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 6 highly experienced family practitioners all of whom are fully qualified Solicitors of many years standing.
Glynis is Head of Practice and is the founder of the Leicester based firm. She is flanked by Gayle Rowley, Lisa-Marie Leanders, Angela Maxfield, Louise Scott, Florence Ashcroft-Lane and Rina Mistry all of whom are well-seasoned family lawyers and command excellent reputations in their areas of expertise. The team has nearly 100 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 – Director Solicitor and Mediator
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 – Director 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.
Angela Maxfield – Senior Family Solicitor
Angela Maxfield joined the team at Glynis Wright & Co in January 2017 bringing with her over 20 years’ experience in family law.
During her career Angela has worked for large and medium-sized firms gaining knowledge and experience assisting and advising clients with a variety of different financial circumstances and difficulties arising as a result of the breakdown of a relationship.
Angela has advised and assisted clients who are or have been in heterosexual and same sex relationships, whether they are married, cohabiting or in civil partnerships.
Louise Scott – Senior Family Solicitor
Louise Scott qualified as a solicitor in 1993 at a highly regarded Nottingham law firm.
She immediately specialised in family law and has as a consequence over 20 years’ experience in this area of law. Louise graduated from Leicester University in 1989 and has lived in Leicester ever since. She completed her Law Society Finals at Nottingham Law School in 1991.
Louise has been an Accredited Specialist with Resolution since 2004 gaining recognition as a specialist in Finances on Divorce and private Children matters. Louise was amongst the first lawyers in the Leicester area to receive this Accreditation which she has retained ever since.
Rina Mistry – Family Solicitor
Rina Mistry started her training at a high street firm in Luton and qualified as a solicitor in July 2013. Rina immediately specialised in family law and therefore has gained experience in all aspects of Family Law.
Rina obtained her Degree at De Montfort University in Leicester and went on to successfully completing her Legal Practice Course with a Distinction. Rina has also obtained accreditation with Resolution, gaining recognition as a specialist in matrimonial finance and private children law.
Zara Gasztowicz – Trainee Solicitor
Zara joined Glynis Wright & Co in November 2019 as a paralegal and was promoted to Trainee Solicitor within a matter of six months owing to her exceptional work ethic and quick understanding of all family law issues.
Zara graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2018 with a First Class Degree in Biology. During her second year at University, she started working as a legal secretary for a local law firm, and soon became a paralegal. After graduating, Zara enrolled on the GDL (“law conversion”) at De Montfort University and was awarded the Thomson Reuters Prize for outstanding academic excellence for obtaining the highest mark in her year.