Lyn Brisley


I joined Buckles in 1997 and I’m based at our Peterborough office. I handle all aspects of divorce and separation, as well as doing preventative work with cohabitation contracts and prenuptial agreements. I particularly enjoy working with clients involved in farming and family run businesses, where solutions need to be found for all family members involved in the business enterprise. I also have a real interest in dealing with international clients’ cases involving cultural diversity.

I’m a trained Collaborative Lawyer and qualified and accredited family mediator, helping couples to reach agreement on how assets should be divided in a civilised way without the stress of going to Court. I use my experience to guide and assist couples to explore options that work for both partners. I also have extensive experience in Court proceedings and dealing with more complex cases and high net worth individuals.

My style is to listen and adapt my approach and advice to my client’s circumstances and wishes. I fight my client’s corner vigorously but in a non-confrontational way, which I find is more effective in achieving the best outcome.

I’m a member of Resolution (a leading family law association) and sit on their nationally recognised Standards Committee. I am a member of various local business groups and a Trustee for Ridley Hall, Cambridge.

In my spare time, I enjoy running (to maintain my sanity), adventurous travel with my sons, and saying yes to almost every social invitation that comes my way!

Lyn is a Chambers UK 2022 ranked lawyer and a Legal 500 Leading Individual. Legal 500 Leading Individuals are “…recognised for their very strong technical ability, in-depth capability, credibility with the most prestigious clients and a reputation for dealing with complex and innovative cases.”

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  • Lyn Brisley is fantastic, with no case being beyond her. Clients feel part of a team. Great judgment on cases and clients. A winning combination of empathy and professionalism.
    Legal 500, 2022
  • A client says: "I wouldn't dream of using anyone else for family matters. They are discreet and highly regarded locally."
    Chambers and Partners, 2020
  • Lyn is "...a very good lawyer with very good people skills and very good judgement.
    The Legal 500, 2019
  • Lyn Brisley regularly handles complex and high net worth matrimonial finance cases and is particularly noted for her skills as a mediator. Sources say: "She's very good with clients when they're under stress, and at dealing with the other side when they get antsy."
    Chambers and Partners, 2020
  • Your expert advice, calm and professional approach has saved me a lot of angst and money too. I'm sure that I will continue to use Buckles as my solicitors for many years to come due to the very positive experience I've had.