Charles Le May
Charles Le May is a Partner and Head of the Family Team. Charles is a qualified family mediator and collaborative solicitor within the family department and has been with Mayo Wynne Baxter for over 14 years.
Charles deals predominantly with cases involving separation, divorce and cohabitation breakdown.
He frequently handles negotiations and disputes over the family home, the assets of the parties and pensions.
Charles offers resolution of divorces and financial disputes by collaborative law and also by mediation.
Charles is an accredited specialist in the areas of financial matters after separation/divorce and in issues arising between unmarried couples and is also accredited to help with disputes in same sex relationships.
Charles also specialises in high wealth cases and in advising on and preparing prenuptial agreements and cohabitation contracts to ensure that his clients’ wishes are recorded to avoid a court hearing. He also works on matters involving issues relating to children, including residence, frequency and quality of contact.
Before joining the firm, Charles qualified in 1985 and became a Partner for a private practice in Lewes in 1991. For six years he specialised in police defence actions; returning to family work in 2001.
At work Charles is particularly interested in developing his junior colleagues and helping them to become more efficient and effective. Outside of work he enjoys gardening, cricket and music from the mid seventies onwards.
"Charles listened to my story with empathy and completely understood how to sensitively deal with the situation."
JG - 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