Pauline Purcell

Managing Director


Pauline is an experienced family Solicitor, Mediator, Collaborative Lawyer and Family Arbitrator. She has specialised exclusively in family law for over 20 years. She has considerable expertise in high value financial cases with a particular interest in businesses and pensions. She has been a member of Resolution for many years and is committed to trying to resolve matters by agreement if possible by way of round the table meetings, mediation or collaborative law. She is a Resolution specialist in Advanced Financial Provision. Pauline also lectures in Family Law at Buckingham University on the part-time undergraduate law degree.

Pauline is a keen football fan and enjoys singing.

Pauline is ranked as a "Notable practitioner" in the Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2020 and described as "a pragmatic, diplomatic, and professional individual who still keeps that personal touch to her business in very emotional situations".




Mandi Austin



Mandi is a Family Law Solicitor and Director at Purcell. She is a member of Resolution and an accredited specialist on the Law Society Family Law Panel. Mandi advises on relationship breakdown and divorce, financial settlements, co-habitee disputes, domestic injunctions and Children's Act proceedings such as disputes as to the arrangements for the children and arrangements involved in creating families.  Mandi was recently instructed on a reported case in this complex area of law, Z (Embryo Adoption: Declaration of Non Parentage) [2018] EWFC 68 (10 July 2018)

Mandi is also a trained Collaborative Lawyer and is therefore able to offer individuals a choice regarding how they wish to deal with matters upon the breakdown of their relationship.

She is committed to the guidelines set down by Resolution which advocates a non-adversarial approach to issues arising from the breakdown of a marriage or relationship, her aim being to reach a fair and just resolution as painlessly and as cost-effectively as possible, however if the need arises Mandi also has extensive experience as an advocate in the local Courts. 




Lisa Buckridge



Lisa is a Director at Purcell having been with Purcell since the firm opened.

Lisa has specialised in family law since 2003, qualifying as a solicitor in 2011. She is a collaborative laywer, and as a member of Resolution is committed to finding the best solutions for her clients. Lisa is keen to promote alternate dispute resolution outside of Court to assist parties in reaching agreement over their family law issues where possible and where not Lisa regularly represents clients in the local Courts.

Lisa is a Resolution trained family law mediator to enable her to further assist people experiencing family law issues by acting as their mediator.  As a mediator Lisa brings her extensive experience in family law to assist couples in reaching decisions together.




Peter Beck

Non Executive Director


Peter is a non executive Director advising the Board in respect of financial issues, strategic planning and business development. Peter is a retired Regional Manager for RBS and his financial background and common sense approach has been invaluable to the firm for some years.


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