Meet our team of professional solicitors and support staff
All our solicitors have extensive experience in divorce, separation, financial settlements and the arrangements for the care of children when a relationship breaks down.
We are here to provide guidance, support and understanding during what can be a difficult time. We are committed to providing outstanding service and achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. We will deal with your matters in a sensitive, practical and unconfrontational way, but will take a tougher approach when required to get the right result.
Lucy Hart – Director
Lucy is an experienced family solicitor who has specialised in this area of law since 2006. 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 ensures that everyone at Sinclair Law provides a bespoke and high quality service to clients at a time of particular disruption in their lives.
In her spare time Lucy enjoys spending time with her two very energetic children and cocker spaniel.
Sandra Sinclair – Director
Sandra Sinclair is an experienced family solicitor. 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.
Nicola Tiernan – Consultant
Nicola is a highly experienced family specialist with an established reputation in the Bramhall area which attracts clients from far and wide.
Nicola is an experienced Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator and believes passionately that Court proceedings should be avoided if at all possible. She therefore takes a creative approach to assisting clients, listening carefully to their objectives and brainstorms all alternatives to Court including collaborative, mediation, arbitration and round table meetings so as to ensure that the needs of a separating family are addressed in the most sensitive and child focused way.
Nicola has extensive experience in all areas of family law and her many testimonials, including below, speak for themselves.
“Professional, caring and courteous service with amazing amounts of empathy for people going through their most troubling times. I would definitely recommend this practice to anyone going through family law disputes.” Rob from Cheshire
Suzanne Moore – Solicitor
Suzanne has a wealth of experience in all areas of family law. She is a member of Resolution and is a Resolution accredited Collaborative Lawyer.
Suzanne is committed to working with you to find the best solution in as non-confrontational way as possible in order to achieve a swift resolution as cost effectively as possible.
Suzanne is approachable and has good technical skills. A well-respected solicitor in her field, Suzanne has developed a close working relationship with the LGBT Foundation in Manchester and is a member of the UK and Ireland LGBT Family Law Institute which is an association of solicitors and barristers experienced in the area of LGBT work.
Suzanne has published articles on same-sex issues and is at the forefront of advising same-sex couples on all aspects of separation, finances and children including surrogacy and donor agreements.
Angela Hardman – Solicitor
Angela is an experienced solicitor with an extensive knowledge of all aspects of family law.
Angela has proven ability of dealing with a diverse range of family law matters with the utmost professionalism.
This includes providing quality advice upon divorce, separation, cohabitation and children matters, non-molestation injunctions and pre-nuptial agreements.
Angela provides both a personable and professional legal service with empathy and understanding at a time that can often be very emotional and difficult for clients.
Angela strives to resolve all family disputes in the most amicable and cost-effective manner whilst maintaining a sharp focus on achieving the best possible results for the client.
Seb Jackson – Solicitor
Seb heads the private client department which specialises in Wills, Trusts, Probate and Estate planning, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications.
Seb qualified at a magic circle practice in London in 1999 following a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University and achieving a distinction on his Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Chester.
Seb practised for many years at top tier firms in Manchester before moving to work with his father at a long established and well respected private client practice in Cheshire where ultimately he became managing partner and successfully merged the practice into another larger local firm.
Seb has also worked as a law lecturer and as a mediator and is a qualified psychotherapist.
Seb joined Sinclair Law in March 2020 and combines his legal career with playing and coaching tennis at the elite level and recently won the European singles and doubles championships for his age category. He has also captained his country at tennis on numerous occasions.
Fakhruddin Maimoon – Solicitor
Fakhruddin joined the firm in 2020 and specialises in matters relating to Wealth and Succession Planning, Inheritance Tax advice, Trust creation, Will drafting, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications.
Fakhruddin has previously worked at a top tier international law firm gaining invaluable experience in commercial litigation.
Fakhruddin worked in-house for a large insurer client which meant that he was able to understand how the client operates and their requirements. He then joined a local high street practice specialising in all areas of contentious and non-contentious private client work which allowed him to find his passion.
Fakhruddin has many attributes but what makes him stand out is his personable nature and his ability to provide a practical approach to ensuring the best possible solution is found for each of his clients.
Agata Napora – Solicitor
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 is currently undertaking her training contract at the firm and she is due to qualify as a solicitor in March 2021. She primarily assists Sandra Sinclair and Lucy Hart with complex matrimonial proceedings, financial settlements and children disputes whilst building her own portfolio.
Agata is passionate about her line of work and she prides herself at providing exceptional and friendly service. She loves spending time with her family and their two dogs.
Sharon Read – Personal Assistant
Sharon joined Sinclair Law in January 2017 and is an integral part of the team bringing many years of varied legal experience, with a particular interest in family law.
Sharon is the personal assistant to the directors and ensures that each client receives a high level of professional yet friendly service.
Sharon appreciates that every case is unique and approaches each with empathy and understanding.
Sharon lives in Poynton with her husband and two children and In her spare time Sharon enjoys musical theatre, loves to read and enjoys travelling.
Michelle Sparks – Personal Assistant
Michelle has worked as a PA and Legal Secretary for 27 years, the last 15 of which have been in a specialist family law firm.
Michelle is therefore very aware of the trauma caused by family breakdown and her professional and empathetic approach has never failed to put clients at ease.
The extensive knowledge that Michelle has acquired over the years and her professional and hardworking approach makes her an invaluable member of the team.