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Debbie Heald

Debbie Heald


0113 518 5052
0787 688 0692

Debbie is a Partner in our family law team. 

She advises a wide range of private individuals both in the UK and internationally on all types of family law matters including finances on divorce, nuptial agreements, child arrangements and cohabitation disputes.

A Resolution-accredited specialist in private children matters and complex financial remedies, Debbie has substantial experience in dealing with mid- and high-value financial cases, including those with international elements or technically complex features such as the treatment of business assets and valuable pension funds. 

With her calm, down to earth and compassionate nature, Debbie is used to working with vulnerable individuals where capacity is a live issue. She considers each case carefully and analytically to provide practical solutions alongside straightforward legal advice, with a focus on developing strong relationships with all clients founded on empathy, trust and confidence.

After qualifying as a solicitor in 2012, Debbie has spent her entire legal career so far in Yorkshire. This includes almost ten years at the UK’s largest specialist family law firm, where she became a Partner in 2018 and stayed until joining our Leeds office in February 2024. 

A keen netball player, runner and foodie, Debbie is recognised as a ‘key lawyer’ by The Legal 500. She is also a member of Resolution and the Family Law Panel as well as Leeds Law Society.

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[Debbie Heald was] very patient and kind throughout [my case] and consistently replied in a timely manner. She had expertise relevant to the case and when appropriate she sought the advice of a barrister.

Client feedback — The Legal 500 2023

Debbie Heald dealt with my child arrangements case initially in court. Debbie provided an exceptional service for us and was very supportive and knowledgeable throughout the whole court case. I would highly recommend Debbie as a family law solicitor as I cannot thank her enough for how she dealt with what we needed.

Anonymous client

An excellent lawyer with a lot of experience and a client first approach. Debbie worked hard on my child arrangements case from the outset until its conclusion in court and supported me every step of the way.

Anonymous client

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