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James Thorn

James Thorn

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James Thorn

Associate Director / Solicitor

Business Litigation, Business Services, Debt Recovery, Dispute Resolution, Employment Law, Family Law, Health & Safety, Our Team

Secretary: Helen Millward
 01983 524741
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James’ particular specialism is in Family law and finds his ‘problem solving approach’ particularly effective in guiding people through tough times in their personal lives, whether it be in relation to Divorce unmarried separation, Child arrangements, Financial/Property issues, or a combination of these. He is known for getting to the heart of the problem quickly and trying to resolve issues swiftly, if at all possible without having to resort to Court proceedings or run up substantial costs.

He has a substantial following and receives many recommendations from former clients and fellow professionals. James has been on the Island since 1996 and while he has experience in areas such as crime, civil litigation and employment law, it is Family law that has been his continual interest. In 2010 he became the first solicitor on the Island to qualify as a family mediator; a way of avoiding the unpleasantness, time and expense associated with going to court. He still deals with financial mediation work on a private basis.

He does enjoy the cut and thrust of Court though, and is a well-regarded advocate. He is also very regularly instructed in his other main specialist area, employment law, representing employee or employer.

James is very active in the local community. As a well-known musician, he runs the annual Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend, and organises many music events at the Quay Arts Centre, where he has also served a Trustee. He is also a popular local sportsman: as well as having been Chairman of the Isle of Wight Cricket Board between 2006 and 2010, he has scored over 10,000 runs for Shanklin CC! James is also a very keen golfer and in his spare time he runs the junior golf section at his local Club.

Kirsty Le Floch

Kirsty Le Floch B.Sc (Soc)

Kirsty Le Floch B.Sc (Soc) 1000 1000 Eldridges
Kirsty Le Floch B.Sc (Soc)


Business Litigation, Business Services, Debt Recovery, Dispute Resolution, Family Law, Our Team

Secretary: Helen Millward
01983 524741
Email Kirsty Le Floch

Kirsty qualified as a solicitor in 1992, following a degree in Law and Psychology. Over the last 30 years, she has gained a wealth of experience in dispute resolution and Family Law.

She specialises in Family Law, in particular, guiding people through the issues arising from relationship breakdown, separation/ divorce and resolution of financial arrangements. She is a member of Resolution and is committed to proceeding in the most constructive and cost effective manner to achieve the best outcome. Clients appreciate the sensitivity and empathy she shows at a stressful time in their lives, alongside the thorough, objective and professional service she provides and the good outcomes achieved.

Kirsty also specialises in disputes arising from wills and probate, including claims under the Inheritance Act and will validity challenges.

Newport Office

36 St James Street, Newport, PO30 1LF

01983 524741

01983 556088

Freshwater Office

Avenue House, Avenue Road, Freshwater, PO40 9UZ

01983 752492

01983 754247

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