Charles Le May is a Partner and Head of the Family Team at Mayo Wynne Baxter. Charles is a qualified family mediator and collaborative solicitor within the family department and has been with Mayo Wynne Baxter for over 14 years.
Charles deals predominantly with cases involving separation, divorce and cohabitation breakdown.
He frequently handles negotiations and disputes over the family home, the assets of the parties and pensions.
Charles offers resolution of divorces and financial disputes by collaborative law and also by mediation.
Charles is an accredited specialist in the areas of financial matters after separation/divorce and in issues arising between unmarried couples and is also accredited to help with disputes in same sex relationships.
Charles also specialises in high wealth cases and in advising on and preparing prenuptial agreements and cohabitation contracts to ensure that his clients’ wishes are recorded to avoid a court hearing. He also works on matters involving issues relating to children, including residence, frequency and quality of contact.
Outside of work he enjoys gardening, cricket and music from the mid seventies onwards.
I was really pleased to discover that there was an alternative to the traditional essentially adversarial process around divorce. For me the collaborative approach resonated strongly with my personal values of trying wherever possible to achieve a win – win; or at the least reducing the harm to either party.
"I also felt supported throughout by knowing that my lawyer was both looking after my interests, and honouring the process.
"It wasn’t easy, but in the end, I felt that both I and my ex-partner were able to close the chapter knowing that we had done the “right” thing by each other.