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.

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 [2006] 1 FLR 1186 (House of Lords)
  • Re G (Children) [2006] 2 FLR 629 
  • L v (1) L (2) H (a firm) [2007] 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:

Charlotte Leyshon‘s expertise lies in prenuptial agreements, and she is also well versed in high-value financial cases and Children Act matters. She is highlighted by interviewees for having an “empathetic but realistic manner with her clients,” who are said to have “deep trust in her judgement and advice.” Chambers and Partners 2017

Assertive and dynamic’ senior associate Charlotte Leyshon handles a range of issues including more niche matters such as dissolution of civil partnerships and pre-nuptial agreements, where she is known for her ‘empathetic approach’ and her ‘complete focus on achieving the best outcomes for her clients. Legal 500 2017

Chambers and Partners 2016 described Charlotte as “well versed in high-value financial cases and children act matters” and that her clients have “deep trust” in her “judgment and advice”.

Charlotte was appointed to the Board of Cardiff Business Club in 2016.

Charlotte is a committed member of Resolution.

Lucy is a senior associate at Lux Family Law. She advises on all aspects of family law matters arising from the breakdown of a relationship between married couples, civil partners and unmarried couples, including divorce, separation, financial and children issues. Lucy also advises on relationship agreements including prenuptial and cohabitation agreements.

Lucy’s focus is on providing clear, pragmatic advice whilst maintaining an empathetic approach, taking all available opportunities to minimise conflict where possible.

Lucy’s cases have involved a wide range of issues, including advising individuals with assets within complex business structures, and high or complicated income streams. Lucy also has experience of advising on a wide range of private children law matters, including applications for leave to remove children from the jurisdiction.

Lucy was named as a Rising Star by The Legal 500 UK 2020 and recommended for family law with the editorial noting that Lucy is known for adopting a “compassionate approach”. In The Legal 500 UK 2019 Lucy was also noted to provide “clear, structured and well-informed advice”.

Lucy trained and qualified as a solicitor at Hugh James before moving to Lux Family Law in December 2019.

She studied Law and Criminology at Cardiff University where she achieved an upper second class honours. Lucy also completed the Legal Practice Course at Cardiff University.

Lucy is a member of Resolution.

Kate is a solicitor at Lux Family Law and joined the team in May 2021. She advises on all aspects of family law, including divorce and dissolution, matrimonial finances, separation, cohabitee disputes, and matters involving children.

She studied Law at Cardiff University, where she received an upper second-class honours degree, and also received the Family Law Prize for achieving the highest result in the family law course. She then went on to study the LPC and Master of Laws at Swansea University, where she focused her masters dissertation on assessing the laws available to cohabitants upon separation, achieving an overall distinction.

Kate has previously worked at several large law firms and also for the local authority before commencing her training contract at a specialist family law firm in Cardiff. Kate qualified as a family solicitor in May 2021 before joining Lux Family Law.

Kate goes the extra mile for her clients, adopting a professional and caring approach. Kate is naturally empathetic and aims to put her clients at ease whilst she guides them through the legal process. Kate tailors the service she provides to suit her individual clients appreciating their different needs, and focuses on building trust with her clients.

Outside work, Kate enjoys attending musical festivals and the theatre, and has volunteered at Cardiff Family Court’s Support Through Court scheme, where she provided free legal advice to people going through the court process.

Kate is a member of Resolution.

Emily joined the team in March 2019. She studied Law at the University of Warwick and graduated in 2018 with an upper second-class honours. Emily is currently in her first year of the part-time Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Bristol.

During her undergraduate studies Emily held an elected committee position for the University of Warwick Dancesport Team.

Emily was selected for the Sutton Trust US Programme in 2014 after achieving 10 A*s and 1 A at GCSE. Emily spent the summer in Yale University, Harvard University and other prestigious US colleges.

Emily has prior legal experience, having worked within a niche legal insurance department running her own caseload of files.

Emily strives to provide the best client care and support, whilst ensuring clients are happy and at ease with the legal process.

Outside of work, Emily takes part in Latin American formation dancing.

Emily is a member of Young Resolution.

Molly joined Lux Family Law as a paralegal in April 2021. She studied Law at Cardiff University and graduated with a second upper class honours in 2019. During her studies, Molly volunteered pro-bono at Cardiff University’s Innocence Project and worked on cases where prisoners claim they have suffered a miscarriage of justice.

Molly is looking forward to starting the part-time Legal Practice Course at the University of Law commencing September 2021. Molly has previous legal experience where she ran her own caseload on alleged fraudulent personal injury claims. Molly ensures that clients feel supported and at ease with the legal process whilst providing the best client care. Outside of work, Molly enjoys walking her dogs Vinnie and Bella.


Lux Family Law
1 Pontcanna Street
CF11 9HQ
029 2019 7203
07539 203 934