Meet the Team

Stephanie Walmsley

Solicitor / Practice Manager


Steph qualified as a solicitor in 2003, after training with award winning Legal 500 and local Norwich firm, MJP solicitors. After heading their family department, Steph moved to FLC in 2006 and subsequently became a director in the company.

Steph takes a down to earth, no nonsense approach. The family lawyers’ group, Resolution, operates a rigorous accreditation scheme so that the public can recognise those lawyers who are truly family law specialists. Steph is an accredited Resolution specialist in divorce finance and domestic abuse cases, and she also holds The Law Society’s own family law panel accreditation.

Steph is sympathetic, clear and approachable and she works hard to help her clients through life’s challenges, using her legal skills to achieve realistic goals. She always acts with consideration, respect and honesty.

Steph’s clients say of her:

“She was a star for me and kept me on the straight and narrow. She kept the light shining at the end of the tunnel. She was a pleasure to work with from a professional point of view and also personal.”

Steph is married to Tom, a landscape designer, and they have a young son, Joseph, who keeps Steph busy when she’s not at work.

Steph is also our super organised, reliable and efficient practice manager who keeps everything running smoothly. Steph has the responsible and demanding task of managing all the ‘behind the scenes’ day to day running of the office. Steph does this with finesse and provides significant support to the firm’s solicitors , enabling them to focus on casework and client care.

Robin Wide

Director & Solicitor
Collaborative Lawyer

Robin originally trained as a barrister but decided to become a solicitor, enjoying the greater level of day to day client contact, as well as court work, that the solicitor role affords.

Robin qualified in 2006 and has specialised in family law ever since, taking a particular interest in complex financial and international child abduction cases. Robin is also a Resolution trained collaborative family lawyer and a member of the region’s collaborative law pod. Robin can also advise on making your will.

Robin takes an unflappable, decisive and pragmatic approach to his work that is often appreciated by clients who feel they need structure and an action plan to move forward with their case.

One of Robin’s clients says:

“I found Robin to provide excellent service as well as allowing myself to be slightly unprofessional at stressful times during the case. I also found a fixed price scheme to be satisfying and easy to follow. A one off payment per stage allows you to focus on the case and takes that stress away allowing you to not worry about hidden costs suddenly biting you”

When not at work, Robin enjoys spending time with his children, Harry and Lily.

Daniel Galagher


Daniel graduated in 1999 from the University of Denver College of Law and Graduate School of Social Work; earning both a Juris Doctor and Master of Social Work. Daniel earned a Distinction in his Trial Advocacy Course at University – receiving the highest grade in the class presided over by an experienced County Court Judge. He was admitted to the Bar in Colorado in 2001 and then to the Bar of Washington state in 2002. He, his wife and children relocated to East Anglia on the 22nd June 2015. Having re-trained as a solicitor here in England and Wales, he joined the Roll in 2008.

In his spare time Daniel enjoys music of all sorts, literature, history, movies, and writes his own music. His four children are the joy of his life.

Daniel has a keen interest in children, youth and families, having specialised in these areas during his Social Work and Law Degrees. He is perfectly situated to assist individuals in difficult and stressful situations because of this training and other diverse work experience. He is keen to ensure that his clients’ matters are handled with sensitivity, compassion and understanding. Daniel is happy to discuss any family matters that clients bring to him and attempts to help his clients move from a place of potential anguish and strife to one of eventual acceptance. Daniel enjoys advocacy as well and will accept instructions on most hearings – including Final hearings regarding children

Rosemary Mitchell

Accounts Manager

Rosemary has been with the firm since 2007. She is a retired management accountant who is more than happy to busy herself with the day-to-day financial administration of the business. An important part of her role is to control the business bank accounts and ensure that client monies are carefully managed in accordance with Solicitors’ Accounting Rules.

Previously, Rosemary spent 35 years working as a management accountant and payroll and pensions manager for the UK division of a large privately-owned American company. Her hobbies include listening to classical music, knitting, sewing, crochet and reading.


Amy Ottaway (and her four legged support) ABBA

Legal Secretary

Amy is the latest member of our team and her profile will be updated shortly. Welcome Amy and Abba!

Nicola Lamb

Legal Secretary