Lesley Powell

Senior Associate Solicitor

Family Law, Divorce and Separation, Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements, Children

Location: Yeovil

Lesley is a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Family Team and has a wide-ranging practice. This includes advising both married and cohabiting individuals on a broad range of issues following the breakdown of a relationship, including financial settlements and arrangements for children. She also advises on post and pre-nuptial agreements.

As a member of Resolution and accredited by the Law Society Lesley is a dedicated family law specialist who believes that separating couples should try to resolve the issues between them as amicably as possible, particularly where there are children. She is a trained Collaborative Lawyer and takes a collaborative approach when dealing with relationship breakdown to advise and assist her clients through this difficult time.

She has extensive experience in advising matrimonial clients on a wide range of issues involving the family home, family businesses, maintenance claims and pensions.

Lesley is a member of the Law Society Children Panel.

She can advise and represent parents, children, extended family members and children’s Guardians in all types of public law proceedings. Lesley also represents parents who are unable to agree arrangements for their children on separation.

Lesley joined Battens in 2015 after starting her legal career in the Court Service before moving into private practice which included working for a well known south west law firm. She therefore brings a wealth of experience to the family team. She is proactive in working with her clients to achieve results.


“Naomi Knapman of Battens in Yeovil has provided an exemplary service to me in my purchase of a property. I would not only highly recommend Naomi for conveyancing but also her colleague Lesley Powell, also of Battens, who professionally guided me through a very acrimonious 3-year divorce. I owe them both an enormous debt of gratitude. I can now start my new life!”