Our People - Sheffield 

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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  Martin Loxley  


Martin is recognised as being a Leading Expert in Family Law and is well known for his empathy, accessibility and commitment to helping clients.

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  Alison Fernandes  

Partner/Head of Sheffield

Alison is the head of Hall Brown’s Sheffield office, has over 20 years’ experience and is ranked as Band 1 in Chambers & Partners and Tier 1 in Legal 500

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  Louise Butcher  

Associate Solicitor

Louise has a particular interest in private children cases with a specific skill in surrogacy law and experience in cases involving substance and alcohol misuse

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  Edward Davison  


Edward endeavours to provide the best advice and support for his clients, whilst ensuring they are comfortable with the legal process.

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  Hayley Jetson  


Hayley advises on fraud litigation in the family context, surrogacy, Hague applications and securing equal parental rights for same sex partners.

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Zoe Barker

  Zoe Barker  

Legal Secretary/Office Manager (Sheffield)

Zoe began her family law career back in 1990 and her experience and knowledge of the legal process enables her to perform at the highest level.

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