Michelle Saxton

Practice group head

About me

Head of the family department. Supervising other family lawyers in the company and providing law updates to them. Have a client base in excess of 100 files ranging from divorce and financial matters to child arrangements. I have worked in family law since I was 19 when I started a training contract at Sheltons solicitors in Hucknall. I worked there for 6 years before moving on to pastures new and running my own family department. I stayed in law until 2007. I then took a career break and worked in police custody for 8 years before returning to family law at Edward Hands and Lewis which had also taken over Sheltons solicitors where it had all started!


Michelle Saxton

Area of expertise
All areas of Family Law including divorce, separation, financial matters, child arrangements, Grandparent’s rights, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, Cohabitation disputes, Change of Name Deeds
Professional qualification
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Years experience
20 years experience in family law
Family Law Panel Member and member of Resolution
Professional information
I worked whilst studying through CILEX which meant that I was earning and able to study from home. I qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2004. I am also a member of the Family Law Panel and Resolution which means that I follow their Code of Practice in that the process of separating, sorting out finances and child care can should be done in a way that minimises conflict and keeps the best interests of any children at the heart.
Hobbies and interests


"I'm finally getting to see my son after almost two years of not seeing him and looking forward to rebuilding my relationship up with my son again after not being allowed to see him for almost two years. Thank you Michelle” January 2022.

“I was very happy with the service provided by Michelle Saxton in both my Divorce and Financial Remedy proceedings. In hindsight, I should have employed her services for my Child Arrangement proceedings as well, as compared to the services provided by another firm, Edward Hands & Lewis were far better. I felt supported throughout by Michelle and would recommend her services and use them again if need be.”


Michelle Saxton

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