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.
Agata Napora – Solicitor
Prior to joining Sinclair Law in October 2018 Agata worked for a premium international business law firm across their Corporate and Private Capital departments for several years. She has always felt passionate about helping to make a real change in people’s lives which led her on to the journey of becoming a family lawyer. Agata completed her training contract in March 2021 during which she assisted the directors with complex matrimonial proceedings and disputes in relation to children whilst building her own case load. Agata now specialises in all aspects of family law.
Agata is hugely empathetic with the difficulties and sensitivity involved with all family law proceedings having experienced matters from a personal and professional point of view. She will always go out of her way to be accessible to clients and prides herself in being able to explain complex legal processes in an understandable way. Agata is also fluent in Polish. She is dedicated to a constructive resolution of family disputes and obtaining the best possible outcomes for her clients.
In her spare time Agata enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her son and their dogs.
Amelia Fernley – Paralegal
Amelia joined Sinclair Law in May 2021 from a full-service law firm in Stockport.
Amelia assists other members of the team with complex matrimonial proceedings and disputes in relation to children. She is passionate about family law and joined the firm in order to specialise in this area. She is very approachable and appreciates how important a personalised, empathetic approach is to achieve the best outcome possible for clients.
In her spare time Amelia enjoys keeping fit.
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.