Meet the Family Team

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Amanda Thurston
Royston Office
01763 241 261


Amanda is a specialist family solicitor with many years of experience. She is keen to help clients find a practical and fair resolution to their issues – avoiding court proceedings where possible.



Amanda is a trained Collaborative Lawyer, which enables her to offer the collaborative approach to her clients – essentially using round table meetings to negotiate settlements rather than litigate matters through the court.



As a member of Resolution, Amanda agrees to conduct family cases in a reasonable and responsible manner, but will not hesitate to use emergency court action if needed to protect a client’s position.



Amanda is on the SRA Family Law Panel and the Hertfordshire Law Society Council. She also helped to set up both the Hertfordshire Collaborative Pod (a collection of lawyers, IFAs and family counsellors who want to help clients resolve family and relationship issues in a dignified way), and the Hertfordshire branch of Resolution.



When not advising clients Amanda enjoys travel, making jam and bell-ringing….just don’t call her a campanologist !



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Vijaya Sumputh
Enfield Office
020 8363 4444

Vijaya is wholeheartedly committed to getting the best results for her clients while preserving vital family relationships. She is exposed to a wide range of clients from a variety of backgrounds.


She has a wealth of knowledge over a broad range of matrimonial proceedings relating to divorce and financial disputes involving complex issues and high net-worth clients; separation and cohabitation disputes; and private children law proceedings. Her great strength lies in issues of wealth preservation and family assets, particularly via pre and post nuptial agreements.


Vijaya tackles the unique subject matter of each case with a creative approach. She is equally comfortable with pragmatic negotiation or an adversarial approach as required. Vijaya is a member of Resolution (formerly the SFLA) and a member of the Law Society Family Law Panel.


Away from the office, Vijaya can often be seen chauffeuring her eight year old daughter; she also enjoys travel and music.


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Claire North
Hoddesdon Office
01992 463727

Claire is a specialist Family solicitor with a particular interest in matters relating to Divorce and Financial Remedies.
She also has experience in other areas of Family law such as cohabitation, separation, matters relating to children and in the drafting of all manner of agreements to include separation agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements amongst others.
Claire is a member of Resolution and as such is keen to resolve Family related issues in a fair, reasonable and non-confrontational manner.
In her spare time Claire is an avid football supporter, she enjoys music having sung with a band previously and she also enjoys going to the theatre.


Lisa Honey
Royston Office
01763 241 261

Lisa qualified as a solicitor in 2015 having successfully completing her Legal Practice Course at the University of Hertfordshire. Lisa specialises in all aspects of family law and deals with matters covering a range of issues including divorce and financial settlements, separation following the breakdown of a relationship, children matters, domestic abuse and injunctions. In addition, Lisa provides expert advice on co-ownership when purchasing property and also deals with pre and post nuptial agreements. Lisa provides a personal high level service to each of her clients whilst still maintaining a robust and pragmatic approach where required.  

In her spare time Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and travelling abroad. She also has a particular interest in wildlife, nature and environmental protection.



Denise Jones
Enfield Office
020 8363 4444

Denise works for Vijaya Sumputh in the Family team at the Enfield office.

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Maria Demetriou
01992 463 727

Maria works for Amanda Thurston in the Family team at the Hoddesdon office.

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Tina Huffer
Royston Office
01763 241 261

Tina works for the Family team at the Royston office.