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Cheryl Hennesey , Duncan Lewis , Family Freelance Solicitor , Bristol

Cheryl Hennesey


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Profile / Experience

I am a Consultant Solicitor within the Family and Child Care Department at Duncan Lewis.

I specialise in divorce and financial matters within family and child care law. This includes financial disputes arising from pension sharing, business share holding, multiple properties and share distribution.

I am experienced in dealing with private children disputes, cohabiting disputes, pre and post nuptial agreements and a variety of domestic violence issues. I encourage clients to resolve their disputes amicably and without the added complexity and cost of taking a case to court.

I am a member of Resolution, a Family Law Association for Solicitors who are committed to resolving family matters fairly and amicably. I am also a member of the Law Society's Family Panel which means I have demonstrated the required level of competence and specialist knowledge, as defined by the Law Society in Family law.


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC)
  • BA Hons in Law and Criminology


  • Consultant at Duncan Lewis 2015-present
  • Locum Solicitor at Brewer Harding & Rowe Jan 17-Sep 17
  • Locum Solicitor at Everys Oct 14-Feb 15
  • Family Solicitor at Kenneth Elliott & Rowe 2007-2012
  • Locum Solicitor at various firms 2005-2007
  • Legal Assistant in Australia Mar 05-July 05
  • Locum Solicitor 2004-2005
  • Family Solicitor at Knowles Benning 2002-2004
  • Qualified as a solicitor with Oldhams in 2002

Notable Cases

Court of Appeal
  • B & Re: S (child) (Removal from Jurisdiction) [2003] - Solicitor with conduct of successful appeal to Court of Appeal for mother who wished to move with the parties' 5 year old son to Australia with her new Australian partner. This case was one of a few that set the trend for removal from jurisdiction cases.

Civil Court
  • 2007 - Solicitor involved in financial dispute of family company worth £1m. Company was also embroiled in litigation dispute with a third party shareholder.

  • 2009 - Solicitor representing an MP in obtaining possession and conduct of sale of home due to lack of cooperation by the other party

  • 2010 - Solicitor for client involving financial settlement of several family businesses worth £8.5m, a trust set up for the parties' children, transfer at an undervalue and family joined as intervenors.

  • 2013 - Solicitor whereby other party had taken a second wife and hidden property and other assets abroad.

Membership & Accreditations

  • Member of Law Society Family Panel
  • Member of Resolution
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