Empathy & excellence at heart of family law services.

Headed by Simon Thomas, the family law team at Leeds Day offers a comprehensive range of family law related services covering divorce, financial  disputes, whether arising from marital breakdown or cohabitation, to changes of name, relief from domestic abuse and disputes concerning children. As a whole, the firm prides itself on protecting its clients’ interests through a meticulous attention to detail, coupled with an unrivalled focus firmly on client care: a tried and tested formula that has repeatedly proved successful.


Like most areas of the law, family work is increasingly complicated, governed by strict legal rules and detailed regulations. “Knowledge is empowering for all our clients. At Leeds Day, we recognise not only the need to carefully prepare cases on behalf of clients, but also the need to ensure our clients understand precisely what is happening to their case, and why, at every stage” said Simon, a Partner in the firm, who runs the team from its St Neots office. He added “We see our role not only as experts in the field of family law, but also, primarily, protectors of our clients’ interests at what is often a difficult time for them in an ever changing and complex legal climate”. Simon, who can call on over 15 years’ experience working as a solicitor, has been the family team leader for over 10 years and is known not only  for his tenacity when acting for clients, particularly at court, but also for his aptitude in resolving complex disputes. He is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in family law and qualified to undertake Collaborative Family Law. 


Of the firm’s three offices, Lisa Leader is based at the St Ives branch. Having joined the firm in 2011 from another local firm of solicitors, Lisa also offers clients some twenty years’ experience in the family law arena, and her reputation as an experienced practitioner precedes her. Lisa’s patience and communication skills, in what is an emotive area of the law, are noted as second to none. She is also known for her ardent support of her client’s concerns and, as she puts it, “A client going through a divorce is already experiencing what can be a life changing experience. It is vital they are assisted in focusing on what is right for them in the long-term with the full support of an experienced, supportive and skilled advisor”.


Lee Bailham completes the team, undertaking family law work at the firm’s Huntingdon office. Lee joined the firm in January 2015 and, like his colleagues, has some twenty years’ experience, which in his words “Enables the legal adviser to bring perspective and insight to each case, allowing them to see “the wood for the trees”, focusing on the nub of any problem”. Like all our family lawyers at Leeds Day, he believes a calm approach to matrimonial disputes is the best option, that even the hardest fought family law disputes can be solved and settled and that the best lawyers keep their clients out of the stress and expense of court proceedings, compromise being the ideal solution.


Ranked as a leading law firm in the Legal 500, Leeds Day Solicitors was originally established 180 years ago and, via its three strategically placed offices in St Neots, St Ives and Huntingdon, remains at the forefront of legal practice, meeting its clients’ needs through a full range of services in Cambridgeshire, whilst adapting to an ever changing legal environment.


To find out more about our family law service or to book an appointment with one of our Solicitors contact the family team at Leeds Day on 0844 5672222 or send an email to family@leedsday.co.uk. We are able to see clients at any of the three offices in St Ives, Huntingdon and St Neots. Our team is able to offer a full range of dispute resolution options, all of which can be found on our website at www.leedsday.co.uk.


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