KAREN FLEMING Director
SRA/Law Society ID 137689
Karen is a Solicitor who qualified in 1987 and has specialised in Family Law ever since. Karen’s approach is to support and reassure our clients at what is often a very difficult time in their lives.
Having experienced divorce herself and witnessed first-hand the effect this had on her children, Karen has developed an empathy not always seen in her profession. Karen sees divorce not just from her perspective as an expert, but also from her clients’ point of view. She acts with tenacity for her client, whether that be the man or the woman or whether perceived as the one at fault or not. Karen’s professional manner aims to avoid protractive negotiations and court proceedings. When these cannot be avoided, she will guide and assist her clients with what can be a trying time.
Out of work, Karen enjoys spending time with her two grown up daughters. She is a keen football fan and a season ticket holder at the Amex. Karen also enjoys keeping fit, the theatre, eating out and blue sky holidays.
LORRAINE HOAD PA
Lorraine has worked as a legal secretary in Family Law for over 15 years and has experience in all areas of Family Law. She has worked with Karen for over ten years, providing general assistance to include corresponding with clients and solicitors acting for the other side, drafting divorce and court documentation, dealing with client queries and preparing accounts.
Lorraine is married with two lovely young sons who keep her busy when she is not working. She enjoys holidays with her family, cycling, reading, ‘Bounce Fit’ classes and socialising.
PAULA WOOD Office Manager
Paula worked as a receptionist in a law firm when she first left school over 30 years ago and has enjoyed returning to this position in the last couple of years. She worked at another law firm as a receptionist where she met Karen before joining her in her new venture. She enjoys meeting and dealing with the clients and assisting where possible in everyday duties.
Out of work, Paula enjoys holidays in the sun and socialising with her many friends and family.
ELAINE SMITH Consultant Solicitor
SRA number 36429
Elaine was previously a Partner and Head of the Company and Commercial Department at a local firm in Worthing where she met Karen. Her speciality is in Employment Law, having successfully gained a Master’s Degree in that area. She has joined Fleming & Co as a Consultant Solicitor dealing with Employment Law issues for both employers and employees. Elaine also deals with Debt Collection matters.
Elaine is married with two grown-up children, both working with airlines, so when she is not working, she takes full advantage of concessionary travel. She also enjoys theatre, cinema and eating out.