UK Legal Awards 2024

After qualifying in 2009, Michelle Samuel gained experience across a wide range of Family Law areas including Divorce, Financial settlement, Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements, and International Jurisdiction disputes. Through Samuel Family Law, Michelle offers tailored representation including comprehensive legal services and affordable advice and assistance. Over the past four years, she has developed her Mediation practice to help clients resolve family disputes and reach a mutually beneficial solution. Michelle Samuel says, “In terms of my Family Law, I offer a personalised service by providing the client with the tools they need to either conduct the case themselves, continue to use me to act on their behalf, engage with third parties, or use ad hoc services if this is more cost effective. My approach enables my service to adapt to different needs and different budgets whilst not compromising on the quality of service provided.” With Samuel Family Law, Michelle strives to build a rapport with clients from the initial meeting in order to fully understand the stage they have reached in their separation and what they would like to resolve. By establishing a strong client relationship, Michelle can ensure that both parties are relaxed, resulting in a successful conciliatory approach even when the parties have not engaged with one another in years. Michele leverages her extensive experience to fully understand clients’ needs and investigate all the avenues available to offer them the best possible legal assistance and representation. In the era of digital transformation, the legal sector has changed significantly as the use of IT and case management systems has become commonplace. Prior to digitalisation, clients who were separating required their lawyer to prepare and draft documentation and work their case to completion. In the present day, clients can file for separation themselves, so it is essential to understand what type of legal assistance clients require. Michelle also takes the time to highlight the importance of hiring a lawyer so that clients are aware of the legal risks and consequences of their actions. Michelle Samuel shares, “I am instructed by clients who are vulnerable, emotional, and looking to bring their situation to a swift and costeffective conclusion. Often, they are concerned about their budget and finding a lawyer that has a personal touch and is approachable. I offer my services at an affordable rate and provide a high-quality service, which is reassuring to the client when they are finding a suitable family practitioner, whether it is a lawyer or mediator. I love reaching the end of the case when a client confirms that I have exceeded their expectations and enabled them to start a new chapter in their lives.” Moving forward, Michelle aims to expand her practice on a national level to amass a strong reputation in the North of England and Midlands as well as the South. Throughout her career as a Family Lawyer, Michelle has noticed that the UK has different regional needs and strives to enhance her offerings to create a service tailored to these various communities. Michelle is currently working remotely in Dubai and aspires to build up a reputation in the UAE, where she can provide services to British Expats seeking expert legal advice. Specialising in a variety of diverse Family Law areas, Michelle Samuel offers a bespoke service to meet clients’ unique requirements. By working closely with clients, Michelle can fully understand their needs and provide them with the best possible advice and representation. With her skilled conciliatory approach, she can reduce animosity and help clients move on with their lives. For her exceptional client-centric services, we have bestowed on Michelle Samuel two awards at this year’s prestigious UK Legal Awards. Contact: Michelle Samuel Company: Samuel Mediation Services and Samuel Family Law Web Address:, www. With over 10 years’ experience in Family Law, Michelle Samuel is a Family Solicitor and Mediator who has garnered a revered reputation across the South East of England. As a Consultant at SpainWilliams Ltd., she forged her own brand Samuel Family Law and Samuel Meditation Services, where she helps families find alternative dispute resolution. Recognised in this year’s UK Legal Awards, Michelle Samuel has become renowned for her legal expertise and personalised services. Family Lawyer of the Year 2024 (South East England): Michelle Samuel & UK Legal Awards 2024 Commendation of Excellence: Client Services Samuel Mediation Services and Samuel Family Law