Meet the team

Diane Genders

Director / Solicitor

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Diane Genders


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 almost 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’s only female “legal eagle”.

Finally, I have been a Rotarian since 2004 and remain committed to the principles of Rotary.

Lorraine Sharp

Practice Manager

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Rachel Ferry

Secretary to Diane Genders and Para Legal

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Angie Driver

Family Law Executive

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Lorraine Sharp


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 Ferry


Rachel has nearly 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.


Angela Driver

Angie has a wealth of experience having worked for 23 years in Family Law.

In March 1996, Angie began her career in Grimsby at a leading law firm as an Office Junior. She quickly progressed into the role of Legal Secretary whereupon she discovered her passion for Family Law. She relocated to Lincoln in 1998 to further progress her career.

Angie joined the team at Diane Genders Solicitors in July 2015 having worked as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant within the Family Law department of a local Lincoln firm. Angie works alongside the Principal of the firm, Diane Genders and also runs her own caseload.

Angie is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and is currently in her final year studying her Level 6 CILEx qualifications. She is able to advise clients on matters relating to divorce, financial matters, private children proceedings and domestic abuse.

In her spare time Angie enjoys dining/socialising with friends, holidays abroad and spending time with her family.

Shona Nelson

Secretary to Diane Genders

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Justine Fletcher

Secretary

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Victoria-Dudek

Victoria Dudek

Office Assistant

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Sara Whittaker

Sara Whittaker

Family Law Executive

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Shone Nelson

Shona has thirty years of working within family law.  She is well known to many legal professionals across Lincoln and recognised for her steadfast support.

Shona joined Diane Genders in July 2017, re-establishing a very successful working relationship with Angie Driver and Faye Bentley with whom she had previously worked at another firm.

Justine Fletcher

Justine began her career in Law in 1986 in Nottingham before relocating to Lincoln.

Justine first worked for Diane in 1992 and has done so ever since except for breaks to start a family and travel.

In 2005 Justine gained her Paralegal qualification.

In her spare time Justine dotes on her pug which goes by various names depending on how well she is behaving – that’s the pug, not Justine.

Victoria Dudek

Victoria has always wanted to become a lawyer. Since doing work experience with the firm back in 2017, Victoria has started working at Diane Genders as a legal trainee.

Looking to become a solicitor in the future, she plans to start her training with CILEx after her apprenticeship. Currently working as an office assistant, Victoria is responsible for the admin work and greeting clients. Victoria is also fluent in both English & Polish.

In her spare time, Victoria takes interest in Fashion and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Sara Whittaker

Sara has over 20 years experience of 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.

Get In Touch.

We can help you with all aspects of family law from children's issues, financial issues, divorce and separation to pre-nuptial agreements and family businesses. Get in touch today:

Diane Genders Specialist Solicitors
Resolution House
Crusader Road
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN6 7AS