Who We Are

Lucy Sparks

Director

Lucy deals with a varied caseload across the spectrum of family breakdown, although she specialises in dealing with the financial issues arising from divorce. Lucy deals with her cases in a constructive manner and is known for her pragmatic approach to complex issues and her sensitivity to her clients.

Lucy is a trained collaborative lawyer and mediator and is able to resolve problems effectively using these processes, allowing clients to retain control of their lives. Whilst encouraging clients to find the middle ground with their ex-spouse, Lucy is also prepared to act swiftly and firmly where her clients’ best interests are at risk.

Lucy is keen to resolve matters in a non-confrontational manner wherever possible and is an enthusiastic member of Resolution.

Laura Kinsella

Solicitor

Laura read history at Durham University before completing her GDL and LPC at BPP University in London. She trained at an international commercial firm based in the City. After qualifying in 2020, she worked within their tax department for over a year before moving to Family Law Associates.

Laura has a keen interest in all areas of family law, including divorce and separation, financial disputes, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and arrangements for children.

Laura is a member of Resolution and interested in facilitating an amicable solution wherever possible, however she is also able to support clients through the court process where appropriate.

Patricia MacAvock

Consultant

Patricia has over 35 years’ experience dealing with the issues arising from relationship breakdown. She specialises in resolving financial matters in the context of divorce, civil partnership or cohabitation breakdown and in assisting those who need help to determine the arrangements for the future parenting of their children.

Patricia has an empathetic approach and will help you to resolve your issues in a constructive, robust but conciliatory way. She will explore your aims with care to ensure they are realistic and achievable and help you find practical solutions for dealing with issues as they arise.

Patricia will deploy her long experience as a litigator if needed but is particularly keen to resolve matters by agreement and will strive to do so if at all possible.

Patricia is an accredited mediator and trained collaborative lawyer. She is very enthusiastic about the use of alternative dispute resolution and mediation forms a significant area of her practice.

Toma Masionyte

Office Manager

Toma is the Office Manager and Compliance Manager for Finance Administration. She relocated to London from Lithuania in 2006 and obtained a Law Degree from London Metropolitan University in 2012. She joined Family Law Associates in 2013.

Toma’s legal education and her practical work experience means she understands fully the requirements of a busy practice and is well placed to manage the office systems and case management procedures.