Hannah Lester

Family Law Solicitor

Helping families work through their legal issues and meeting people from all walks of life is one of the most enjoyable aspects of my role as Family Law Solicitor.

Hannah Lester, Family Law Solicitor

How I can help:

Pre-nuptial agreements

Cohabitation agreements

Separation

Children and custody agreements

Financial settlements

Grandparents rights

Memberships and Qualifications

Graduate Diploma in Law
Legal Practice Course (LPC)
Member of Resolution

As a Family Law Solicitor I specialise in the areas of children and divorce – helping families to work through often complex issues in the most compassionate and understanding way.

Our family law department works very closely as a team and cover all areas of family law including pre-nuptial agreements or grandparents rights, to issues surrounding divorce and separation.

Both our Family Law Partner, Joanne Matthews, and myself are members of Resolution – this means that we approach all of our client matters in a non-confrontational and constructive way, working to minimise conflict and reduce the impact of separation and divorce on children.

After graduating with a Diploma in Law at the University of East Anglia, I worked as a paralegal specialising in Children Act Proceedings for two years.

Following this, I completed my training contract at a firm in Norfolk, before joining Burnett Barker Solicitors.

When you speak with me about your family law issues, I will advise you on your options going forward. You will not have to make any decisions there and then of course, and I would invite you to ask any questions you may have.

Often, I am able to reach agreement on your behalf, avoiding the need for attending Court. Where going to Court is one of your options however, I will talk you through proceedings so that you are fully aware of the next steps.

More about Hannah

When I’m not working, I love to enjoy long walks in the countryside as well as a bit of shopping – something that living in Bury St Edmunds makes very easy. I am also attempting to study French, so feel free to test me out when we meet.

Contact Hannah

01284 701131

In the office I am supported by:

Laura Day, Legal Secretary

Laura Day

Family Law Secretary

As Family Law Secretary, I am the first point of contact for clients - arranging appointments and telephone conferences and generally keeping all parties up to date on what's happening. Whilst Family law can be complex and challenging at times,  it can so be rewarding and I very much enjoy helping families to resolve their issues in the best possible way.

Articles by Hannah

Supporting children through a divorce

Supporting your child through a family break-up

By Joanne Matthews | May 30, 2019

The breakdown of a relationship can be a traumatic time for both parties, but it can feel even worse if children are involved. Our expertise has given us an understanding of how you can fully support your child throughout the process.

Civil partnerships have been extended to heterosexual couples

Divorce rates hit 44-year low but still vital to consider careful planning

By Joanne Matthews | November 22, 2018

Divorce rates are at their lowest level for 44 years according to a new report which has been published by the Office of National Statistics.

Civil partnerships have been extended to heterosexual couples

Civil Partnerships to be extended to mixed-sex couples

By Joanne Matthews | November 1, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed that all couples in England and Wales will soon be able to choose between a civil partnership or a marriage. But what does this mean? What is the difference between a civil partnership and a marriage? We take a look….