Lindsey Canning

Director in Family & Divorce




Over 26 years


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:

‘Lindsey Canning dealt with my case and was very helpful every step of the way, and I feel she advised me fantastically.’ -Quoted in The Legal 500 2024

‘I visited around half a dozen divorce solicitors before my appointment with Lindsey Canning at Wake Smith. At the end of our appointment, there was no hesitation in appointing her to represent me. Firstly, she exhibited a superior knowledge to other solicitors I’d met, but more importantly she instantly understood my circumstances and provided assurance that the right result could be achieved for me – she was good to her word.’  - Quoted in The Legal 500 2022

‘In a very difficult time, Lindsey Canning at Wake Smith has been giving excellent, knowledgeable advice and support. Prompt and professional, giving focus and setting priorities in navigating what can be a very confusing process for lay people.’ - Quoted in The Legal 500 2022

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

Couples advised to seek legal advice before mediation
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
New major changes to divorce law in the last 50 years here
Children off to university? How it affects maintenance
Dogs and the law
Pet custody - who gets the dog in a divorce?

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