Lynette A'Court

Head of Family Law

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Our Head of Family Law, Lynette-Ann A’Court, qualified as a solicitor in 1999.  She attended the University of Law at Guildford.  She has a wealth of experience both in the City of London and in the provinces.   She has acted in a number of high net worth cases and in respect of complex divorce cases. Services include:- civil partnerships, unmarried couples, injunctions, all cases relating to children. including Special Guardianship and Adoption.   She often conducts her own advocacy.  Lynette is also a member of Resolution and a qualified Mediator.


Lynette is married with twin daughters.


Horse Riding and Ice Skating.

Notable cases

Acted for employers in successfully enforcing the restrictive covenants within their contracts of employment against former-employees. Obtained injunction and ultimately an award and costs.
Successfully represented a firm of designers who won a major contract on the strength of their designs and artwork. The employees of the firm which had lost the contract claimed that TUPE applied and they should therefore transfer to the new firm. The Tribunal found that the contract was won on the flair and artistic ability of the designers that had won the contract. To transfer across the designers from the old firm would be commercially unfair to the client. The reason the new contract had been awarded to the new company in the first place was precisely to be able to engage new designers and the client must be free commercially to choose who it does business with.
Successfully acted for a collective of employees in a ‘class action’ against their employer. Where it had been custom and practice to award an enhanced redundancy policy in the past, despite there being nothing in writing, the employees were able to successfully claim this had become a contractual term.
Acted for a number of start-ups and SME’s in advising and drafting of new contracts and policies to be put into place.
Worked on an in-house basis for large-scale employers enabling the HR department to have on-site assistance on a regular basis.
Advised nurseries and schools on Ofsted regulatory matters and dealing with matters revolving around safeguarding issues and employees.
Assisted in acquisitions advising specifically on all TUPE requirements and regulations.
Negotiated high-end executive departures and settlement agreements.
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Dispute resolution solicitor


Wafaa Syed

Commercial property solicitor


Lara Thomas

Private client Solicitor


Kulbir Conner

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James Dyche

Head of Dispute Resolution & Litigation


Richard Carleton

Head of Banking and Finance


Duncan Thomson

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CEO, Head of Dispute Resolution

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