I joined Porter Dodson in May 2017, although I have many years of experience working within family law. I am Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

    I assist and advise clients with their marriage breakdown; whether that is divorce and/or resolving the financial issues that arise. Dealing with the financial issues can be complex and I have the necessary expertise to deal with those complexities. I pride myself on listening to my clients and understanding their position, which in turn means that I can provide the best advice.

    I am a member of Resolution and aim to reach settlement without the need to take matters to Court. However, should the need arise, I am able to deal with matters accordingly. I am approachable and friendly but provide clear, robust advice.

    I try my best to keep myself fit, attend my local gym and run when I can. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends – preferably over a glass of wine!


    Lisa was very good and understanding. I would use you again.

    Mr Griffee

    A very good service provided in a time of difficulty. Good advice given throughout.

    Mr H

    Very approachable people and easy to talk to. Overall an extremely good service from Lisa, I will be using your firm for the conveyancing of my house.

    Mrs C

    Excellent service from Lisa Payne and Rosemary Sainsbury in the office at Sturminster Newton. Both are a credit to your company and should be praised.

    Mr B

    Very efficient and professional and Lisa Payne is absolutely lovely, completely putting me at ease from the outset.

    Ms H

    Not an easy time for me but Lisa Payne just made it lots better, she really needs a lot of praise. Big thank you to you Lisa.

    Mr N

    Approachable, friendly yet professional. Kept me up to date. Dependable and trustworthy. Made the whole process a lot easier and as stress free as possible.

    Mrs W

    "The advice I got was excellent.  Going through a divorce with a child and realising you have been emotionally abused for years makes you feel helpless.  I felt very supported by Lisa and she kept me informed at every step."


    Very professional, good guidance, quick response times, great clarity/explanations.


    I cannot praise Lisa enough for how well she cared for me and organised my divorce on my behalf. She was very attentive to my needs as a client and was always readily available if I needed anything to do with my case to be further explained or clarified, She is fantastic and I couldn't recommend her enough to anyone in need of her services.


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