Lux is a private client offering created by Charlotte Leyshon. It is an exceptional family law service for the most discerning of clients. Charlotte is committed to providing an innovative, exclusive and personalised family law service.
Charlotte has specialised in private family law since 2003. Charlotte practised family law at the highest level in London until returning to South Wales in 2013 where she quickly became recognised as a market leader.
Since its inception in 2018 Lux Family Law has already become one of the market leaders in family law in South Wales dealing with cases at the highest of levels. Charlotte and the team recently acted for the Husband in the reported financial remedy case Traharne v Limb  EWFC27.
Testimonials within the Legal 500 2022 describe Lux as “a boutique family law practice which exclusively comprises women lawyers, but likely to appeal to male and female clients alike. It pitches itself at the higher end of the Cardiff and South Wales divorce market and attracts a lot of high-net-worth clients”.
‘Lux has taken the South Wales family law market by storm. It has positioned itself as the front-runner in high-net-worth and complex private children work. Notwithstanding its size and relative youth it has made the established firms sit up and take notice.’
Charlotte worked at media law firm Davenport Lyons in Mayfair where she first acted for high profile media figures, celebrities, sports persons or their spouses.
Charlotte later joined Family Law in Partnership, a Covent Garden based niche firm, widely regarded as forward thinking and innovative in the London market. There, Charlotte acted for celebrities, entrepreneurs, business men and women and City professionals. It was in this role that Charlotte forged relationships with some of the UK’s leading sets of family Chambers, individual barristers and other family law practitioners. Charlotte dealt with cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the House of Lords, now the Supreme Court.
Charlotte was involved in the following high profile/reported cases:-
- Miller v Miller; McFarlane v McFarlane  1 FLR 1186 (House of Lords)
- Re G (Children)  2 FLR 629
- L v (1) L (2) H (a firm)  EWHC 140 (QB)
In the summer of 2013 Charlotte returned to South Wales and began working as an Associate in the family department at top 100 law firm Hugh James. With her London network Charlotte was able to practise in both the Cardiff and London offices. Charlotte was quickly promoted to Senior Associate before taking over as Head of the Family Department.
Charlotte quickly built a reputation as one of the leading family lawyers in Cardiff. This is reinforced by what the legal directories say about her: