About us

Sally Clark Laura Clapton Marie Walsh

We are expert solicitors with a formidable reputation for pragmatic and straight talking advice with offices in Leeds City Centre, West Yorkshire and Harrogate, North Yorkshire. We specialise in Family LawEmployment Law and Famiy Mediation and Workplace Mediation.

Our Name - what does Consilia mean?

The directors of Consilia Legal worked together as colleagues for a number of years before launching Consilia Legal in 2014. At Consilia Legal our team share a mission - to work with our clients to best achieve their goals. How do we do that? By providing pragmatic, creative and commerically sound advice to suit each individual client's budget. This is the reason we chose the name "Consilia" which means working together in Latin. We believe Consilia represents who we are and our relationship with our clients.

Our Directors - who are we?

Our Employment director, Marie Walsh  advises a range of businesses, their directors and shareholders on all aspects of HR and employment law issues. Marie Walsh believes that "our loyal clients appreciate a down to earth and straight talking practical approach to the law and business strategy. My principal aim is to provide practical legal advice to suit the individual and commercial needs of my clients in a timely and efficient manner." Marie is supported by employment solicitor Victoria Horner who is a highly experienced solicitor and who has worked with Marie for a number of years. The team is also assisted by trainee solicitor Emma Cartlidge who commenced her training contract with the firm in September 2017. 

Our Family directors, Sally Clark and Laura Clapton advise individuals on relationship breakdown including divorce proceedingsproperty and finances and child related issues. They also advise on asset protection including pre & post nuptial agreements. Laura says "Our aim is always to achieve the best outcome for our clients but also to ensure that the process is as stress free and cost effective as possible in often difficult circumstances. We believe our clients feel completely safe and assured in our hands."

Sally and Laura are accredited FMCA family mediators and offer a fully comprehensive family mediation service on all issues for both privately paying and legally aided clients. Sally is also a direct child consultant and an experienced Professional Practice Consultant supervising other mediators locally.  As lawyers and mediators, Sally and Laura take a constructive and non-confrontational approach whilst also acting robustly as litigators. They are supported in the team by Melanie Webb who is a highly experienced family solicitor and is individually ranked in the Legal 500. Newest member of the team, paralegal Nikol Loutchanska provides support to the family department and is the first point of contact for mediation clients. 

At Consilia Legal we also offer workplace mediation for employment related disputes in order to avoid costly litigation.

We pride ourselves on our talented team of legal advisers who help us achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients. 

To speak to one of our experienced solicitors for some straightforward, pragmatic advice contact us on 0113 322 9222 or at enquiries@consilialegal.co.uk

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Our Head Office

4 Park Place,
Leeds,
West Yorkshire,
LS1 2RU

0113 322 9222
enquiries@consilialegal.co.uk