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Ludlow Lane Solicitors was established by Sara Ludlow Lane, Director and Supervising Partner. Throughout her career, Sara has always had a passion for providing  accessible, professional legal services at an affordable cost.  We know it can be incredibly frustrating not being able to reach your lawyer which is why we are on hand and always delighted to welcome you into our offices.

We can also offer appointments out of hours upon request.  Come and see us.

Ludlow Lane Solicitors are proud members of Resolution.


Meet Our Team

Sara Ludlow Lane

Sara studied Psychology at the University of Leicester and, following a year out in New York working for Mendes and Mount LLP, subsequently attended the Guildford College of Law to train as a solicitor.

Having qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and coming from a background working in Legal 500 law firms, Sara has a wide range of experience and practices in all aspects of divorce, financial disputes, injunctions and children disputes between both married and unmarried partners.

Much of her caseload deals with the financial implications on relationship breakdown, such as pension sharing, interim maintenance applications and seeking freezing injunctions to protect assets.

Here to Help

Our experts are on hand to help you through the legal, financial and agreement processes for any difficult situations you are facing.

Tel: 01737 551821

Sara has handled a number of complex cases, often with an international element, throughout her career. She also regularly prepares Separation Deeds, Cohabitation Agreements and Pre and Post Nuptial Contracts.

Unusual cases involve acting for an Australian Intervener in English divorce proceedings, and representing clients resident overseas.

Sara is a member of Resolution, the nationwide organisation of family lawyers committed to a constructive, non-confrontational approach to resolving family disputes. Members encourage solutions that consider the needs of the whole family and, in particular, the best interests of the children.

Sara is particularly sensitive to the potential for emotionally and financially draining court appearances so her services always go the extra mile for her clients.  Indeed, over 90% of her cases are settled without either party ever stepping into the court room.

To contact Sara directly, please email

Robert Swinburne

Robert Swinburne

Robert Swinburne is a specialist solicitor in our commercial and residential property department.  He qualified as a solicitor in 2010.

He has extensive experience in helping clients with all aspects of leases, sales, right to buy as well as negotiations. Robert has great rapport with all of his clients maintaining excellent relationships for years with clients returning time after time when they need his specialist advice and guidance.

Robert has a passion for the law and achieving success for his clients no matter how challenging their case may be. Robert uses his extensive knowledge of property law and his attention to detail to make sure that his clients always receive the right advice based on their personal circumstances. He is committed to the successful outcomes of his client cases and is always willing to put in the time to ensure great results.

Robert is also experienced in the drafting of Wills and Powers of Attorneys.

To contact Robert directly, please email




Kate Pelzer

Heading up our Private Client department is Kate Pelzer, consultant solicitor and full member of the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP). She has over ten years' experience practising in this field having qualified in 2006. Kate represents clients in all aspects of private practice and has acted as professional executor and deputy for clients over her time in practice.

Kate firmly believes that greater access and affordability should not equate to any compromise in the professional service or duty of care to be expected by the client. She will always meet with clients in person, who are providing the instruction.

Kate believes in high standards of client care and strives to ensure that clients have access to a solicitor and all the reassurance that should come from dealing with a qualified professional who is insured and backed by the Law Society.

Kate is committed to providing clients with a comprehensive service to ensure we get it right.

To contact Kate directly, please email

Here to Help

Our experts are on hand to help you through the legal, financial and agreement processes for any difficult situations you are facing.

Tel: 01737 551821

Ludlow Lane Solicitors

We are not tied into corporate targets, enabling us to offer a tailored service suited to each individual case.

Ludlow Lane Solicitors are members of Resolution and subscribe to the Resolution Code of Good Practice, details of which can be found here.

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10 Chipstead Station Parade, Chipstead, Surrey CR5 3TE

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