Leigh Edwards

Leigh Edwards is one of the Partners. Leigh qualified in 1999 and set up her own  practice in 2005.  Since then she has exclusively dealt with divorce and family law.  

Leigh Edwards Principle of Leigh Edwards Divorce & Family Law Specialist Solicitor near Worton Park Witney.

A high proportion of the firm’s new clients come from recommendations from existing clients or professional contacts. Leigh’s practice includes assisting clients in financial issues as well as disputes involving children. She has considerable experience in dealing with contentious divorces, court proceedings, pension sharing issues and cases that involve businesses. Leigh has worked in the legal world for over 25 years. Prior to that she graduated with a degree in Psychology and worked in Retail and Public Relations for a few years before deciding to become a solicitor and retraining. Leigh’s clients find her very approachable, down to earth, assured, and enjoy the fact she speaks in plain English!

Katherine Robertson

Hi, I'm Katherine, I'm 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.

Cheryl Hennesey

Hi, I'm Cheryl, one of the solicitors here at Leigh Edwards divorce and family law Solicitors.

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Cheryl joined Lee Chadwick as our specialist Family Law Solicitor in the spring of 2021.

She has over 19 years in this sector with expertise in divorce, financial disputes, private children disputes, cohabitation, separation issues, civil partnerships/marriages  and a variety of domestic violence issues.  

Cheryl is a member of Resolution and on the Law Society Family Panel and brings an compassionate yet professional and efficient approach to all aspects of family law.

In her spare time she enjoys trying out new recipes, family walks and spending time with her children.

Laura Parker

Hi, I'm Laura, 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.

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Alice Briggs

Hi, I'm Alice, one of the paralegals here at Leigh Edwards divorce and family law Solicitors.


Alice is a welcome addition to the practice supporting the fee earners in their work.  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 is looking forward to starting her training contract in the autumn and rotating around the different departments of the firm.

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


Leigh and Roz are assisted by Claire O’Sullivan who is highly conscientious, hard working and loved by our clients.  As well as dealing with the typing,  and organising, Claire manages the diaries and is often your first contact when you telephone.