Law may be something of a dry subject but solicitors Sinclair Law are committed to delivering legal services with a personal touch. With more than 25 years’ experience, Sinclair Law strikes the perfect balance of exceptional customer relations and first-rate service across all issues of family law, wills and probate.
I Love Bramhall met up with director Sandra Sinclair to find out more about what the practice offers and how Sinclair Law has carved out such a standout reputation for setting the benchmark in family law services.
Living and working in Bramhall for a decade, Sandra fell in love with the village’s community spirit, bringing up her son James locally. When the time came to up sticks and move to pastures new, Sandra put her house on the market but returned home later that day to find her son had taken down the sign, such was his desire to stay.
Subsequently, it was some years later that Sandra made the decision to set up her own practice over in Wilmslow. Having experienced the corporate mindset of large law firms, Sandra wanted to bring a human element to her approach, connecting with clients on a personal level. Now in its sixth year, Sinclair Law is a boutique business specialising in family law and dealing directly with clients on a face-to-face basis.
Family law centres around domestic relations and family matters, such as divorce, child custody and guardianship. Whether it’s time to plan for the future with a prenuptial agreement or bring a relationship to an end through separation, Sandra’s personal approach means that clients feel supported throughout the process, from start to finish.
Sinclair Law – which employs eight staff – prides itself on offering a truly personal service, worlds apart from the corporate style of many larger legal practices. Serving customers from across Stockport, Cheshire and South Manchester, the company is committed to providing an ethical service and clear costs with no hidden expenses. In many cases, Sandra is able to offer fixed price divorces; this transparency can help make budgeting easier and relieve some of the pressure during what is often a difficult time.
Clients are welcomed into the firm’s comfortable office and offered a free 30-minute consultation, during which they are free to discuss their situation with the solicitor, who can then outline approximate timeframes and budgetary considerations. Sandra and the team deal directly with clients, building up a relationship with each person who comes through the door and ensuring that every customer receives the highest standard of service.
Family law services are, in many cases, a sensible way of planning for the future, Sandra says. Drawing up a prenuptial agreement may seem unromantic but it’s an insurance policy of sorts to protect each individual’s wealth and avoid a costly split should the unimaginable happen. A divorce can cost in the realm of thousands of pounds, after all – often more than the wedding – so it’s worth spending a small amount of time and money on practical planning.
In the same vein, the firm offers related services in wills, probate and lasting power of attorney; again, as safety mechanisms for the future. Having an official will helps streamline processes following a death and ensures that named recipients receive the estate to which they are entitled. Probate relates to the assurance that a will can be proven in court, if necessary.
Lasting power of attorney, meanwhile, enables named individuals to make decisions on a person’s behalf should they lose cognitive capacity. With growing awareness of dementia and related conditions, it’s never been more important to plan for the future. Lasting power of attorney provides protection for assets and helps guard against avoidable loss of time and expense in years to come.
Being a people person and innately community spirited, Sandra is also committed to giving back and supporting local causes. Sitting as a board trustee at local charity Beechwood Cancer Care, Sandra provides pro bono advice and governance at this invaluable resource for the terminally ill and their families. Sinclair Law also sponsors an all-girls football team over in Heaton Moor, as well as supporting a local non-profit drama school.
Sinclair Law never turns anyone away; whether it’s inheritance tax advice, cohabitation questions or support after a breakup, Sandra and the team are just a phone call or email away and ready to help. To get in touch with the solicitors at Sinclair Law, use the details below.
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