Lesley Smythe joined Stowe Family Law in September 2017 as managing partner of the Wilmslow office. Lesley qualified in 1999 and has specialised in family law since then. Since 2001 Lesley has worked as a partner in a leading family law firm in Manchester.
Lesley is particularly interested in the financial aspects of marriage and relationship breakdown, in particular she has extensive experience in cases involving family and private businesses, trusts and pensions and also other aspects of family law.
Lesley is renowned for her excellent client care skills and her ability to communicate complex commercial advice. She has been regularly featured in the Legal 500 and Chambers Directories.
Lesley’s career highlights include being at the court of appeal seeing how the judges interact with advocates and debate laws, as well as flying up and down the country in a client’s helicopter to get an understanding of how their businesses worked ahead of a financial hearing.
PvP  ENCH 227 (Fam)  IFLR 548
Richardson v Richardson  EWCA CIV79  2 FLR 244
The service I received from Lesley Smythe at Stowe was superb. It was unfussy with no drama, everything done on time with good solid advice and, above all, excellent communication. It all made me feel comfortable that my interests were being looked after in what is inevitably a stressful time. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.