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.
I have been very PLEASED with the legal work that Mayo Wynne Baxter has carried out for me. I can not fault it. And I would certainly recommend your firm to anyone who required legal services.
Last year, Adrian Sharpin prepared a new Will for me and now he is organising a Power of Attorney for me.
Charles le May has given me excellent legal advice over the matter of a financial settlement - for which I am enormously grateful. He worked very hard for me and obtained the settlement I wanted.
When I visited your offices in both your Eastbourne and the Lewes office, I always received a very friendly and professional welcome.
I noticed the difference with your firm as unfortunately, I had previously dealt with another Eastbourne firm of Solicitors whose lack of professionalism and inefficiency had to be experienced to be believed.
Years ago, I worked as a Legal Secretary to a 'Probate, Wills and Trusts' Partner in a top firm of Lawyers, so I feel I do know what I am talking about!
Anonymous - September 2020
"Charles listened to my story with empathy and completely understood how to sensitively deal with the situation."
JG - February 2019