Our People - Leeds 

Every member of Hall Brown Family Law has been handpicked from a top family law team with the aim of offering clients fantastic service, a no-nonsense approach and the best possible outcome. Each of our lawyers is a member of Resolution, an organisation committed to non-confrontational solutions to divorce, separation and other family law issues.

  Sam Hall  

Senior Partner

Sam is a founding partner of Hall Brown, an independently ranked leading expert and is listed as one of the top 10 family lawyers in the country.

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  James Brown  

Managing Partner

James is a founding partner of Hall Brown and is one of only a handful of family lawyers to represent a client in the Supreme Court.

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  Laura Guillon  

Partner/Head of Leeds

Laura specialises in financial remedy proceedings and gives concise, straightforward advice and seeks to ‘cut through the detail’. She speaks French fluently.

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  Sarah Manning  

Partner/Head of Mediation

Sarah specialises in complex children and financial matters from mid to high-net-worth clients in both her capacity as a mediator and solicitor

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  Sarah Hewitt  

Senior Associate Solicitor

Sarah has experience of dealing with mid to high net worth cases, involving pensions, business assets, family trust structures and farming cases

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  Bronwyn Warmington  

Associate Solicitor

Bronwyn goes the extra mile for her clients and offers valuable support alongside her straightforward advice every step of the way

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  Hannah Durkin  

Trainee Solicitor

Hannah joined the firm in September 2022 and brings her brings her experience and passion working as a paralegal, acting for high net worth individuals

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  Emily Williams  


Emily joined Hall Brown in July 2024 after graduating from the University of Leeds with a Bachelor of Law degree

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  Kelly Patten (Thickett)  

Office Manager/Legal Secretary (Leeds)

Kelly has over 18 years of PA and Secretarial experience and enjoys coordinating a number of different projects and taking care of client relationships

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  Kate Buttery  

Mediation Co-Ordinator/Legal Secretary

Kate commenced her legal career in 2013 as a legal secretary whilst also assisting with mediation work and therefore has an overview of the mediation process

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