Meet the team
As a solicitor and qualified mediator, I am passionate about helping people deal with all the trauma and confusion they feel on relationship breakdown.
I am committed and compassionate but combative if required. My client’s interests always come first.
I have been a family law specialist for over 30 years. In that time I have been committed to promoting agreements in family disputes when appropriate and encouraging putting the interests of any children first.
I’m told I am down-to-earth and friendly. For many years I was BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s only female “legal eagle”.
Finally, I have been a Rotarian since 2004 and remain committed to the principles of Rotary.
Lorraine has worked in legal services for many years in Lincoln and is now our Office Manager. Lorraine makes sure that everything works efficiently from getting you a splendid cup of coffee on arrival at our offices through to arranging all your meetings with our specialist family law solicitors and, on occasions, attending at court with you to assist wherever necessary.
When you are our client, Lorraine will dedicate herself to ensuring that everything works as efficiently and professionally for you as possible.
Rachel has over 10 years’ experience in law having commenced work in the legal sector after graduating from the University of Lincoln with a 2:1 degree in Criminology in 2008. Rachel moved to Diane Genders Solicitors in 2012 and has been Diane’s secretary since that time. Since joining the firm Rachel has progressed in her knowledge by studying with CILEx to complete her Paralegal studies.
In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going for walks in the country and going on trips away both abroad and in this country.
Polly has over 20 years’ experience working in Family Law starting her career as a Legal Secretary. After years of hard work and dedication, Polly has for over 16 years benefitted from being a Family Law Executive working in Nottingham and joined Diane Genders Solicitors in April 2020.
Polly prides herself in being able to provide the empathy that client’s deserve during a very difficult stage in their lives and supporting them in their journey towards opening the next chapter in their lives.
In her personal life, Polly enjoys health and fitness. She also enjoys cooking and socialising, spending time with friends and family, city breaks and holidays.
Victoria has always wanted to become a lawyer and jumped at the opportunity to do work experience with the firm back in 2017. Victoria went on to join the firm as an apprentice and then an office assistant.
Now looking to become a solicitor she is studying with CILEx to become a legal executive and is currently working as a legal assistant for Diane Genders and the other fee earners in the firm. Victoria is fluent in Polish which has proved to be very helpful to some of our Polish clients.
In her spare time, Victoria takes interest in Fashion and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Sara has over 20 years’ experience working in Family Law. She began her legal career in Newark in 1999 as a trainee legal executive. Sara joined Diane Genders Solicitors in August 2019 having worked as a Family Law Executive/Legal Assistant within the Family Department of firms in both Newark and Nottingham.
One of Sara’s LinkedIn recommendations describes Sara “as extremely personable, very easy to talk to and instantly puts you at ease. Her friendly nature disguises a strong advocate who will always put her client’s needs to the fore and will seek the best possible outcome in the most appropriate manner”
Sara enjoys health and fitness, in particular running. Having so far completed two full marathons and numerous half marathons. She combines this with her love of holidays having completed a half marathon in Palma. Any additional spare time is spent with family and friends.
Having been born and raised in the Snowdonia area of Wales, I moved to Peterborough when I was 18, where I joined a Residential Conveyancing firm as a Trainee Legal Secretary.
I have now been living in Lincoln for 11 years and have expanded my knowledge in other areas of law, predominantly Commercial Property, Private Client (Wills/Probate), Employment and Dispute Resolution, and now Family Law, having joined Diane Genders Solicitors in August 2020.
In my spare time, I enjoy going for walks in the countryside, visiting my family in Wales, watching the rugby and playing with my two mischievous cats, Ralphie and Ollie.
Finishing sixth form I started as an apprentice at a law firm in Grantham in the family department. I have been working in Family Law for over 11 years now with experience in both private and public law. In 2016 I spent 7 months in Australia living with family and during that time I was able to work in Melbourne city in a law firm which deals with property.
I have worked in Grantham, Australia, Nottingham and now Lincoln starting with Diane Genders in June 2021.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends, family and my 2 dogs.