Natalie Friday

As the Director of London Family Solicitor Natalie is a Resolution accredited family law specialist specialising in financial remedies in divorce and parental child abduction. Resolution specialists are members who have submitted themselves to a rigorous assessment to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, practical application of the law and best practice. Natalie is a member of the London Regional group of Resolution (formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association) and also sits on the High Court User's Group.

For over fifteen years Natalie's work has comprised a broad range of family matters, often involving private law children and wardship proceedings in the High Court and with a complex or international element. Natalie has been instructed by the Central Authority for England and Wales in a number of important international child abduction cases, being a panel member. She also specialises in cases involving financial provision for children and all aspects of financial provision arising out of relationship breakdown or cohabitation, such as maintenance pending suit and ToLATA applications.

Natalie has been ranked in the Legal 500

Natalie speaks fluent Italian and German.

Natalie Friday

Rachel Jaysan

Rachel has specialised in family law since the beginning of her career. Having successfully passed a rigorous and detailed testing and assessment process, Rachel is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in both complex financial cases as well as private children matters. Rachel is also an Accredited Mediator who also sees children within the mediation process and heads up the mediation service at a local charity.

Rachel’s collaborative skills permeate her solicitor’s practice and she endeavours to settle matters in a non-litigious and conciliatory way.

Rachel is often praised by clients for being pragmatic, whilst maintaining her client’s position and ensuring a positive outcome for her clients. Rachel has a keen eye for detail and offers client’s a direct and no-nonsense approach, providing clear and sensible advice.

Rachel has a particular interest in complex financial matters, nuptial agreements, particularly those with an international element and has specific expertise with regards matters pertaining to religious divorce (Get).



Rachel Jaysan


Austin Chessell

Austin Chessell is a specialist family solicitor. He is also an accredited family and child mediator and PPC.

He joined London Family Solicitor in 2019.

Since qualifying as a solicitor Austin attended a Family Mediation Course in Family Mediation. He focuses mainly on divorce, financial and children matters as well as being a qualified family mediator.

Austin takes a pragmatic approach to his cases and his aim is to resolve matters without having to destroy the family.

Austin is a former Trustee of Families Need Fathers, a UK based Charitable Organization.

Austin is also a member of a Sunday league football team and sits on the committee as manager. Austin also enjoys doing 10km runs.

Austin Chessell

Kaja Viknes

Kaja represents a broad spectrum of clients on a range of family law matters including divorce, financial settlements (from modest assets to high-net-worth cases), disputes involving children and injunctions.

Kaja is a member of Resolution and is committed to resolving matters constructively and in a non-confrontational way to achieve the best and cost-effective outcome for all clients, where possible. Although she takes a very pragmatic approach, she will not shy away from litigation when required.

Kaja provides excellent client care and guides her clients through the legal process with ease and reassurance.

Kaja is a fluent Tamil speaker.



Kaja Viknes