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!
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.
Leigh-Anne qualified as a solicitor in 2009 having trained at a niche family law firm in London. Prior to joining Stantons, Leigh-Anne managed the family law department at Chancellors Lea Brewer Solicitors in Bexleyheath for 8 years.
Leigh-Anne has always specialised in the area of family law throughout her legal career and deals with all aspects of family law with a particular emphasis on divorce and separation, the distribution of assets and the resolution of disputes involving children following a breakup.
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.
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.
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.
Hayley is due to qualify as a solicitor with us in early 2020. She graduated from the University of Kent with a LLB (Hons) in 2017 and has recently completed a Master’s degree in Law/Legal Practice at the BPP University Law School.
Hayley first joined Stantons in 2012 as one of the firm’s university prize winners for being the most outstanding student of the year, and subsequently joined the team as a legal intern.
Hayley is thoroughly enjoying learning all aspects of family law, including divorce, financial issues, cohabiting disputes and private children matters.