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Our Values and Philosophy

Offices in Leeds, Harrogate and London. Working with clients across the UK and overseas.

Consilia Legal Directors and founders of the firm, Laura Clapton and Marie Walsh share their experience of launching the firm, their key values and the philosophy of the practice.

Our Name – What does consilia mean?

We 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 commercially 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.

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Our Leadership Team

Marie Walsh – Director, Employment Solicitor & Workplace Mediator.

Employment director, Marie Walsh advises a range of businesses, their directors and shareholders on all aspects of HR and employment law issues. Marie 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 employment law advice to suit the individual and commercial needs of my clients in a timely and efficient manner.” Marie is supported by associate employment solicitor Victoria Horner who is a highly experienced solicitor who has worked with Marie for a number of years and employment solicitor Andy Boyde who is recognised by the Legal 500 (2017) as a “next-generation lawyer”.

Marie Walsh


Laura Clapton – Director, Family Solicitor & Family Mediator.

Director Laura Clapton is head of the family law and mediation department and advises individuals on all aspects of relationship breakdown including divorce proceedings, property and finances and child-related issues. She also advises on future planning including pre & post-nuptial agreements. Laura Clapton says “Our aim is always to achieve the best outcome for our clients whilst ensuring that the process is as stress-free and cost-effective as possible in often difficult family circumstances. We believe our clients feel completely safe and assured in our hands.” Laura is supported by Kelly Walters Senior Associate Family Solicitor.

Laura Clapton

Free Initial Discussion

At Consilia Legal Law team are highly experienced in dealing with all types of legal matters. If you would like to have a confidential free initial discussion, please contact our team on 0113 322 9222 or

Award Winning Leeds Family Law Solicitors

At Consilia Legal, we've achieved numerous accolades and recognitions, whether as nominees, finalists, or winners of the prestigious Family Legal Awards. We're also ranked 5th among the top 10 family law solicitors in Leeds City Centre on DIY Legals and in the top 5 best divorce lawyers in Leeds on Kev’s Best.

Our team of expert Leeds family solicitors is dedicated to securing the best outcomes for our clients. We're proud to have our highly regarded family law team featured in the esteemed Chambers and Partners publication as one of the top family/matrimonial teams in Leeds. Our excellent reputation extends throughout the Yorkshire region, and we're ready to represent you with your family law matter, wherever you are located.

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