Lynn read law at Exeter University and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. She trained in the City of London with Lovells and qualified as a solicitor in 1981.
Lynn worked for a number of years in London before moving to the country. She was previously Head of Family Law in a firm in Cambridge.
She specialises in all aspects of private family law, with particular emphasis on the financial consequences of relationship breakdown including cases where there are substantial assets, trusts, pensions and family businesses. She also deals with disputes regarding children.
Lynn trained in collaborative law in March 2005, and has significant experience of conducting cases in this way where appropriate. She is also a trained mediator. Lynn supports family law arbitration in appropriate cases and acted for one of the parties in the reported case of S v S  EWHC 7 (Fam).
Many family law clients are of course going through an extremely difficult and emotional time. Lynn will work sensitively with each client with a view to reaching a constructive and fair long term solution by agreement, whether the case is a collaborative one or whether it is to be resolved by more traditional negotiations.
While experienced in taking cases through the courts, Lynn is committed to trying to reduce hostility and confrontation as much as possible and she believes that Court proceedings should be used only as a last resort.
Simon studied at Exeter University and the College of Law at Chester before qualifying as a solicitor in 1993. He trained with a firm in Cambridge and has largely practised in the Surrey and London area.
Since qualifying Simon has specialised in all areas of family law including resolving disputes in relation to children as well as dealing with the financial issues following the breakdown of relationships.
Simon has considerable experience of a wide range of cases including complex high net financial matters and children cases involving serious allegations and evidential disputes. He is experienced at every level of the family court system including the High Court and has regularly acted as an advocate.
Simon is an experienced mediator and is also trained in collaborative law. He provides a first class, client-focused and supportive service to those couples wishing to resolve their disputes without going through court proceedings.
Simon is committed to adopting a caring, conciliatory and non-confrontational approach in seeking a constructive outcome with the client's needs as a priority. Simon recognises that at the heart of every case there is a client who needs sensitive and pragmatic support.
Samantha read law at University of Kent and has specialised in family law since qualifying as a solicitor in 2007. Samantha trained at a firm in Weybridge, Surrey and developed her career with this firm over a number of years before moving to Hendersons in April 2014.
Samantha practises in all aspects of family law including divorce, separation, finances on divorce/separation, property disputes between unmarried couples, disputes between parents concerning children, applications to remove children from the jurisdiction, domestic violence injunctions, cohabitation and separation agreements as well as pre- and post-marital agreements.
Samantha has experience of complex and high net worth financial matters and has a particular interest in private law children matters. She has experience of difficult children cases involving mental health issues and substance misuse.
Samantha has a friendly and approachable manner and as a Resolution member is committed to dealing with issues in a non-confrontational and constructive way.
Paul has worked exclusively as a family law specialist since qualifying as a solicitor in 2011. He is also a qualified mediator and is able to act in that capacity to assist couples in resolving issues in a constructive manner.
Paul read law and business studies at the University of Warwick and then completed his legal practice course at the University of Law in Guildford, obtaining a distinction. He also has valuable experience from working in client servicing roles and in mediation, both in the UK and in Australia, prior to starting his legal career. Paul then trained and worked in the family team of a top ranked Surrey firm, before joining Hendersons in July 2014.
Paul has experience of assisting clients with all aspects of family law, with a particular interest in dealing with complex financial arrangements arising from relationship breakdown. In addition, he commonly deals with matters concerning the arrangements for children, disputes between unmarried couples, financial claims on behalf of children and with the drafting of pro-active agreements (such as pre-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements).
Paul recognises that every client will have different circumstances and different needs. He always seeks to understand the individual and is keen to adapt accordingly, so as to strive for the best possible outcomes for the parties involved. Paul always adopts a pragmatic approach and recognises the importance of dealing with matters sensitively and cost-effectively.
Paul is committed to the Resolution code of conduct and seeks to deal with matters in a non-confrontational and constructive manner.
Charlotte is a very experienced legal secretary, having begun her career in 1999, and has worked for Charles Russell Speechlys in both their London and Guildford offices. Charlotte joined Hendersons in January 2014.
Tracy is a highly experienced legal secretary, having begun her career in 1996. She has worked for various prestigious London law firms including, most recently, Charles Russell Speechlys. Tracy joined Hendersons in September 2014.