Family Team

Frances Lindsay, Senior Partner

Frances Lindsay is a qualified solicitor, member of Resolution, Mediator, Collaborative Lawyer and Arbitrator. You can find more information about these organisations in our Useful Links section.

Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Frances took some time to get married, have a few children and work as a software trainer in the days when computers were coal-fired. She then worked as a head hunter in the financial sector before getting a divorce. Still en-route to her legal qualification, she re-married and had a few more children. Not only does Frances have many years’ experience as a family lawyer, she also possesses first hand experience of the stress of divorce and of being a single, working parent in a tough world. And in case you think all this has put her off marriage for ever, Frances is pleased to say that she took the plunge again in June 2007. Frances did drive a sensible blue Mini Cooper S but now has something a little more sporty.

Manjit Bains, Partner

Manjit has been practicing Family Law exclusively for 19 years and joined Frances Lindsay in 2018

She has a wide range of experience in all aspects of Family Law and Manjit is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Advanced Financial Provision I, Children Law Private and Domestic Abuse..

Manjit always encourages her clients to consider alternative dispute resolution, the welfare of any children always being a paramount consideration. Her practice is to adopt a methodical approach to her cases to achieve proportionality and an expedient resolution.

Manjit is a great believer in use of plain English and succinct communication.

Testimonials include:

…very professional in how she conducted herself and understanding in her approach…Her knowledge was excellent…but it was the way she explained it which was really key for me…always on hand for any advice and helped me to understand anything that I found confusing or misleading…a credit to her peers…and would not hesitate to refer her again in the future.
SD Slough
I really felt that I was listened to, and my specific needs and feedback was responded too. A good example would be in tailoring communication to the other party to facilitate a positive response
SW High Wycombe
…fantastic and very helpful and explained everything in a way [I] understood.
NW Surrey

Off the pitch:

Manjit enjoys travelling, Power Pilates and dining out

Martin Lambert

I have been a qualified solicitor since 1991. I have undertaken work in most areas of law during this time but have specialized in Divorce and Family Law.

I am originally from Maidenhead. However, I have in recent years worked around the South of England. I returned to Maidenhead in February 2020.

My specialist areas of law are divorce, the financial aspects of divorce, separating unmarried couples and the division of their property, Children law which is primarily child arrangements with each parent and also applications by a parent for maintenance or property from the other parent even if unmarried.

I know the area very well having spent most of my life and career in Berkshire. I can be contacted anytime from 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday.

Stewart Henderson

Stewart attended Sheffield University where he studied Politics before completing a Law conversion course at the University of Birmingham. He went on to complete his Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Guildford.

Stewart trained at Frances Lindsay and qualified as a Solicitor in August 2020. Stewart is quickly building up his own caseload with a particular interest in Divorce, Financial Remedies, Private Children Law and Cohabitee Disputes (TOLATA).

Stewart is currently learning Spanish and enjoys travelling and seeing live music.

Private Client Team

Amanda Chivers – Chartered Legal Executive

Amanda qualified in 1994 and has over 20 years’ experience and joined us in 2018

Amanda’s expertise is in Private client matters including :

  • Wills
  • Administration of estates
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters.

Amanda has a professional yet friendly and compassionate approach to clients.

Outside of the office Amanda enjoys spending time in France with her family and Jack Russell.

Support Team

We are very lucky to have a support team who are very experienced and dedicated. They all help to provide excellent client care service.

Carol Cox – PA to the Family Team

Carol is much more than a Personal Assistant. Carol has a wealth of knowledge and is an invaluable support to all the family team.

Out of the office - Carol enjoys travel, visiting the theatre and Cinema and reading.

Karen Goggin – PA to the Private Client Team

Karen has worked in wills and probate for many years and her understanding and expertise is an asset to the team.

She enjoys communicating with the clients and has a friendly but professional manner.

Out of the office- Karen enjoys walking, reading and baking.

Sheila Hind- Receptionist

Sheila is super organised and greets our clients with a warm and friendly manner. Sheila also performs many other tasks and all the staff rely on her.

Out of the office- Sheila enjoys cooking, reading and dining out.


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