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Leigh Edwards Specialist Family Solicitors

Leigh Edwards founded the practice in 2005 which focuses exclusively on divorce and family law.  Her care, determination and hard work built the successful practice that thrives today.


A high proportion of the firm’s new clients come from recommendations from existing clients or professional contacts. The practice assists clients in financial issues as well as disputes involving children with considerable experience in dealing with contentious divorces, court proceedings, pension sharing issues and cases that involve businesses. 

Katherine Robertson

Katherine is the head of the Family Team in both Leigh Edwards and Lee Chadwick offices.

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Katherine qualified as a solicitor in 1994, following her Law Degree and completing the Solicitors Final Examination and has significant experience in Matrimonial, Conveyancing and Employment work. 

Katherine manages the in house Estate Agency, she is also the Managing Partner of the Practice and Head of  the Conveyancing Team.

Laura Parker

Laura is one of the solicitors here at Leigh Edwards divorce and family law Solicitors.


Laura read Forensic Science and Criminology at Lincoln University before completing the Law Conversion course at the College of Law York. She qualified as a Solicitor in September 2008 and before her life in Family law, Laura worked as a Criminal Duty Solicitor in Oxfordshire.


In January 2013 she retrained to specialise in Family Law at a national firm. Laura has found that her previous experience has given her a good understanding for meeting client’s expectation and a strong advocacy background.


Laura is a member of Resolution, and as such believes a non-confrontational, constructive approach is in the best interest of her clients when negotiating with ex-partners and their solicitors.


Laura assists clients with all aspects of the firm’s Family work, including divorce/dissolution, separation, financial settlements, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and child arrangements.


Laura grew up in West Oxfordshire and now lives with her Husband, daughter and dog near Chipping Norton. Laura enjoys long dog walks, with a pub lunch as the destination.

Alison Thornton

Alison is one of the solicitors here at Leigh Edwards divorce and family law Solicitors.


After completing her law degree, Alison went on to study business and modern languages.  She travelled and worked overseas, before returning to the UK and qualifying as a solicitor.  She has specialised in Family Law for 25 years with particular focus on the financial aspects of family relationships. 


She is a firm but fair negotiator and looks to work constructively with clients, legal and other professionals and the court.   She is a member of Resolution.


“I’ve wanted to be a lawyer for as long as I can remember.  Being a family solicitor is about helping people through what can be the most challenging times in their lives and finding a bespoke outcome that works for the particular individual and their needs.”

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Alice Briggs

Alice is a Trainee Solicitor here at Leigh Edwards divorce and family law Solicitors.


Alice is a welcome addition to the practice as our first Trainee Solicitor.  Currently based in our Cassington office in the Family Team.  Alice graduated from Aberystwyth University with a First Class Law Degree and has completed her Legal Practice Course combined with a Law Masters from Cardiff University. Her Masters dissertation focused on potential reform of the laws surrounding Will making.

During her studies, Alice completed work experience at different local firms and at a Local Authority where she experienced Family and Child Law from a Public Law perspective.

Alice will rotate around the different departments of the firm.

In her spare time, Alice enjoys walks around Blenheim, barre classes and Cotswold gin.

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