Firm Profile > Consilia Legal > Leeds, England
Consilia Legal Offices
4 Park Place
Consilia Legal > The Legal 500 Rankings
At Consilia Legal, the family offering is led by the 'dynamic and innovative' Laura Clapton. Working between Leeds and Harrogate, she oversees a team viewed as the 'go-to family law mediation service in Leeds and West Yorkshire'. In particular, the boutique practice handles divorce/civil partnership dissolution, financial remedy and matters falling within the parameters of the Children Act. In addition, the firm's expertise extends to the complexities of pre/post nuptial agreements and TOLATA applications. Zara Rafiq is another key name to note.
Other key lawyers:
‘Laura Clapton and Zara Rafiq both impress as excellent matrimonial finance solicitors.’
‘Laura Clapton and Zara Rafiq are establishing themselves as highly respected exponents in the field.’
‘Laura Clapton and the team provide an unparalleled level of service and truly put their client at the heart of any matter.
‘They are the go-to family law mediation service in Leeds and West Yorkshire. Laura is highly regarded as being a very considered and safe pair of hands. You know clients are going to be assisted by a mediator who is committed to trying to bring about an amicable and fair outcome.’
‘The advice is caring and the pursuit of the clients’ aims tenacious and dedicated.’
‘The individuals in the team are really friendly, down-to-earth and hard-working. There is an extremely positive and open ethos within the firm. I know that if I refer clients to Consilia legal, those clients will be well-treated and expertly served.’
‘Energetic family law practitioners . Well liked and friendly, well resourced and a caring family law firm.‘
‘Laura Clapton is dynamic and innovative.’
Consilia Legal's employment group 'punches above its weight' and is led by Marie Walsh, who acts for a range of SMEs and senior executives on large-scale restructurings and termination matters. The group is comprised of Andrew Boyde, who is the key name for litigation matters in the Employment Tribunal and specialises in rugby union disciplinary hearings before the RFU disciplinary panels; and Victoria Horner, who advises on disciplinary issues, grievances, redundancies and discrimination claims.
‘Very straight forward, open communication.’
‘A very friendly, pragmatic and knowledgeable group of lawyers, led from the front by Marie Walsh.’
‘Marie Walsh – excellent lawyer and inspirational leader.’
‘Marie Walsh – leadership; excellent knowledge and ability to explain technical requirements; relates really well to clients and positive can do attitude Andy Boyde – ambitious and proactive; great with clients; comes up with solutions.’
‘Marie Walsh – she is just lovely to deal with. Always professional but never takes matters too seriously, and has an excellent manner with her clients.’
‘The responsiveness of Consilia is second to none. They truly care about the individual and you can see that in their professionalism, drive and constant contact, providing excellent attention at all times.’
‘Marie Walsh epitomises what makes Consilia stand out. Clients are looked after in a way I have rarely experienced from other firms. She values the personal touch and is never more than a call away for reassurance or advice.’
Consilia Legal > Firm Profile
Consilia Legal is an award-winning, boutique law firm based in Leeds. The firm specialises in employment and family law and is recognised for giving clients pragmatic and straight-talking advice.
Consilia Legal has grown quickly since it’s establishment in 2014 and has earned a reputation for offering a high level of service to clients.
Types of work undertaken
The family team specialise in all aspects of private family law including divorce/civil partnership dissolution, financial remedy cases, private Children Act matters, pre/post nuptial agreements and TOLATA applications. They are highly experienced in dealing with litigated matters from complex Children Act proceedings, involving fact finding hearings, to high net-worth finance cases with multi-million pounds assets, involving business structures, overseas assets, pensions and property portfolios. The team have an excellent reputation in this area and receive referrals from other professional service providers. They are experts in high net-worth cases involving an Official Solicitor where the client lacks capacity and receive repeated referrals due to their expertise in dealing with these matters.
The team also offer a range of family mediation services to clients both in person and across the UK through their online mediation service. They are passionate about the benefits that mediation can bring to clients and families. They can also speak directly to children as part of the mediation process. The team have two dedicated websites for mediation clients locally and nationally consiliamediation.co.uk & onlinemediationservice.co.uk
The employment team is focused on offering a straight-talking, practical and open approach, delivering high quality legal services that utilise modern technology and education initiatives. They specialise in providing day to day support to clients on a number of contentious and non-contentious issues including employment tribunal representation.
The team is highly respected in the market for advising public listed companies, SMEs, owner managed businesses and individuals. They are specialists in dealing with highly contentious exits of top end executives for both Company and individual clients and have developed a niche in discrimination and whistleblowing claims.
The team have been increasingly proactive in offering insurance backed Employment law retainer packages under its Fortress business protection brand to employer clients. Fortress offers a range of options to prospective clients both with and without an insurance element and has a dedicated website – consiliahrsupport.co.uk
The team also offer a range of workplace mediation services that are available online and in person.
|Sophie Arrowsmith||Associate Family Solicitor||View Profile|
|Andrew Boyde||Senior Associate Solicitor||View Profile|
|Laura Clapton||Director & Head of Department||View Profile|
|Victoria Horner||Senior Associate Solicitor||View Profile|
|Zara Rafiq||Solicitor||View Profile|
|Sandeep Sandhu||Associate Solicitor||View Profile|
|Marie Walsh||Director and Head of Employment||View Profile|
|Kelly Walters||Senior Associate Solicitor||View Profile|