meet the team
John Futter LL.B
Senior ConsultantJohn is the senior partner of the firm, with over 25 years’ experience in family law. John qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and since 1995, he has been a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel. This means he is specially accredited to work on complex care cases for both children and the parents of children involved in care proceedings or disputes with social services. John’s practice has involved him in numerous complex cases, some of which have been reported in the national law reports.
Hazel Chapman LL.B
PartnerHazel has practiced law since 1988, when she set up her own practice in Peterborough, having previously worked in Greater Manchester. Hazel has been a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel since 1994. Hazel represents children’s guardians, as well as parents and others who are involved in care proceedings. She is a highly regarded children’s solicitor and has been involved in many high profile cases, both locally and nationally.
SolicitorTom qualified as a solicitor in Cambridge in 2011 before moving to a firm in Huntingdon in 2013 where he became a partner in 2015. In October 2017 Tom joined to Futter Chapman where he is an Assistant Solicitor dealing with a case load of care proceedings and PLO matters. Tom has been a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel since 2016 and has specialised in Family Law since qualification. He acts for parents, grandparents, other family members and children in care proceedings.
Office Manager/Legal Aid Co-ordinatorLisa Fox is the office manager/legal aid co-ordinator at Futter Chapman Family Law Solicitors. Lisa deals with all account enquiries and is Legal Aid co-ordinator within the firm who can advise in determining whether or not you will qualify for legal aid.