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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  Suzanne Smales  


Suzanne is an experienced family lawyer who since 1990 practised as a barrister amassing particular expertise in children’s law matters

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  Sarah Hewitt  

Associate Solicitor

Sarah advises on all aspects of divorce and dissolution, high value complex financial settlements, child arrangement and cohabitation disputes.

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  Sidney Hagan  

Legal Secretary/Office Manager (Leeds)

Sidney is a highly experienced legal secretary having spent her entire working life of 30 years in law and has developed a strong passion for Family Law

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