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With over 25 years experience as a family law solicitor, clients describe Lorraine as, “first class”, “approachable and knowledgeable”, “very professional” and “a tenacious but empathetic lawyer who obtains outstanding results.” She is one of the go-to lawyers in the region for matrimonial, cohabitation and children cases.


Background & Expertise

Lorraine joined Aaron & Partners in 2004 to establish the Family Department and was made a Partner in 2006. She has degrees in law (University of Sheffield) and humanities (University of Ulster) and has also studied history and American constitutional law at the University of North Carolina.

Lorraine has successfully represented a wide range of clients – from teachers, doctors, farmers, business owners and their ex-partners/spouses to well-known names from the worlds of television, politics and Premier League football. She is based in Chester and Shrewsbury but draws her clients from across the country and overseas.


Specialisations & Personal Achievements

Lorraine has extensive experience in dealing with all aspects of matrimonial and family law, particularly cases involving financial issues arising from separation or divorce. These matters are often high value and technically complex, business assets, pensions, trusts, inherited wealth, “hidden” monies and assets located outside the UK.

Lorraine’s robust approach, attention to detail and clear advice enables clients to resolve issues and move on with their lives. She is focussed on problem-solving and aims to find solutions to disputes that minimise the impact of separation on children.

Most of Lorraine’s work results from recommendations from previous clients and she has been ranked for many years in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories. She is a member of Resolution, the nationwide association of lawyers committed to resolving family and matrimonial issues in a constructive way.


Recent Work Examples

  • Advising in a £50m+ financial settlement involving the wife of the owner of a high street retailer.
  • Representing a farmer in a high-value matrimonial case involving substantial and complex assets.
  • Achieving a successful outcome in a highly-contentious, multi-party children-matter relating to child arrangements
  • Acting for an American client where the asset-base included overseas property and a multi-million dollar international trust fund.
  • Advising on, and drafting, a Cohabitation Agreement for a Premier League footballer.
  • Representing a client in divorce and financial proceedings where both parties are television celebrities and which involved negotiating the division of assets in their production company.

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I have worked with Lorraine for over 20 years throughout a rather difficult divorce process. At the outset I had two very young children who were my main concern and because of that, finding a solicitor that put family first was most important. Lorraine has always been highly competent and professional, and delivered her advice in a friendly and accessible manner. She was always on hand to advise on each new situation as it arose and would be straightforward with what actions to take. Besides her total understanding of the situation and the law, Lorraine possesses emotional intelligence that sets her apart from her peers. I took great comfort knowing that Lorraine knew my situation and feelings throughout the matter.
Lorraine Saunders deals with complex divorce cases and has always been proactive and extremely organised. She is positive and efficient in all of my experience of working with her. Lorraine will always try to avoid unnecessary conflict and court proceedings, while making every attempt to ensure the best outcomes for the needs of her clients.
The Legal 500
I have received first class legal representation from Lorraine Saunders from March 2011 to the present day. At my first meeting with Miss Saunders, I immediately felt that she is a warm, friendly and caring person who understood my fragile emotional state and the problems I was having.
Miss Saunders is very professional, hard working and thorough and it gave me great confidence to know that she was always available to give advice and support, even out of office hours. I therefore would not hesitate to recommend Miss Saunders to any prospective clients.
I am writing to express my gratitude for the outstanding service I have received throughout my recent divorce proceedings. I chose Lorraine Saunders following a recommendation from a colleague. I most certainly made the right decision.
I just wanted to thank you for successfully negotiating on my behalf to reach the financial settlement we have reached this week. You’ve really helped me a great deal.
Lorraine and her team were always at the end of the phone when I needed them to give me advice, responding to my queries within a couple of hours… Through an extremely difficult two years I feel that I have received professional advice and support on every level of this process, with a resolution that I was very satisfied with.
Lorraine Saunders is listed as a recommended individual in Private client - Family  - North West.
The Legal 500
Lorraine Saunders is listed as a recommended individual in Private client - Family  - Elsewhere in the West Midlands.
The Legal 500
Lorraine Saunders is ‘very measured and calm'.
The Legal 500
Lorraine Saunders of Aaron & Partners LLP has significant experience representing clients in financial remedy cases, most notably for clients in the public eye. Sources say: "She is extremely personable and approachable. She demonstrates expertise in her field with empathy and understanding".
Chambers & Partners