Meet the Family Department

Carol Dawe – Solicitor/Head of department

Representing clients in public (where social services are involved) and private law children matters (disputes between parents). I conduct my own advocacy up to and including final hearings for children matters. On occasion, I will instruct a barrister should I feel this will be beneficial.
Further, I represent and advise clients in respect of domestic abuse issues. I also advise and represent clients in respect of divorce and financial settlements upon divorce.
I consider myself to be approachable and avoid using jargon.

Outside of work I enjoy going to boot camp and meeting new people. I also enjoy spending my free time doing fun activities with family.



Anne Morris – Solicitor

I am a Solicitor with over 25 years experience in Family Law. My work includes all aspects of private Law, including divorce, children, finances and co-habitation disputes.

I also do public law work, representing clients who are having difficulties with Social Services in relation to their children.

Our family team are all members of Resolution, a National Organisation committed to a constructive, non-confrontational approach to divorce, separation and other family problems.



Claire Matthews – Paralegal



Sarah Mitchell – Legal Assistant

I am one of the longest serving employees of Jeary & Lewis Solicitors, having joined in May 2004. I initially worked in the conveyancing department, and then moved to the criminal department where I remained for 6 years. In 2013 I helped to develop the Child Care Department, where I now assist three Solicitors.



Danielle Miller – Legal Assistant

I Joined Jeary and Lewis in October 2017 as a Legal Secretary in the Family Department. I am completing my Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Law in Bristol. I have a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. My working experience extends to academic, psychiatric, legal, retail and hospitality industries.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, reading or writing creatively and being active outdoors.