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Meet the Team

Leicestershire Collaborative Family Law Group

All our members work across the county of Leicestershire, and are available for a confidential discussion

Judith Wheeler

Solicitor

Claire Round

Accountant

Justine Flack

Solicitor

Tony Jarvis

Accountant

Reena Johl

Solicitor

Caroline Elliott

Solicitor

Chris de Luca

Financial Advisor

Dawn Salter

Solicitor

Lisa-Marie Leanders

Solicitor

Katherine Marshall

Solicitor

Emma Mitchell

Solicitor

Kevin Salter

Financial Advisor

James Belderbos

Solicitor

Bina Modi

Solicitor

Swati Somaiya

Solicitor

Judith Wheeler

Solicitor

What I see as the benefits of collaborative law: The process facilitates face to face discussions in a conciliatory lawyer supported environment. The couple can prioritise the issues that are important to them and negotiate at their own pace.

If I wasn't a lawyer: I would be professional Christmas tree decorator, spending the other eleven months of the year travelling the world in search of unusual decorations.

When I am not working: I enjoy spending time with family and friends and travelling.

Phone

01926 887700

Location

Thomas Flavell & Sons Ltd Church Walk, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 1DN

Claire Round

Accountant

What I see as the benefits of collaborative law: It is a process that encourages the parties to separate their interests whilst building a new type of relationship with each other in which they can communicate effectively and co-parent successfully.

If I wasn't a forensic accountant: I would love to be a novelist.

When I am not working: I love books and movies, but mainly having fun with my kids.

Phone

0121 352 6203

Location

BDO LLP, 2 Snowhill, Birmingham B4 6GA

Justine Flack

Solicitor

What I see as the benefits of collaborative law:  It allows people to discuss matters in an open, supported and non-confrontational environment, to arrive at a solution which they feel will work for them and their family. 

If I wasn’t a lawyer: I would love to be a florist – flowers always bring a smile to people’s faces. 

When I am not working: I like to travel, particularly abroad, and enjoy photography and salsa dancing.

Phone

0116 247 3564

Location

Howes Percival LLP, 3 The Osiers Business Centre, Leicester, LE19 1DX

Tony Jarvis

Accountant

Tony began his accountancy career at Rowleys in 1971 and worked his way up to becoming our Chairman in 2007. As well as leading the strategic direction and growth of our practice, he also manages a large portfolio of clients, providing them with specialist consultancy and advice in areas including charities, trusts, probate and corporate finance.

Expertise
Audit and accounts
Corporate finance including share and business valuations
Strategic planning and financial growth
Trusts and estate planning
Wills and probate

Greatest achievement so far: Shooting 74 round the old course at St. Andrew's

3 favourite things: Golf, tennis and spending time with family

Number 1 on your bucket list: Breaking 70 around the Leicestershire Golf Club

Phone

0116 282 7000

Location

The Rowleys Partnership Ltd, Charnwood House, Harcourt Way, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1WP

Reena Johl

Solicitor

Reena is with the Family Law Consultants, and is currently working as a Consultant Solicitor.
Reena is an experienced Family Solicitor and Collaborative Lawyer having qualified in 2002. Since qualification Reena has specialised exclusively in Family Law.
Reena has experience in all aspects of private Family Law and with particular expertise in dealing with divorce, financial and property issues including pre-nuptial agreements, matters relating to children and domestic violence issues.
Reena is a member of the Law Society Family Law Panel, a member of Resolution and the Collaborative Family Law Group. Reena speaks fluent Punjabi.

Phone

01164 105004

Location

Family Law Consultants, 12 Hamilton Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4LY.

Caroline Elliott

Solicitor

What I see as the benefits of collaborative law: Although it can be a stressful process, it is much much easier than going through the turmoil and expense of court litigation.

If I wasn't a lawyer: Either a psychologist or a tea shop owner!

When I am not working: I love to run (quite slowly!), and enjoy time with family and friends. 

Phone

0115 945 3710

Location

Shakespeare Martineau, 2 Colton Square Leicester LE1 1QH

Chris de Luca

Financial Advisor

What I see as the benefits of collaborative law: The first instinct is to work with all parties involved, gathering all the available information, to allow informed decisions to be made moving forward in a non-confrontational environment.

If I wasn't an advisor: Possibly a historian as to understand how we have got to where we are now is not only fascinating, but helps to explain today’s world!

When I am not working: For the last 40 years I have been, and continue to be, involved with a local grassroots rugby club initially as a player, then as captain, coach, chair and commercial director for my sins! 

Phone

0116 2081400

Location

Juniper Financial Management Limited 2nd Floor, Livingston Business Centre, 17 Mandervell Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5LR

Dawn Salter

Solicitor

What I see as the benefit of collaborative law: That it enables couples to take control of the issues and work together to resolve them with the least acrimony, in an open and honest fashion whilst having their solicitor on hand to guide and advise.

If I wasn’t a lawyer: I would probably have been a chef, or would like to own a vintage tea shop and bake cakes.

When I am not working: I am usually being Mum’s taxi service for my two daughters.  When not doing that I like to read crime thrillers, attend concerts, festivals and the cinema, spend time with my family and walk our dog.

Phone

0116 264 3434

Location

Josiah Hincks Solicitors, 33 Leicester Road, Blaby,  Leicester, LE8 4GR

Lisa-Marie Leanders

Solicitor

What I see as the benefits of collaborative law: There are so many benefits to collaborative law but most importantly it enables the preservation of family relationships, allows agreements to be reached much faster and avoids the stress and significant costs of court.

If I wasn't a lawyer: I would have become a teacher.

When I am not working: Spending time with my husband and 3 young sons, plus travelling, reading and baking (if I ever get the time!).

Phone

0116 214 6691

Location

Nelsons, Provincial House, 37 New Walk, Leicester LE1 6TU

Katherine Marshall

Solicitor

What I see as the benefits of Collaborative Law: It offers couples freedom and choice; freedom to set their own agenda and prioritise the issues they want to resolve, and choice around the timing and setting of the four way meetings.  It is a very powerful formula to get disputes settled quickly and as comfortably as possible.

If I wasn’t a lawyer: I would be an artist or, as we are in dream world, editor of Vogue.

When I am not working: I love to spend time with family and friends.  I enjoy cooking and recreating dishes discovered on my travels.  I also immerse myself, whenever possible, in all things creative.

Phone

0116 257 6139

Location

Shakespeare Martineau, Two Colton Square, Leicester, LE1 1QH

Emma Mitchell

Solicitor

What I see as the benefits of collaborative law: Helping couples sort out their family issues in a calm, sensitive and professional way through round table discussions.

If I wasn't a lawyer: My parents both worked for the Armed Forces, so had I not become a lawyer I woud probaby have ended up in the Royal Air Force.

When I am not working: I like to travel, swim, ski and spend time with family & friends - and walking our Labrador Milo. 

Phone

01509 610312

Location

44a Church Gate, Loughborough LE11 1UE

Kevin Salter

Financial Advisor

Phone

07473 355399

Location

The SalterGuide Ltd., Commerce House, Carlton Boulevard, Lincoln LN2 4WJ

James Belderbos

Solicitor

What I see as the benefit of collaborative law: The Collaborative process facilitates an opportunity for couples to communicate and achieve settlement in a supportive environment.

If I wasn't a lawyer: I would be a specialist Garden Nursery Owner.

When I am not working: I love spending time with my family, and for sports Leicester City, Leicester Tigers, running and CrossFit.

Phone

01572 492 332

Location

Belderbos Solicitors, 20A Church Street, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6AA

Bina Modi

Solicitor

What I see as the benefits of collaborative law: It offers a great deal more flexibility, discussing and resolving issues that are important to clients. It provides control over the outcome that suits the needs of the whole family. It can work beyond the perimeters of what the court can order. Clients benefit from not having an imposed Court Order but one they negotiate and choose. An agreement by choice is beneficial post separation and divorce in co-parenting children, ensuring the least negative psychological impact on any children due to separation.

When I am not working: I love sport - whether watching or participating, history, travel and gardening.

Phone

0116 222 1555

Location

Jones & Duffin Solicitors, 142 Narborough Road, Leicester LE3 0BT

Swati Somaiya

Solicitor

What I see as the benefit of collaborative law: It provides the ability to communicate with your ex-partner to reach an amicable and swift resolution that is suitable for your family.

If I wasn’t a lawyer: I have often wondered what it would be like to write books suitable for children - the next JK Rowling maybe!

When I am not working: My children keep me busy - and when I am not chauffeuring them to their usual activities and parties, I like walking, football, cricket and socialising with friends and family.

Phone

07958 041505

Location

Excello Law, 5 Museum Square Leicester LE1 6UF.

Our Promise To You

The Resolution code of practise requires lawyers to deal with each other in a civilised way and to encourage their clients to put their differences aside and reach fair agreements.

 

Traditionally, when couples split, they each take independent legal advice from specialist family lawyers and try to reach agreement of how best to settle their differences. Where couples can’t reach agreement, it is left to the family courts to decide, which can lead to heartache, delay and uncertainty. Collaborative Law is a great alternative. You and your former partner sit down all together in the same meeting room with the help of your own specially trained collaborative law solicitor, and we work it out, face-to-face. Rather than dealing through your family solicitors, you work with them to reach the best outcome for you and your family.

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