced financial provision. Although Roger has substantial experience in all aspects of family law he has a particular interest in financial cases and children.

Direct dial: 01733 888842
Email: Roger Gurney @ Buckles Law



Moira McAuliffe Moira McAuliffe (Stapleton and Son)
Moira is a solicitor at Stapleton and Son in Stamford. Moira specialises in all areas of matrimonial, cohabitation and private children work. She is a member of Resolution and a qualified Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer.

Direct dial: 01780 751226
Email: Moira McAuliffe@ Stapeleton and Son




Akhil Choudhury Akhil Choudhury
(LLB (Hons), Solicitor, Bowser Ollard & Bentley Solicitors)

Akhil qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and specialises in all aspects of family law including children and finances. Akhil is based at Bowser Ollard and Bentley‘s Wisbech office and is a member of the Law Society‘s Family Panel and Resolution.

Direct dial: 01945 583194
Email: Akhill Choudhury@ Bowser Ollard & Bentley Solicitors





Lyn Brisley Lyn Brisley, (B.A, Partner, Buckles Solicitors LLP)
Lyn Brisley is a Partner at Buckles Solicitors LLP and has been based in the Peterborough office since 1997. Lyn handles all aspects of divorce and separation and is doing an increasing amount of preventive work as cohabitation contracts grow in popularity.

Direct dial: 01733 888841
Email: Lyn Brisley @ Buckles






Clare Folgate Clare Folgate (LLB, Solicitor, JJ Solicitors LLP)
Clare qualified as a solicitor in 1993. After a career break looking after her two young daughters, Clare returned to practice and has since specialised exclusively as a family lawyer. Prior to joining JJ Solicitors, Clare worked for two large Cambridge firms and has a wealth of experience in all types of family work including divorce and ancillary relief as well as children applications and cohabitation disputes. Clare is committed to dealing with cases in a constructive and non confrontational manner. In her spare time, Clare is an avid supporter and season ticket holder of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. She is also a governor of Oundle Primary School.

Direct dial: 01832 238086
Email: Clare Folgate @ JJ Solicitors




Michelle Fielding Michele Fielding, (Associate, Belinda Smith & Co)

Michele is a Family Law Specialist and a former colleague of Belinda’s from Buckles’ family department. Michele has significant experience in all aspects of family law including divorce, financial, cohabitee disputes, civil partnership issues, pre-nuptial/separation agreements and Children Act matters.

Michele also fronts the family legal services for the Cambridgeshire Police Federation where pensions are a particular issue holding regular surgeries for Police Officers and support staff.

Direct dial: 01733 267414
Email: Michele Fielding @ Belinda Smith & Co





Belinda Smith Belinda Smith (Belinda Smith & Co)
Belinda was formerly a partner at Buckles Solicitors LLP for over 20 years and Head of the Family Department. Since 2008 she has been practicing under her own name as a family law specialist, based at Thorpe Wood, Peterborough. Belinda is a long standing member of The Law Society's Children Panel and has many years experience in care proceedings. She now specialises in all areas of family and matrimonial law. Belinda is an active Resolution member, the national organisation representing family lawyers, and a committee member of the Peterborough Family Law Group.

Direct dial: 01733 267414
Email: Belinda Smith @ Belinda Smith & Co