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FM FAMILY LAW

We are expert divorce, family law and mediation specialists.

We have offices in Cambridge and Norwich.

FM Family Law are specialists in family law and mediation. We are a team of 6 family lawyers and mediators with over 90 years’ experience between us. Divorce and family law is our passion and our vocation.

If you are experiencing relationship or parenting problems, separation or divorce, we are here to help you. We are professional, passionate and enthusiastic and we work with conscience, conviction and authenticity. Most of all we are sensitive to your needs, build relationships with you and support you to achieve the best outcomes for you and your family. We will give you the best legal representation whilst providing excellent value for money.  We can achieve this because we work from small and efficient offices with fewer overheads than larger less specialist law firms.

Our work also includes disputes about children, mediation, prenuptial agreements, post nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, property disputes and inheritance disputes.

Our core values underpin the work we do.

Our achievements 

Winners of the Norfolk & Norwich Excellence in Individual Client Services Award 2021

 

FM Family Law was a finalist in the Family Law Awards 2017.

 

“FM Family Law is known for its ‘user-friendly, cost effective and supportive approach” Legal 500 2017 http://www.legal500.com

“The team all show approachable professionalism, inspiring confidence that matters of trust are well placed with them…This is a forward-looking firm, determined to make the best use of its strengths.” Chambers and Partners UK edition 2016

Looking to book your consultation with FM Family Law?

We know it is difficult for you knowing what to do for the best for you and your family

To help you decide on the important  next steps, we  offer our first meeting with you at a reduced cost. The meeting lasts one hour.  We find that our clients feel so much better after that first meeting and feel empowered and informed to take the next step.

A meeting with us gives you the chance to get very good sensible legal and practical advice so that you can decide what to do next. It also helps you get to know us and what makes us special, which is very important should you decide to instruct us to represent you. Our clients tell us they find these first meetings invaluable.

For more information about our costs look here

What we can help you with.

Divorce

As divorce lawyers, we are here to help, advise and support you through your divorce and separation. We understand divorce is not easy for anyone and we support our clients sympathetically.

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Mediation

The divorce mediation process enables you to discuss all issues arising from your separation, but you do so away from court and lawyers. Any outcome can be approved by the Family Court (if that is necessary).

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Children

Children are at the centre of any family. The breakdown of a family can have profound effects on all family members, but particularly children.

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Financial Matters

We are experienced in advising on financial outcomes. We give you legal advice, practical views and suggest sensible thought out solutions to help you reach agreement. We explain what the law is and talk you through your options. We take a holistic approach and our aim is to take you through your chosen process so that you can look to the future.

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Relationship Agreement

Our lawyers provide you with expert advice regarding various agreements you may want to enter into with your current or future partner.  With all the agreements described below, it is important you receive legal advice to fully understand your position, rights and obligations.

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Surrogacy

If you are considering having a child through surrogacy, whether abroad or domestically, specialist legal advice is essential. The legal issues surrounding surrogacy are complicated and will require careful navigation to ensure a seamless process, from arranging the surrogacy to taking your new baby home.

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Inspiring confidence that matters of trust are well placed with them…

Throughout, I have appreciated your guidance in this matter even when I’ve wanted to throw the book at them, you’ve brought sanity to proceedings. Please also thank Christina for her initial help.

Sue Bailey represented me in court today.  She was truly brilliant…I felt like I really had someone who was on my side who was willing to go above and beyond to fight my corner…

You really do make this whole process very much easier than it might be due to your calm, approachable and friendly manner

Confused by all the legal jargon? Unsure of costs?

Let us help you find your way with our handy guides.

 

Meet The Team

Fiona McLeman

Fiona McLeman

Solicitor and Partner

Fiona qualified as a solicitor in 1997. That year she joined Resolution. Fiona became a committee member of the Cambridge branch of Resolution and became the (then) media representative for Cambridge Resolution.

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Sue Bailey

Sue Bailey

Solicitor and Partner

Sue specialises in family law, and has done since 2006. In 2015 Sue joined Fiona and opened the Norwich branch of what was then known as Fiona McLeman Family Law. She manages the Norwich branch of FM Family Law.

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Christina Hale

Christina Hale

Solicitor and Senior Associate

Christina works at the Cambridge office of FM Family Law, having joined in March 2014. Christina was instrumental in helping Fiona set up the firm’s Cambridge office at 8 Wellington Court.

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Laura Clay-Harris

Laura Clay-Harris

Solicitor

Laura has specialised in family law since qualifying as a Solicitor in 2016.  Laura joined FM Family Law in May 2021 and is based at our Norwich office.

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Karen Fox

Karen Fox

Associate GCILEx

Karen is a specialist family law advisor and family mediator.

Karen has over 30 years experience in family law. All her work in her career has been in the field of family law and she is very good at it! She joined FM Family Law in 2017. She is a member of Resolution.

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Carla Morphett

Carla Morphett

Solicitor and Professional Support Lawyer

Carla specialises in family law and has done since qualifying in 2016. Carla joined FM Family Law in August 2021 and also assists the team in her capacity as a Professional Support Lawyer. 

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Laura Tuddenham

Laura Tuddenham

Trainee Legal Executive

Laura joined FM Family Law in January 2020 and is studying towards becoming a Legal Executive. Laura is based in our Norwich office.

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Kate Smith

Kate Smith

Office Manager

Kate joined FM Family Law in February 2015 as Office Manager. This is Kate’s first foray into the world of family law, having worked in the private banking arm of Lloyds TSB for 26 years in Cambridge.

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Jenny Humphrey

Jenny Humphrey

Legal Assistant

Jenny joined FM Family Law in September 2018 having previously run her own interior design company. Jenny is the Legal Assistant at our Norwich office.

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Cambridge Office

8 Wellington Court, Wellington Street
CB1 1HZ

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T: 01223 355333

Norwich Office

72 Thorpe Road
NR1 1BA

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T: 01603 443333