Our Lawyers


Edward Owen2
Edward J. Owen – BA, Director & Head of Family Team, Hunt & Coombs Solicitors

Edward is a leading family law solicitor who helps clients with separation, divorce, pre-nuptial contracts, cohabitation agreements and children’s residence/custody arrangements. Edward gained a BA at Anglia University and attended the College of Law in Chester, qualifying in 1981. Edward is a member of the Family Court Business Committee. He is the only solicitor in the Peterborough area to have gained accreditation by Resolution, the leading UK body for family law, in dealing with the complexities of pensions in divorce settlements.

Telephone: 01733 882800
Email: edward.owen@hcsolicitors.co.uk

Denis White2
Denis W. White – LLB, Director, Hunt & Coombs Solicitors

Denis is accredited by Resolution in dealing with complex financial arrangements following the breakdown of relationships in cases involving people with medium or high incomes, valuable assets, tax implications and sometimes foreign and company or partnership issues. Denis was educated at Xaverian College in Manchester and gained his LLB from Sheffield before attending the College of Law in Guildford, qualifying in 1976.Denis was formerly Chairman of Peterborough & District Round Table and was also Chairman of a local primary school Board of Governors. Denis is a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel and the Charity Law Association. He currently sits on the Legal Services Commission Appeals Committee. He is a Chairman of the Diocese of East Anglia Child Protection Commission and Vice-Chairman of Drinksense.

Telephone: 01733 882800
Email: denis.white@hcsolicitors.co.uk

Carl Russell – Family Law Executive & Head of Family, Hegarty LLP

Carl has been helping clients with family law matters since the mid 1970s. His specialist areas include divorce and financial matters relating to family matters, pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements and Children’s Act proceedings. Carl is a member of Resolution, a national organisation of over 6,500 family lawyers and professionals who advocate a non-confrontational approach, all members must adhere to their strict code of practice. Born and raised in Peterborough, Carl has a strong relationship with the local community. He is well known in local sporting groups including football, cricket and golf and plays county cricket for veterans.

Telephone: 01733 295621
Email: carl.russell@hegarty.co.uk

Jane Tatlock – BSc (Hons), Associate, Buckles Solicitors LLP

Jane has been a family solicitor since 1997 and specialises in areas such as divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, separation and arrangements for children. She is a member of Resolution, a national organisation which believes in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters, always considering the best interests of children and the needs of the whole family. Jane’s dedication to family law is also demonstrated in her founding of the Family Law Group in Peterborough, which she chaired in its first year.

Telephone: 0115 947 4500
Email: jane.tatlock@buckles-law.co.uk

Farhana Butt2
Farhana Butt – LLB, Director, Hunt & Coombs Solicitors

Farhana qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and has worked exclusively in family law in the Peterborough area since then. She is a qualified family mediator and a member of the Family Mediation Association. She is accredited by Resolution in ‘dealing with complex financial arrangements following the breakdown of relationships’.Farhana is a leading family law solicitor who helps clients with separation, divorce, pre-nuptial contracts, cohabitation agreements and children’s residence and contact arrangements. She has considerable experience of handling divorces involving complex financial arrangements and substantial property holdings. Farhana is one of the most prominent Asian family lawyers in the local area and has frequently advised on the validity of religious ceremonies under English law.

Telephone: 01733 882800
Email: farhana.butt@hcsolicitors.co.uk

Roger Gurney2
Roger Gurney – Partner, Buckles Solicitors LLP

Roger specialises in all aspects of family law and is a trained collaborative lawyer and mediator. He is a Resolution accredited specialist family lawyer and with a particular specialism in private law children cases and complex financial matters. Roger has over 28 years’ experience as a family lawyer, helping clients achieve a cost effective and fair outcome to their difficulties. He advises on all aspects of relationship breakdown whether divorce, separation or issues relating to children. Roger’s work also includes the preparation of pre/post-marital agreements and cohabitation contracts.

Telephone: 01733 888842
Email: roger.gurney@buckles-law.co.uk

Lyn Brisley2
Lyn Brisley – B.A, Partner, Buckles Solicitors LLP

Lyn is chair of the Best Divorce Options Group and has worked in Peterborough since 1997. Lyn handles all aspects of divorce and separation and is doing an increasing amount of preventive work as cohabitation contracts grow in popularity. Lyn is a trained collaborative lawyer who aims to help couples reach an agreement on how assets should be divided in a civilised way without the stress of going to court. In addition, Lyn is a trained family mediator. She uses her experience to guide and assist couples to explore options that work for both partners. Lyn also has extensive experience in court as well as dealing with more complex cases and high net worth individuals. She is also a member of Resolution (a leading family law association), various local business groups and Governor for a local primary school.

Telephone: 01733 888841
Email: lyn.brisley@buckles-law.co.uk

James Belderbos – Belderbos Solicitors

James is a family law specialist dealing with all aspects of family law including divorce and separation and children matters. Dealing with clients that are married and unmarried he helps them resolve disputes in the least stressful and most cost effective way by avoiding Court wherever possible.

The collaborative process and other non-Court methods are all aimed at reducing a stressful process which enables his clients to concentrate on themselves their families and their business or career.

Telephone: 01572 490660
Email: jamesb@belderbossolicitors.co.uk

Belinda Smith
Belinda Smith – Belinda Smith & Co

Belinda was formerly a partner at Buckles Solicitors LLP for over 20 years and Head of the Family Department. Since 2008 she has been practicing under her own name as a family law specialist, based at Thorpe Wood, Peterborough. Belinda is a long standing member of The Law Society’s Children Panel and has many years’ experience in care proceedings. She now specialises in all areas of family and matrimonial law. Belinda is an active Resolution member, the national organisation representing family lawyers, and a committee member of the Peterborough Family Law Group.

Telephone: 01733 267414
Email: belinda@bscosolicitors.co.uk