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Lynn Henderson
Solicitor

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 and supports family law arbitration in appropriate cases and acted for one of the parties in the reported case of S v S [2014] 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.

 

Rebecca Dziobon
Solicitor

Rebecca previously trained and worked in the family teams at the top ranked London and Surrey firms of Manches LLP (now Penningtons Manches LLP) and Charles Russell LLP and has 11 years of experience in family law.  She joined Hendersons in April 2014.

Rebecca advises upon all aspects of family law with a particular emphasis on divorce/dissolution and separation, financial claims arising from relationship breakdown and private law children issues.  She has considerable experience in financial cases including those with an international element, offshore trusts and corporate structures.  A former member of Resolution's Pension, Property and Trusts Committee, she has written extensively for her peers on pension, trusts and tax issues in a family law context.  She also advises on cohabitation claims, pre- and post-marital agreements and cohabitation arrangements.

Rebecca has a particular interest in international relocation cases having worked on the reported cases of Re C (Permission to Remove from Jurisdiction) [2003] 1 FLR 1066 (for the father) and Re G (Leave to Remove) [2007] EWCA Civ 1497 (for the mother).

Rebecca is a member of Resolution, the Association of Women Solicitors and a former committee member of Young Surrey Resolution.  Her approach is to work sensitively and pragmatically to achieve the best possible outcome cost effectively and constructively.

 

Samantha Mabey
Solicitor

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 Linsell
Solicitor

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.

 

Jessica Tasker
Paralegal

Jessica has a law degree from Exeter University and has previously worked in Lettings Property Management in London. Following a short career break to look after her young children, she is now working in a support role as a paralegal assistant and office manager.

 

Charlotte Guwy
Legal Secretary

Charlotte is a very experienced legal secretary, having begun her career in 1999, and has worked for Charles Russell in both their London and Guildford offices. Charlotte joined Hendersons in January 2014.