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.

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