Our Team

Jan Stanton

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Jan qualified as a solicitor in 1977 and has always specialised in family law, though in the last 10 years she has become very experienced in Wills and probate as well.

Jan sat as a Deputy District Judge in the Central Family Court for over 12 years but more recently continues to sit in the Kent courts dealing only with family matters.

Jan is Chair of Governance and a Trustee at Ellenor Hospice in Northfleet and a Trustee of Age UK North West Kent.

In her spare time, Jan hates reading personal profiles on websites which end with a cringe-inducing quip about a solicitor’s hobbies, usually finished with an exclamation mark!

Contact: jan@stanlaw.co.uk

Lori Harley


Lori is an experienced family and private client solicitor who qualified in 1987.  Lori has expertise in all aspects of family law, including divorce, civil partnership, finances, pre and postnuptial agreements, cohabitation disputes and children matters.

Lori also has extensive experience in dealing with the preparation of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, Probate and estate administration from simple to more complex estates.

Lori’s blend of knowledge of both family and private client law enable her to deal with a range of matters that may affect a family.

Contact: lori@stanlaw.co.uk

Claire Grylls


Claire qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and has experience in both conveyancing and family law.  Now specialising in family law, Claire’s knowledge of both areas allows her to advise clients thoroughly on family matters.  Claire is particularly interested in property disputes.

Contact claire@stanlaw.co.uk

Claire is also a Notary Public who can provide notarial services to both individual and company clients for use abroad. She can meet you at our office in Gravesend, or at your home. Please contact Claire to discuss your Notarial requirements before arranging an appointment.

Contact: claire-notary@stanlaw.co.uk

Elaine Farr


Elaine qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2014 and as a Solicitor in 2019 and has experience dealing with a range of family law matters, such as divorce, financial remedies, children and cohabitation issues.  Elaine also has experience dealing with Lasting Powers of Attorney and civil litigation.  Elaine is a member of Resolution and aims to resolve matters on behalf of her clients in an amicable and conciliatory manner where possible.

Contact: elaine@stanlaw.co.uk

Hayley Goucher

Hayley graduated from the University of Kent with her law degree in 2017 having won awards for the most outstanding student of the year in her first year and for the best academic performance in her final year. She then went on to complete a Master’s degree in law and legal practice after being awarded a scholarship. Hayley qualified as a solicitor in March 2020 but throughout her degrees Hayley worked with Stantons as an intern and has now returned to our team. Her length of qualification therefore by no means reflects her extensive experience.

Hayley is particularly interested in children arrangements and financial issues in family law.

Contact: hayley@stanlaw.co.uk