Our team

 

Fiona McLeman

Fiona McLeman

Managing Partner, Solicitor, Collaborative Lawyer, Resolution Together Lawyer and Resolution accredited specialist

  • I am the founder of FM Family Law. I am a Solicitor and have specialised in family law since 1996. I have been a member of Resolution since 1997. I was awarded specialist accreditation by Resolution (pensions and children matters) in 2000. I trained as a collaborative family lawyer in 2000.  In 2023, I undertook training to offer Resolution Together as a model for couples. I am a Trustee of the charity, Relate Cambridge (www.relate.org.uk)
  • I like having close relationships with my clients and, put quite simply, I like helping them. Supporting a client at the very start of what can be a difficult journey and helping navigate them to a happier stronger place is very rewarding for me.
  • My client's testimonials can be viewed here
  • Contact me on 01223 229933 or 07894095775.
  • Email me fiona@fmfamilylaw.co.uk
Sue Bailey

Sue Bailey

Partner, Solicitor, Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer

  • I am a Solicitor, Mediator and Partner of FM Family Law. Since I qualified in 2007, I have specialised exclusively in family law.
  • I am passionate about putting families first.
  • I had worked with Fiona in the past and in 2015 she asked me to join the firm. I opened the doors of the Norwich branch of FM Family Law, the company's second office, in March 2015.
  • I trained as a Collaborative lawyer in 2010 and as a Family Mediator in 2014.
  • I am a committee member of the Norfolk and Norwich branch of Resolution and a committee member of the Norfolk and Norwich Law Society (having been President of the Society in 2017-2018).
  • Chambers and Partners say that I am "praised by market commentators for being a good and constructvie lawyer" and have  “a strong knowledge of family law matters and is very supportive throughout the divorce process.....with strong technical skills in high asset value separations as well as complex private children matters.
  • Fiona says  "Sue has an amazing collection of 'Thank you' cards from her clients which is testament to the amazing lawyer she is"
  • To see some of the things my clients have said about me click here
  • Do contact me on 01603 343660 or 07525135555
  • Email me sue@fmfamilylaw.co.uk
Christina Hale

Christina Hale

Partner, Solicitor, Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer

  • I am a Solicitor and Partner. I have specialised exclusively in divorce and family law for 15 years.
  • I joined Fiona in 2014, being the first to join the firm after Fiona had set it up in 2011.
  • I have always worked in Cambridge and my early career experiences gave me a very thorough understanding of the family court in Cambridge. I worked for a legal aid firm in the days when legal aid was widely available in divorce cases. I cut my teeth as an advocate as a then junior and it has stood me in great stead for today. I am proud to be able to represent clients in court and I undertake my own advocacy.
  • I feel privileged to receive personal recommendations, especially from local lawyers, both as a lawyer and as a mediator.
  • I think my clients would say that they find me to be sensitive and compassionate. I like helping clients to see the big picture, and help them cut through the woods to see the trees. I firmly believe in offering value for money.
  • Read here to see what my clients have said about me.
  • Contact me on 01223 826000 or 07860923080
  • Email me christina@fmfamilylaw.co.uk
Karen Fox

Karen Fox

Associate (MCILEX)

  • I am an Associate MCILEx and have been supporting and representing the interests of clients for over 35 years. I started as a trainee when I was 18 years old and quickly discovered that I had an aptitude for family law. I still derive great value out of my work and cannot see myself stopping any time soon.
  • In 2017 I was invited to join FM Family Law and became part of a strong team of family law experts.
  • I specialise in finances on relationship/marriage breakdown, children matters, and financial agreements including pre and post nuptial agreements.
  • I support my clients throughout the whole court process but use counsel and signpost to experts as the needs of their case may demand. I have worked with some of the best barristers and child and adult psychologists in the country.
  • Most of my work comes by personal referral. My clients and I work very much together, and together, we work steadily towards achieving the outcome they most want.
  • See some of the things clients have said about me here
  • Do contact me on 01603 622028 or 07921296754.
  • Or email me at karen@fmfamilylaw.co.uk

Emma Wager

Emma Wager

Associate and Mediator

  • I am an Associate Solicitor and Mediator based in Cambridge and Newmarket.
  • I joined FM Family Law in October 2023. Having previously worked in a top-tier firm in London, I made the decision to relocate to Cambridge but longed for a shorter commute if I could find the right practice. After meeting Fiona and some of the other extremely impressive lawyers at FM, I knew that this was exactly the firm for me.
  • Having worked in law since 2012 and qualifying as a solicitor in 2017, I advise on clients on all aspects of relationships. I enjoy assisting clients at any stage of their journey - whether this be at the start of a relationship where clients may be thinking about cohabitation agreements, pre-nuptial agreements or declarations of trust, etc. or at the end of a relationship where I advise in relation to divorce and related arrangements for their finances and children.
  • I am also a qualified mediator which means I can assist both parties work through these issues together in a calm, structured and constructive manner.
  • In both of my roles, I am committed to helping clients work through any matters without the involvement of a court wherever possible and ensuring that any dispute may be dealt with the least stress and acrimony as possible. My hope is for clients to be able to move forward in a positive manner, whether this be as an individual entering a new chapter of their lives, or as a family working together to build a positive co-parenting relationship for their children after separation.
  • I won the CityWealth Future Leaders 'Family Lawyer of the Year - Associate' award in 2023
  • Outside of work, I enjoy reading, swimming and long walks with my cavapoo puppy, Bella.
  • Please contact me by email emma@fmfamilylaw.co.uk or telephone 01223 826002/ 07756 295957.
Laura Clay-Harris

Laura Clay-Harris

Associate

  • I am an Associate Solicitor and joined FM Family Law in May 2021
  • I have previously worked in a variety of law firms, from niche family law practices to large national firms, but I have always admired the team at FM Family Law and was delighted to find myself a part of it!
  • Like the other lawyers at FM Family Law, I have only ever specialised in divorce and family work, having discovered my passion for it early on in my training.
  • I am a member of Resolution, and have been since I qualified in 2016.  I currently sit as Chair of Norfolk Resolution. I am dedicated to working in line with the Resolution Code of Conduct and work hard to achieve the best outcome for my clients in a constructive manner.
  • My expertise covers all elements of private family work, including divorce, resolving the associated financial matters, child arrangements, property disputes for unmarried couples and pre- and post- nuptial agreements.
  • Outside of work, I enjoy swimming, cooking and walking my always-energetic rescue dog.
  • Do contact me on 01603 343663 or 07522700062.
  • Or email me lch@fmfamilylaw.co.uk
Carla Morphett

Carla Morphett

Associate and Practice Development Lawyer

  • I qualified as a Solicitor in 2016 and joined FM Family Law in August 2021, having previously worked with a firm based in Norwich.
  • I advise on all areas of family law including divorce/dissolution of civil partnerships, financial issues arising out of relationship breakdown, arrangements for children as well as pre and post nuptial agreements.
  • I am a member of Resolution and Treasurer of Norfolk Resolution. I am committed to the Resolution Code of Practice and strive to resolve matters in a non-confrontational manner.
  • As a Practice Development Lawyer, I am also responsible for supporting the rest of the team with professional development, organising training, and developing/maintaining our internal systems and technology so we can provide the best service for clients.
  • I am the Training Officer for the Norfolk & Norwich Law Society and a committee member of Norfolk Resolution. I also volunteer at free legal advice clinics based on Norwich and Cambridge.
  • In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, digital illustration and spending time with family and friends.
  • Do contact me on 01603 343668 or 07926 130307
  • Email me at carla@fmfamilylaw.co.uk
Kerry Read

Kerry Read

Solicitor

  • I qualified as a Solicitor in 2021 and joined FM Family Law in June 2022, having previously worked with a firm based in Norwich.
  • I advise on all elements of family law, including the financial consequences of divorce or separation, domestic violence and issues relating to children, where I strive to bring a child-centred, robust approach.
  • I am a member of Resolution and strive to resolve matters in a non-confrontational manner.
  • I volunteer at a local free legal advice clinic and on behalf of Citizens Advice.
  • In my spare time, I enjoy travelling, shopping and socialising with my family and friends.
  • Do contact me on 01603 343669 or 07513 701700
  • Email me at kerry@fmfamilylaw.co.uk
Caitlin Levins

Caitlin Levins

Solicitor

  • I qualified as a Solicitor in September 2022.
  • I joined FM Family Law on completion of my training contract with a large national firm.
  • My training contract covered a range of areas of law but I have always been passionate about family law and helping families through difficult times.
  • I assist clients with all elements of family law including divorce, financial matters and issues relating to child arrangements.
  • I am a Trustee of the charity, Relate Cambridgeshire
  • In my spare time, I enjoy walking, reading and exploring the wonderful city of Cambridge!
  • Do contact me on 01223 826001 or 07759 713912
  • Email me at caitlin@fmfamilylaw.co.uk
Laura Tuddenham

Laura Tuddenham

Family Law Executive (MCILEX)

  • I am a Family Law Executive able to advise on a wide range of family law matters including divorce, cohabitation matters, financial matters and child arrangements.
  • I am particularly interested in helping unmarried couples on separation in respect of their property rights.
  • I joined FM Family Law in January 2020 having previously worked as a Paralegal in a local law firm. I completed my Level 6 CILEX exams in August 2022 with distinctions in all units. I am currently working towards becoming a Chartered Legal Executive.
  • I was shortlisted as Trainee of the Year 2022 for the Norfolk and Norwich Law Society Excellence Awards.
  • In my spare time I enjoy travelling, baking, shopping and socialising with my friends and family.
  • Do contact me on 01603 343661 or 07591 383 116
  • Email me at laura@fmfamilylaw.co.uk
Jenny Humphrey

Jenny Humphrey

Paralegal/Team Assistant

  • I am the Paralegal / Team Assistant in the Norwich office at FM Family Law.
  • I joined the firm in September 2018 having previously run my own interior design company as well as having worked in recruitment for the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs, London.
  • In my spare time I enjoy reading, running and walking my mini Daschund, Pepper.
  • Call me on 01603 443333
  • Email me at jenny@fmfamilylaw.co.uk
Sharon Weeden

Sharon Weeden

Team Assistant

  • I am a Team Assistant at the Cambridge office and also provide support to fee earners based in our Norwich and Newmarket offices.
  • I worked in legal as Secretarial/PA for many years at various prestigious law firms in London before moving to work in Cambridge for the last 4 years.
  • I love to travel to new cultures and places, having covered the world - still a few places on my to do list!  I also love reading, theatre and long coastal walks in North Cornwall with my little Border Terrier called Flo.
  • Call me on 01223 355333
  • Email: sharon@fmfamilylaw.co.uk