Belinda Smith qualified in 1984, initially practicing as a Crown Prosecutor returning to private practice in Peterborough as a defence solicitor in criminal law.
For the past 25 years Belinda has grown an expertise in family law, specialising in public law cases and is a long standing member of the Law Society Children Panel.
Whilst a senior partner at Buckles Solicitors in Peterborough and head of the Family Department, Belinda developed specialisms in all aspects of family law. She is a member of the national family solicitors association, Resolution and a fully trained collaborative lawyer. The majority of her practice is now representing clients in relationship breakdown, both married and cohabitees, with particular emphasis on financial remedy issues.
Belinda has retained a practice in criminal law, now specialising in motoring offences, both in providing pleas of mitigation and defending cases before the Magistrates Court.
Michele Fielding also has over 25 years working in family law; she is a qualified collaborative family lawyer and is a long standing member of Resolution, the national family lawyers’ association. Michele fronts the family legal services for the Cambridgeshire Police Federation where pensions are a particular issue.
Together, Belinda and Michele provide a comprehensive range of legal services for those in need of advice and representation in cases of relationship breakdown, be they cohabitation splits, divorce or children matters.