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 [2022] EWFC27.

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.

Charlotte is the co-founder of the Wales Legal Awards

Lucy is a Director at Lux Family Law having joined the team in December 2019 as a senior associate. 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.

Emily is a trainee solicitor at Lux Family Law. She joined the team as a paralegal in March 2019. Emily studied Law at the University of Warwick and graduated in 2018 with an upper second-class honours. Emily then went on to complete the part-time Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Bristol and achieved a High Distinction. She commenced her training contract with Lux Family Law in July 2021. Emily is an integral part of the Lux Family Law team assisting both Charlotte Leyshon and Lucy Morris on complex matters. Emily played an integral role in the Husband’s legal team on reported case Traharne v Limb [2022] EWFC27.

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