Charles Le May
I am a partner in the family department. I'm a trained collaborative solicitor and mediator and have been practising in the field of family law for over 30 years.
I predominantly deal with cases involving separation, divorce and cohabitation breakdown.
I frequently handle negotiations and disputes over the family home, the assets of the parties and pensions.
I offer resolution of divorces and financial disputes by collaborative law and also by mediation.
I'm an accredited specialist in the areas of financial matters after separation/divorce and in issues arising between unmarried couples and also accredited to help with disputes in same sex relationships.
I also specialise in high wealth cases and in advising on and preparing prenuptial agreements and cohabitation contracts to ensure my clients’ wishes are recorded to avoid a court hearing. I also work on matters involving issues relating to children, including residence, frequency and quality of contact.
Before joining the firm, I qualified in 1985 and became a Partner for a private practice in Lewes in 1991. For six years I specialised in police defence actions; returning to family work in 2001.
At work I am particularly interested in developing junior colleagues and helping them to become more efficient and effective.
Outside of work, I enjoy gardening, cricket and music from the mid seventies onwards.
“Friendly, personable, Charles was efficient with good advice whilst making me feel like he cared. Excellent, would definitely recommend.”
EG - February 2019
"I found the service very supportive. My situation was very stressful but Charles was able to explain the situation clearly which really helped. The charges on invoices were explained to me clearly so that there were no surprises. All staff were friendly and helpful at the Lewes office."
EW - October 2019