Welcoming Sally Leaman to Nexa

Sally has over 30 years’ experience of resolving family law disputes. She is based in the Manchester / Cheshire area but also regularly represents clients in Staffordshire and the West Midlands area and  has acted in cases nationwide.

Areas of work:

Divorce and financial settlements

Disputes regarding the arrangements for children

Property disputes after relationship breakdown

Living together agreements

Pre and Post Nuptial agreements

Inheritance Act claims

Areas of expertise:

Sally’s cases have included advising on complex financial settlements involving family businesses, multi million pound asset bases, trust assets and significant property portfolios.

She frequently represents professionals such as doctors, lawyers, company directors, teachers, business owners and high-profile individuals.

Sally has a particular expertise in representing police officers nationwide and has built up a specialist knowledge in the issues relevant to this profession, for example, pension provision on divorce enabling her to provide invaluable and practical advice to her clients to achieve a favourable outcome targeted to her clients’ specific needs.

Sally’s objective is to help guide clients through what can be a very difficult time to ensure they understand all the options open to them and feel supported in making the decisions that are right for them to move forward.


Always committed to seeking the best resolution to family disputes for her clients whatever the size of the case, Sally will achieve an agreed settlement outside the court process where possible, although she also represents clients tenaciously in court proceedings where needed.

Sally understands the financial demands on individuals at times of relationship breakdown and will always explore with clients the most cost effective way of dealing with their case.

What clients say:

‘I would highly recommend Sally, she made me feel at ease with her caring and professional approach. She gave me sound advice and guided me through a very difficult period with her years of experience and knowledge and made me feel supported at every step’.

‘It’s hard to put into words how grateful I was for having Sally Leaman on my side during divorce proceedings. It was a horrible experience I never thought I would have to go through, but Sally was amazing, very kind and considerate and she kept me updated with everything, her professional guidance was second to none’.

‘All my issues were delt with in a calm empathetic manner which gave me confidence to continue with all the proceedings. The amount of work Sally put into my divorce case was unbelievable. I never felt at any time anything was too much trouble, Sally had my back 24-7. Sincere heartfelt thanks.’

‘Highly conscientious and excellent with clients’   Legal 500

‘Stands out for her calm and reassuring approach’  Legal 500

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