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Ludlow Lane Solicitors was established by Sara Ludlow Lane. Sara has spent much of her career working in Legal 500 firms and appreciates that the traditional law firm may not be suitable for all. Ludlow Lane Solicitors recognise that many of our clients need flexibility, professionalism and affordable service. We are able to offer appointments out of hours upon request. If you are looking for a lawyer in Banstead, Coulsdon or surrounding areas then look no further!

Ludlow Lane Solicitors are proud members of Resolution.


Meet Our Team

Sara Ludlow Lane

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.

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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

Our lawyer in Croydon, 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. Not only are we a lawyer in Sutton but we can also cover many other client locations; which are not just restricted to the UK.

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.


Steven Pearce

Steven Pearce, Solicitor, heads up our Commercial and Residential Property Department.  Having worked in central London for over 35 years, latterly as a partner in a prominent law firm, Steven has built up a large number of loyal clients and contacts, many of whom instruct him on a repeat and regular basis.

He has vast experience in both commercial and residential property transactions, particularly for retail clients dealing with their freehold and leasehold acquisitions and also head office relocations and their general property requirements.

Whilst working in Central London, Steven regularly acted for staff members of a major insurance company based in Kingswood advising on their residential sales, purchases, remortgages and lease extensions.

Steven prides himself on his ‘approachability’ and his determination and commitment to ensure his clients’ objectives are achieved in a cost-effective and timely manner.


Joelle Barnett

Joelle Barnett, Chartered Legal Executive, is a specialist Consultant Property Lawyer who prides herself on client care.  With over 16 years’ experience, including Legal 500 law firms, Joelle regularly acts on behalf of property developers, private individuals in the sale and purchase of both freehold and leasehold properties, new builds, transfers of equity, lease extensions and deeds of variation.  This list is not exhaustive!  Her clients vary from first time buyers to high net worth individuals both domestically and internationally.

Her experience further extends to secured lending and she is familiar with various types of facility agreements from, but not limited to, banks such as Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, The United Overseas bank and Malayan Banking Berhad. As well as dealing with international banks, Joelle also has experience in acting on behalf of UK banks including Barclays, Nationwide and Santander.


Kate Pelzer

Heading up our Private Client department is Kate Pelzer, a qualified solicitor and full member of the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP). She has over ten years experience practising in this field. 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!


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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