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Our Family Law Team

Anita Boardman, Managing Director

Anita is a partner at AFG LAW in the property and private client department. Initially qualified as a licensed conveyancer, she qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and now also specialises in elderly client services such as wills, lasting powers of attorney, court of protection work and probate. She is also a member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

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Catherine Woolley, Director

Cath has been a qualified solicitor since July 2001. Throughout her career Cath has specialised in family law and, in particular, matters concerning children. In November 2006 she became appointed as a member of the Children Panel as a children representative.

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Emma Cordock, Director

Emma Cordock joined AFG LAW in November 2007. She qualified as a fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in June 2008 and subsequently qualified as a solicitor in April 2011. She currently undertakes family work. She specialises in representing parents and grandparents in care proceedings and working with victims of domestic violence.

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Jill Parratt, Associate Solicitor

Jill advises in all areas of law to do with the break-up of the family or relationship, specialising in private law applications for contact, residence and / or any other issue that may arise in relation to children. Jill acts for both married and unmarried clients on their rights in relation to property and assets upon separation.

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Stacy Fox, Assistant Solicitor

Stacy jointed AFG LAW in July 2018.  She qualified as a solicitor in 2004, and has specialised in family law since qualification. Stacy has worked in high street firms in Greater Manchester since qualifying and since 2013, having successfully gained Children Panel accreditation, has specialised in representing children, parents and family members in care proceedings. […]

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Katie Jackson, Associate Solicitor

Katie joined AFG LAW in 2017 as a family solicitor. She is also a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel.  

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Laura Hitchen, Assistant Solicitor

Laura started working in law firms in 2007, qualifying as a solicitor in 2009, and has specialised in family law since qualification. Laura has worked in Manchester since 2012 and has developed a good reputation both amongst her peers and the charitable/support sector in the city. Laura’s ability to identify and meet her clients’ needs […]

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Jennifer Evans, Solicitor

Jennifer initially trained in civil and reached a senior level as a Deputy Business Unit Director over a department of 60 staff. She was called to the bar in 2010 then took the decision to pursue a desire to practise in family law and retrained, cross-qualifying as a family solicitor in early 2016 and now […]

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Sajeda Alli, Solicitor

After graduating in Law & Business at the University of Central Lancashire, Sajeda commenced her employment within the legal field where she has practiced in a range of areas including Personal Injury, Family Law, Conveyancing and Wills & Probate. Having qualified as a Solicitor in 2018, Sajeda has chosen to specialise in Family Law dealing […]

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Gayle Clipsham, Chartered Legal Executive

Gayle is a chartered legal executive and family lawyer who advises in all areas of public and private family law. She specialises in advising parents, grandparents and other family members regarding care proceedings as well as in relation to difficulties they may be experiencing in respect of contact and residence for children.

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Samantha Calley, Costs Draftsman

Sammi started working in the costs environment in 2010 as an Audio Typist. It was within an external firm that Sammi received training in all areas of Personal Injury, Wills & Probate & Civil dispute costs including Schedules of Costs, Bills of Costs and, following the Jackson Reforms in 2013, Precedent H Cost Budgets. In […]

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Sonia Parveen, Solicitor

Sonia graduated in law 2010, undertook the Bar Training Course and was called to the Bar in 2012. She specialises in family law and has been dealing with both private law and public law matters since 2012. She has a breadth of experience in dealing with care proceedings, private law children proceedings, injunction matters and […]

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Bethany Connor, Trainee Legal Executive

Beth became a Trainee Legal Executive on 1 July 2019 and works closely alongside her supervisor, Emma Cordock (Director). This is assisting Emma in all areas of law including the representation of children. Beth is running her own case load which includes all aspects of Family Law. Including a particular case in the High Court […]

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