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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  Zoe Round  


Zoe has nearly 30 years’ experience and is particularly well known for representing high net worth clients and/or those with complex financial arrangements

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  Melanie Hadwin  

Senior Associate Solicitor

Melanie specialises in complex financial settlement cases and has a particular interest in wealth protection in the form of pre-nups/cohabitation agreements

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  Emma Hubbard  

Senior Solicitor

Emma has particular expertise in private child arrangement cases and has built an excellent reputation for providing first class advice and representation

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  Megan Woodcock  


Megan achieved a first class degree in Law at Sheffield Hallam University and prides herself on her compassionate nature

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  Chloe Taha  


Chloe joined the firm in March 2024 after graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a Bachelor of Laws degree and also aims to begin studying the LPC

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  Zoe Barker  

Office Manager/Legal Secretary (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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  Joanne Snelling  

Legal Secretary/Office Administrator

Jo joined Hall Brown in March 2023 and has worked as a family law legal secretary for 39 years, giving her many years of experience and knowledge

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