Glynis Wright & Co is a niche, specialist family law and mediation firm in the city centre of Leicester at Bowling Green Street.
The team comprises 4 highly experienced family practitioners all of whom are fully qualified Solicitors of many years standing.
Glynis is Head of the Practice and is the founder of the Leicester based firm. She is flanked by Stephanie Kyriacou, Gayle Rowley and Lisa-Marie Leanders. All of whom are well-seasoned lawyers and command excellent reputations in their areas of expertise and can boast nearly 50 years of family law experience between them.
Glynis Wright – Head of Practice
Glynis graduated from Leicester University in 1984 with a BA (Hons) in English and Philosophy and then entered local government most latterly working in the field of economic development.
Glynis decided that she wished to become a lawyer and took the decision to return to University in 1999 where she undertook a conversion degree course at De Montfort University in Leicester followed by the Legal Practices Course. She completed the LPC with multiple Distinctions and was awarded the special status of Student of the Year by the Law Society for having achieved the highest marks for her academic year at De Montfort University.
Gayle Rowley – Senior Family Solicitor
Gayle Rowley began her training to be a Solicitor at a highly regarded local Leicester firm in 1995 and qualified as a Solicitor into the profession in 1997. She immediately specialised in family law and consequently brings over 17 years family law experience to the team. Gayle knew from early on that she wished to study law.
She obtained a First Class law degree from the University of Sheffield, winning the Herbert Smith prize in her final year and went on to obtain a Distinction on the Legal Practice Course. In 2004 Gayle was one of only a handful of family lawyers in Leicester at that time to obtain accreditation with Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association), gaining recognition as a specialist in matrimonial finance and private children law. Gayle is also a member of the Law Society Family Law Panel.
Lisa-Marie Leanders – Associate Family Solicitor
Lisa-Marie graduated from Leicester University in 1999 and then completed the Legal Practice Course with commendation at the College of Law in Chester. Lisa-Marie began her training in 2001 and went on to qualify as a Solicitor at a local law firm in 2003. She is a specialist in her field having practiced family law exclusively for over 13 years.
Lisa-Marie was born and bred in Leicester and has been an active member of the legal community here. Lisa-Marie was nominated for a Pro Bono Award in 2005 for her legal advice clinic with Leicestershire charity Helping Hands and became heavily involved with the committee of the Leicester Young Solicitors Group, holding the position of Chair from 2006 – 2007.
Stephanie Kyriacou – Family Solicitor
Stephanie Kyriacou began her training to be a Solicitor at a highly regarded local Leicester firm in 2011 and qualified as a Solicitor into the profession in 2014.
Stephanie had a keen interest in the legal profession from as early as secondary school and then after completion of her training contact, decided specializing in family law was a natural choice for her.
Stephanie obtained a First Class Degree from the University of Leicester and then went on to obtain a Distinction on the Legal Practice Course at De Montfort University.