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Specialist Family Law Solicitors

Our team here at Hepburn Delaney has a wealth of experience in providing legal advice for you and your family.  We are proud of our history and the service we provide to our clients.


Our Partners

Rebecca Delaney

Rebecca Delaney Director Partner

Rebecca is a Partner/Director and leads the Family team. She is a member of the Children Panel and specialises in representing children.  She also has extensive experience in dealing with Divorce, Financial Remedy and Co-habitation disputes.

Rebecca provides assistance to clients throughout Hertfordshire and because of her reputation, also represents clients further afield.  She regularly attends Court hearings in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London.

She is a member of Resolution and is committed to helping you reach a conclusion as swiftly, amicably and cost-effectively as possible. Rebecca adopts a pragmatic approach to resolution and predominantly assists clients to conclude matters by agreement, however she is an experienced litigator if Court proceedings are required.


Alison Rowley

Alison Rowley Partner

Alison is the head of the Wills, Trusts and Probate Team and she is a Member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners.

Alison originally practised as a Commercial Property Solicitor in London for Linklaters and Price Waterhouse Coopers before transferring her specialism to Private Client. Alison’s commercial experience enhances the advice she is able to offer when dealing with estates.

Alison is committed to providing clear and considerate advice to all her clients, whether in preparation of a simple Will or advising on complicated Trusts and Probate. Alison regularly arranges home visits throughout Hertfordshire and the surrounding counties.


Our Legal Team

Meet Drenne Drenne Dunphy
Drenne DunphyAccredited Family Mediator and Solicitor
Drenne Dunphy

Drenne Dunphy Accredited Family Mediator and Solicitor

Drenne has worked within the Family Law setting for over 30 years initially as a Solicitor and then training and qualifying as a Family Mediator, gaining accreditation through the Law Society and registration with the Family Mediation Council.  She has spent the last 27 years living and working in the Hemel Hempstead and Tring areas. Drenne now specialises solely in Mediation devoting her professional time to assisting separating couples resolve their issues in a safe, informed environment which allows them to take control over important decisions in moving forward with their lives.

Aman Dhillon

Aman Dhillon Solicitor

Aman joined the Hepburn Delaney team in January 2019. She was previously working at a reputable national Legal 500 firm based in Central London. Aman is a UCL graduate who strives for excellence.

Aman’s approach is to assist and guide clients through what can be a very stressful and emotional experience, in a pragmatic and cost effective way. She strives to ensure that she advises her clients in a clear and succinct way and to ensure that their objectives are met.

Aman has many years of experience in a broad range of family matters, including divorce and financial matters, disputes involving children, pre and post nuptials agreements and cohabitation matters.   In Financial Remedy cases, she is confident in advising on business and pension assets, property and investments.  Her clients range from those with limited financial resources to those with high net worth assets.

Aman is a member of Resolution and is committed to resolving disputes in a non-confrontational way.

Aman is a keen baker and loves travelling to different countries as well as loves spending time with her family and friends on a weekend.  She is learning to love the office dogs.


Claire Patterson

Claire Patterson Solicitor

Claire is a solicitor in the Wills, Trusts and Probate team and has specialised in this area of law for over 12 years.  Claire joined Hepburn Delaney in January 2018 after a two year sabbatical caring for her 3 young children.  Previously Claire was an integral member of the Wills, Trusts and Probate department at Pictons Solicitors operating out of the Hemel Hempstead, Tring, Milton Keynes and Luton offices.

Claire is very approachable and understands the emotional impact that can arise from making a Will or having to deal with the administration of a loved ones estate.  Claire can help you plan for the future which can be through succession planning in a Will or drafting Lasting Powers of Attorney.  Claire can also help try to minimise the stress and complexity that can arise when dealing with Probate whether that’s by simply obtaining the Grant of Probate or by dealing with the whole of the administration of the Estate. Claire can also offer home visits in Hemel Hempstead and Bedfordshire.

Nicole Tynan

Nicole Tynan Solicitor

Nicole qualified as a solicitor in 1992, specialising in Family Law gaining experience in both private practice and in house with local authorities.  In 2001, Nicole first became a member of the Law Society Children Panel and has specialised in representing Children for the past 15 years.

Nicole joined Hepburn Delaney in January 2019 working within the Children team and is an experienced litigator if Court proceedings are required. Nicole’s style of work is thorough and committed to the welfare of families, with an attention to detail. Nicole seeks to leave no stone unturned in pursuit of a fair and balanced picture being presented to the Court at the final hearing.

Nicole has one teenage son, a boarder terrier and enjoys walking in the countryside.

Julie Mackay

Julie Mackay Chartered Legal Executive

Julie is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, specialising in representing parents in Children Law proceedings. She has worked in Family Law for 16 years. Her sensitive and practical approach to resolving matters relating to children makes her an asset to the Children Team.  She is an experienced and confident advocate, regularly attending the local courts to represent parents and family members.

Our Support Team

Matthew Delaney

Matthew Delaney Legal Practice Manager

Matthew joined Hepburn Delaney in January 2018.  Matthew comes to us with a background in corporate leadership and management.  These skills are invaluable to Hepburn Delaney’s continued progress in efficiency and excellence. He also chairs committees with the Chief Executive Dog.

Irene Pavely

Irene Pavely Office Manager

Fiona Rogers

Fiona Rogers Legal Assistant to Aman Dhillon

Emma Eagles

Emma Eagles Legal Assistant

Karen Warby

Karen Warby Legal Assistant to Rebecca Delaney

Charlotte Bateman

Charlotte Bateman Legal Assistant

Carol Smith

Carol Smith Accounts

Cassie Delaney

Cassie Delaney Chief Executive Dog

Cassie joined Hepburn Delaney in June 2015 as a member of our security team.  Her enthusiasm in this role quickly led to promotion to Chief Executive Dog. Outside of work, Cassie enjoys long walks in the country, spa days and fine dining.