FM Family Law named top tier law firm in the Legal 500

FM Family Law named top tier law firm in the Legal 500

FM Family Law are celebrating the highest possible tier ranking in The Legal 500 UK 2024.

Building on our previous year’s success, we are delighted that FM Family Law have been recognised as the largest niche family law firm in East Anglia and ranked top tier for family law. With further growth since the Legal 500 research, we are now ten specialist family lawyers across three offices in Cambridge, Norwich and Newmarket.

Of particular pride for us is the mention of all our staff not just our team of specialist lawyers:

“The staff at FM family law were always supportive and understanding. Not at any point was I made to feel like my questions or emotions were invalid. There was always someone to answer the phone and communication was always prompt. The team was also very helpful in providing suggestions of other barristers or law companies if I needed any other services”.

Clients describe us as “extremely efficient, thorough and professional” as well as being “a very friendly, approachable and kind team” and that our “expertise is second-to-none”.

Here are some other testimonials from the guide about the firm and our lawyers:

 ‘Fiona McLeman helped me through my very challenging divorce and child arrangement court hearings. My ex-husband threw curveballs at every stage, but Fiona helped me navigate this. At times I was exhausted, traumatised, and my stamina was waning, but Fiona helped keep my focus on what the court would deem to be important.’

Karen Fox was representing me through my court case. Over the 2 years, Karen always made me feel comfortable and safe. Karen created a safe environment where I could confidently state what had happened and the facts of it. Karen went above and beyond to present me with all the options that were available and the impact my choice may have. I felt like Karen always made sure I fully understood the decision I was undertaking which I am very grateful for.’

Carla Morphett is a true professional. She is extremely bright and organised. Carla is empathetic with clients and firm with opponents.’

Fiona McLeman was an incredible professional support to me. She explained everything in great detail and at no point did I feel that I was asking irrelevant or stupid questions. She was kind and I would highly recommend the company.’

The Legal 500 UK is a leading guide to law firms across the United Kingdom (and the world). The rankings are based on a series of criteria that highlight excellence in specialist practice areas. The research is based on feedback from clients, referrers, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading lawyers, and a team of researchers who have experience in the legal market.

As always, we are grateful to our clients, referees and contemporaries for their feedback and kind words. Our top tier status and numerous individual mentions are a reflection of our commitment to our work in supporting our clients and of the calibre of our lawyers.

Recruitment news at FM Family Law

Recruitment news at FM Family Law

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Emma Wager, family solicitor and mediator, who is moving her practice from London to FM Family Law. Our Cambridge office has gone from strength to strength over the years and we are confident that Emma will make a fantastic addition to our team. 


Emma joins FM Family Law as an Associate from a top-tier practice in London. Emma is an accomplished family lawyer with a wealth of experience in a wide range of family law matters. Emma undertakes all areas of family law work including divorce and financial matters, separation, pre and post nuptial agreements as well as care arrangements for children. Emma is also an established mediator, working directly with couples and parents to find a workable solution for their families. In all aspects of her work, Emma is passionate about finding resolution for her clients outside of the court wherever possible and with the least amount of time, stress and acrimony. 


Emma is nominated for a second year running as Family Law Associate of the Year in the CityWealth Future Leaders Awards, with the awards ceremony taking place this November.


Fiona McLeman, founder and Managing Partner of FM Family Law, says: “Emma’s appointment firmly cements FM Family Law as the ‘go to’ firm for divorce and family law in Cambridge and in East Anglia.


Emma says: “I am extremely excited to be joining the well-regarded team of lawyers at FM Family Law and I look forward to expanding my practice in the beautiful city of Cambridge.