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Lindsey Canning

Director in Family and Divorce

Department:

Family

Experience:

Over 26 years

Education:

Lindsey studied Law at the University of the West of England. She has specialised in Family Law since 1992 when she qualified as a solicitor and has continued to practice in Family Law since.

Main Areas of Work:

  • Advising on prenuptial and cohabitation agreements
  • Divorce
  • Financial issues following the breakdown of relationships including pension provision
  • Claims for capital provision for children
  • Residence and contact disputes involving children and domestic Injunctions

Lindsey is a Resolution Accredited Specialist and a recognised expert in resolving financial issues following the breakdown of a relationship.

Great / Notable achievements at Wake Smith:

  • Lindsey’s work ranges from acting for clients including lawyers, doctors and company directors, whose matters are financially complex to those with a limited income. This work includes dealing with overseas property, ring fencing inherited wealth and discovering hidden assets.
  • Lindsey’s work involving children varies from seeking capital settlements where one parent has significant wealth, to establishing residence and contact but always considering the best interests of the child
  • The domestic injunction work which Lindsey undertakes ranges from cases involving violence or harassment, preventing one party from attending the others place of work, to “freezing” assets where there is a risk of those assets being disposed of within matrimonial proceedings.

What clients say about you:

The ‘extremely calm, patient and sympathetic‘ Lindsey Canning heads up the team and is singled out as ‘an exceptionally good financial remedies practitioner‘ - The Legal 500 UK 2019

"I would have no hesitation in recommending Lindsey Canning and her team, including Victoria Walker regarding family law issues. Professional, friendly and efficient." Jenny Dodsworth

"I would strongly recommend Lindsey Canning and her entire team in Wake Smith. Lindsey had been my solicitor handling my divorce and financial settlement case. Right from start I found her very professional and knowledgeable. She worked with me constantly to ensure I was happy with the service and advice being given to me. She is very experienced and provided valuable legal advice while focusing on keeping costs down as much possible and this is something I really appreciated from Lindsey Canning. I thank the team and Lindsey and wish them best of luck."

Recent articles by Lindsey Canning

Co-parenting during the Coronavirus outbreak
Road to end blame game divorces’ starts
Are temperatures and tempers rising?
Plans to change decades’ old divorce laws
How legislation moulds our lives

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