Meet the team
Director / Solicitor
Director / Solicitor
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.
Neil Denny has over 20 years’ experience of working within family law including several years at the UK’s leading niche divorce firm in Covent Garden.
Neil joined Diane Genders Solicitors upon relocating to Lincoln with his family.
He is the author of several books and articles about family law and conflict resolution and has regularly spoken at law conferences across Europe and America.
Neil’s clients appreciate his straight-forward and balanced approach to explaining the relevant law, how it applies to the client’s situation and what it will mean for their family’s future.
“His outstanding knowledge is clear, but what sets him apart is the ability to explain complex legal stuff in a way that is clear and concise.” – Former client
Faye Bentley has over 10 years’ experience of working within family law. She joined Diane Genders Solicitors in 2012 having always practiced law locally.
Highly regarded family law barristers regularly praise Faye’s judgement and also her meticulous approach to her clients’ cases.
Faye is able to rapidly build a professional yet supportive rapport with her clients.
“You have always been extremely honest, even when I didn’t want to hear it, but at all times being so supportive and sympathetic to our situation. Our lives will now change forever and all for the better, all of which could not have been done without you.” – Former client.
Outside the office, Faye enjoys travelling. She has circumnavigated the globe; something she wanted to do from a young age and is always trying to find a new country to visit. She also enjoys the office rivalry and football discussions that arise from her being a Liverpool FC fan.
Secretary to Diane Genders and Para Legal
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 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.
Angie has over 20 years experience of working in Family Law. She began her legal career in Grimsby in 1996 and relocated to Lincoln in 1998. Angie joined Diane Genders Solicitors in July 2015 having worked as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant within the Family Department of a local Lincoln firm.
She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. Angie enjoys dining/socialising with friends, holidays abroad and spending time with her family. She is a bit of a thrill seeker enjoying theme park rides and says “the faster and scarier … the better!”
Secretary to Diane Genders
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 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.