FM FAMILY LAW

We are expert divorce, family law and mediation specialists. Family law is our passion and our vocation.

We have offices in Cambridge, Norwich and Newmarket.

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 

“FM Family Law are specialists in family law so their expertise is second-to-none.” Legal 500 2024

 

This is a really forward-thinking, imaginative, client-focused team of uniformly excellent lawyers.” Legal 500 2023

 

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

 

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

 

“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.

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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 1996 and has been a member of Resolution since 1997. Fiona is an accredited family law specialist, a collaborative lawyer and a Resolution Together lawyer. Fiona is also Trustee of the charity, Relate Cambridge

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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 office. Sue is also a family mediator.

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Christina Hale

Christina Hale

Solicitor and Partner

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. Christina is a also family mediator and collaborative lawyer

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Laura Clay-Harris

Laura Clay-Harris

Associate

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 (MCILEX)

Karen is a specialist family law advisor. Karen has over 35 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.

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Carla Morphett

Carla Morphett

Associate and Practice Development Lawyer

Carla specialises in family law and has done since qualifying in 2016. Carla joined FM Family Law in August 2021 and is the firm’s Practice Development Lawyer.

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Emma Wager

Emma Wager

Associate

Emma is an Associate and Family Mediator in our Cambridge office. Emma joined FM Family Law in October 2023.

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Laura Tuddenham

Laura Tuddenham

Family Law Executive (MCILEX)

Laura joined FM Family Law in January 2020 and completed her Level 6 CILEX exams in August 2022. Laura is able to advise on a range of family law matters. Laura is based in our Norwich office.

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Kerry Read

Kerry Read

Solicitor

Kerry qualified in 2021 and joined FM Family Law in June 2022. Kerry specialises in family law and can advise on all family law matters. Kerry is based in our Norwich office.

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Caitlin Levins

Caitlin Levins

Solicitor

Caitlin qualified as a Solicitor in September 2022. Caitlin works from our Cambridge and Newmarket offices and advises clients on all areas of family law.

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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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Sharon Weeden

Sharon Weeden

Team Assistant

Sharon joined FM Family Law in June 2023. Sharon is based in our Cambridge office and also provides support to our Norwich and Newmarket offices.

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Cambridge Office

4 Newmarket Road
Cambridge
CB5 8DT

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T: 01223 355333

Norwich Office

72 Thorpe Road
Norwich
NR1 1BA

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T: 01603 443333

Newmarket Office

Newmarket Business Centre
341 Exning Road
Newmarket
CB8 0AT

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T: 01638 453700