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Mary-Joyce Insaidoo
Director & Principal Solicitor
Arthurs Solicitors

Specialist Family Lawyer

Based in East Kent, I am Resolution Accredited, Legal 500 Recommended and award-winning specialist family lawyer. With over a decade in dealing with all aspects of family law, I fully appreciate getting divorced or experiencing situations such as domestic abuse leading to relationship breakdown is extremely overwhelming and stressful.


I will always provide a professional, practical and committed service, seeing you through decision making while working out what is the best outcome for you and your family.


As a Resolution Accredited Specialist Family Lawyer I provide a constructive and cost-effective approach and I abide by the code of practice. An honest approach explaining your options available, offering a supportive and encouraging service always putting the interests of your children first.

Providing Advocacy and Negotiation 

•    Divorce

•    Children matters

•    Unmarried breakups

•    Domestic abuse

•    Legal Aid  

Experience & Accreditations

•    Member of Resolution

•    Resolution Accredited Specialist Family lawyer

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Elaine Flynn

Consultant Solicitor
Arthurs Solicitors

Specialist Family Lawyer

Elaine is a Consultant Family Law Solicitor specialising in Matrimonial and Private Children Law.

As a member of Resolution, she is known to adopt a non-confrontational approach, which is cost effective for her clients, often seeing matters brought to a speedy conclusion.

Elaine demonstrates a high level of skill when advising on financial considerations arising from a relationship breakdown, whether the parties are married or unmarried. The individuals Elaine represents are of usually of mid to high net worth often owning valuable assets including complex property portfolios and successful family businesses.  Elaine is well versed in dealing with difficult opponents, and the attempted disposal of assets. She will adopt a pragmatic approach, making clients feel informed and confident.

In addition, Elaine regularly drafts cohabitation agreements, separation agreements, and pre and post nuptial agreements, helping clients to plan ahead, and avoid unnecessary litigation in the future.

Elaine also advises on all aspects of private children law including jurisdictional issues, such as: Specific issues including leave to remove from the jurisdiction, Contact and residence arrangements and Prohibited Steps Orders.

If you are seeking assistance because you have suffered emotional or physical abuse from a current or ex-partner, Elaine can advise and assist you on how best to deal with this.  Adopting a compassionate yet firm approach, Elaine is experienced in applying for protective orders such as non-molestation and occupation orders.


In her spare time Elaine enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her young family.

WHAT CLIENTS SAY: "I would very much like to leave this review for Elaine Flynn,   Elaine has worked on my cases involving Divorce/ financial and also family court .  Elaine's work on my cases was without doubt a very supportive and experienced presence and i do not believe i could have won both my cases without Elaine.  Elaine was there every step of the way offering advice that always proved valuable and kept me well informed in every part of the process .  I cannot thank Elaine enough for all her hard work and helping me to get the best outcome in both cases ." - Mrs B


Sophie Sherlock
Consultant Solicitor
Arthurs Solicitors

Specialist Family Lawyer

Sophie Sherlock is a Family Lawyer and Consultant with over a decade of experience. Sophie has extensive knowledge and expertise in complex children's matters including child arrangements, relocation, specific issue orders and special guardianship, regularly representing parents, grandparents, and foster carers.


Sophie regularly provides advice with regards to divorce and matrimonial finances representing clients with mid to high net worth assets. Sophie will also provide advice with regards to pre and post nuptial agreements.


Sophie has extensive knowledge of unmarried separating couples and the complexity of addressing related property matters .


Sophie regularly deals with the local family court and will guide and support you through the court process. Where possible consideration will be given to alternative ways to resolve your dispute without court intervention.


Sophie likes to take a sympathetic but pragmatic approach when acting on behalf of her clients in order to obtain the best possible outcome for them.

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Megan Ryan
Trainee Solicitor

Megan brings a professional and understanding attitude to her practice and strives to achieve the best results for her clients.


She volunteered at the Citizens Advice Bureau as an advisor and Canterbury Combined Law courts as a legal companion.


Choosing to study civil and commercial mediation in the second year of her degree,  she competed in the UK Student Mediation Competition 2020 in Glasgow in which her university successfully won first place and she was awarded the second Best Individual Mediator.

Megan is now studying the SQE and Masters in Law at the University of Law and is a Women in Law Kent Committee Member.