Gillian Lavelle

Gillian Lavelle

Gillian Lavelle Solicitor FCILEX

PARTNER

E-mail: gillianlavelle@wigansolicitors.com

Expertise


Gillian began her legal career as a legal secretary in an award winning top 500 law firm. Encouraged by the firm who recognised her potential and wishing to progress her career she studied part time and swiftly attained Legal Executive status. She was promoted to a fee earner in December 2006 and to her delight qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in June 2010 specialising in Family Law.

At that point most people would have settled for that, but not Gillian. She made the decision to continue her part time studies at Manchester Metropolitan University to enable her to become a Solicitor. Gillian qualified as a Solicitor in July 2014. Gillian was promoted to Partnership on 1st May 2018.

Gillian has worked in the field of Family Law since 2010 and in the Wigan & Manchester area throughout. She has a wealth of experience in divorce and financial resolutions including property and pension adjustments following a break up. She also has vast knowledge with injunction applications and children and contact issues. She is familiar with all the local Courts and their procedures.

Gillian also specialises in cohabitation disputes (unmarried couples) and has worked with in this area since December 2006. Gillian is able to help in all family breakdowns regardless of whether there is a marriage.

Gillian has worked on approximately 200 cases per year since qualifying as a Legal Executive. Gillian is supervised by senior partner, Caroline Rooks.

Clients like Gillian’s no nonsense approach, the fact that she is down to earth, well organised, well-motivated, thorough in her preparation and accurate in the advice that she gives.

Outside the office Gillian enjoys spending time with her family. She enjoys reading, relaxing and catching up with family time at weekends.

Gillian Lavelle is listed as a Leading Lawyer by Wiselaw

Gillian Lavelle is listed as a Leading Lawyer by Wiselaw

Areas of Expertise


Family Law

Gillian Lavelle is Head of the Department. We offer assistance in all areas of private family law including Divorce, Children, Domestic Abuse & Unmarried Couple (Cohabitation) Disputes.

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General Litigation

If you are involved in a dispute and want to know your legal rights, we have specialist advisors available to represent and advise you throughout your dispute.

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