Leanne Hayward

Consultant Solicitor


Leanne qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and has specialised in family law since this time. Leanne has experience in dealing with a wide range of legal issues for both married and unmarried couples including financial remedy proceedings, issues relating to children and domestic abuse injunctions.

In 2014, Leanne completed her foundation training in mediation and is now an accredited family mediator. In addition to her role as a consultant at Richard Nelson she also has her own mediation practice in Shropshire assisting separated couples find mutually suitable resolutions to their issues in mediation.

Leanne prides herself on being empathetic and sensitive to her client’s needs taking a more collaborative approach assisting her clients where possible in avoiding expensive and protracted Court proceedings.

Leanne is a member of Resolution and the Family Mediators Association.

In her spare time, Leanne enjoys being active and spending time with her family, friends and her cocker spaniel, Mylo.

Services & Specialisms

Expert advice & representation in these areas

  • Family

    Issues of family law often come with personal challenges as well as legal. Our solicitors are known for their compassionate approach and commitment to securing the best possible outcome for you and your family.

  • Child Arrangements Orders

    Richard Nelson LLP’s family team can provide legal advice on Child Arrangements orders. When a relationship breaks down between two parents it is hoped that arrangements for the child to see both parents can be finalised amicably. However, in some circumstances, this does not happen. Our Solicitors will help you to reach the best solution for your child.

  • Unmarried Couples Legal Services

    Richard Nelson LLP's family lawyers are able to assist unmarried couples with a range of services, including child arrangements, finances and property law.

  • Financial Settlements

    Richard Nelson LLP’s divorce lawyers are experienced in helping clients to reach the right financial settlement for their divorce. There are many different routes to a financial order, many of which will allow you to avoid taking the matter to court. Our family solicitors will advise you on the options that are best suited to your situation and can provide any of the legal services that are required by different routes to a financial settlement.

Organisations & Accreditations


  • Resolution (Family Law and Dispute Resolution)
  • Family Mediators Association
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