Sandra Sinclair – Director
Sandra Sinclair is managing director and founder of Sinclair Law Solicitors, a boutique family law practice located in Wilmslow, Cheshire.
She helps private clients in all matters of family law, providing both an experienced and personal level of service that’s the envy of many other ‘corporate’ law practices. She has been listed in Legal 500 directories and the Chambers and Partners have had this to say of her:
“Sandra has the ability to handle complex cases and that inspires confidence in clients. She is praised for her courtroom manner during contested ancillary relief proceedings. She attracts extremely good work and carries out in a calm and thoughtful fashion”
Lucy Hart – Director
Lucy is an experienced family solicitor who has specialised in this area of law for over ten years. The majority of her career has been spent in top tier Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners firms and she therefore has a wide breadth of expertise particularly in relation to financial settlements on divorce and complex children disputes. She is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Complex Financial and Property Matters and Children Law.
She also advises in relation to pre-nuptial agreements, disputes between unmarried couples and injunctions.
Lucy prides herself on her empathetic yet practical approach to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients and joined Sinclair Law in order to provide a bespoke and high quality service to clients at a time of particular disruption in their lives.
Anthony Hughes – Director
Anthony Hughes is a Solicitor who has worked in the field of dispute resolution for over 25 years working on a broad spectrum of cases.
He and has worked with a number of leading law firms, becoming Managing Partner of Ricksons in 2001, taking the firm from c. £5 m pa in fee income to c. £15 m by 2006 at which point he agreed a merger with DWF.
Having sat on the Board at DWF for two years Anthony was invited to become CEO of Horwich Farrelly which, he did in May 2009. During his tenure he oversaw large scale change and growth of the business from c. £18 m to c. £23 m.
In January 2016 Anthony joined Sinclair Law with a view to developing the practise alongside his co-director, Sandra Sinclair, offering bespoke personal legal services to private clients.
Anthony also holds a number of non-executive positions, in 2004 he joined the Board of Preston North End Football Club and since 2014 has taken up roles with, S&G Response Limited, an accident management company, Infinity Underwriting Limited, an MGA specialising in high net worth motor insurance, Pareto Financial Planning, one of Manchester most respected financial advisory businesses, and Financial & Legal Insurance, an ATE insurer where he is Group Chairman.
Philippa Lewis – Solicitor
Philippa is dual qualified as a Solicitor and Chartered Tax Adviser. She specialises in Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Probate, Court of Protection applications and personal tax planning.
Philippa is also a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).
Philippa trained as a Solicitor with Hill Dickinson LLP and stayed with the firm for seven years advising clients on a broad spectrum of private client matters. She then moved to KPMG in 2013 in order to qualify as a Chartered Tax Adviser. During her time at KPMG, she was part of their Private Client Tax team and latterly their Reward team where she was involved in advising families and their businesses on succession planning issues in the context of employee/director equity awards.
Philippa joined Sinclair Law in 2018 to join a like-minded team focused on providing personal bespoke high quality advice tailored to each client.
Samantha Kennedy – Solicitor
Samantha is a solicitor with extensive experience in Private Client Law, providing clients with advice on Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, Probate and future planning.
She worked previously at Slater and Gordon Lawyers (UK) providing advice on a broad spectrum of matters including care home fee planning, asset protection, compensation protections trusts and trusts for parents of children with disabilities.
Experienced in presentations and public speaking, Samantha enjoys making presentations about planning for the future and protecting your assets.
Samantha joined Sinclair law in 2016 to work within a team focussed on developing and providing innovative and tailored solutions for individual client’s needs.
Agata Napora – Paralegal
Agata joined the practice in October 2018 from a premium international business law firm where she has worked with corporate clients as well as high-net-worth individuals for several years. Prior to that she gained exposure to family law whilst working at smaller establishments in London.
Agata primarily assists Sandra Sinclair and Lucy Hart with complex matrimonial proceedings, financial settlements and children disputes whilst building her own portfolio. She is very passionate about this line of work and she has her heart set on qualifying as a family lawyer in the future.
Agata highly values relationship building with all clients and she prides herself at providing exceptional and friendly service. An interesting fact about her is that she grew up in Poland and moved to the UK to study law at the University of Manchester.
She loves spending time with her son and two dogs.