Sally Hartland

Associate Solicitor

Sally Hartland is a family and matrimonial law specialist based at our offices in The Lace Market. She qualified in to family law in 2003 and joined Rothera Dowson as an associate in 2013 before the firm went on to merge with Sharp Young & Pearce to form Rothera Sharp in 2016.

She has been a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel since 2010 where she is recognised by The Law Society as someone who demonstrates specialist knowledge and expertise in childcare matters. Her application was recently renewed in 2015 and the accreditation allows her to represent children in court proceedings. Sally has also been a member of the Association of Lawyers for Children since 2007 and a member of Resolution since 2005.

Sally deals with a wide range of matters from physical, sexual, drug and alcohol abuse through to domestic violence and child abduction. She also has experience in parental disputes ranging from contact, residency and domestic violence in the parents relationship. In addition to this Sally has experience representing children, parents and other guardians in court.

She takes a sympathetic but realistic approach to clients, advising them of the realities whilst also putting clients at ease throughout their difficult situations.

Sally is recognised as a Rising Star in the Legal 500 UK 2020 Guide.

Office Base

The Lace Market


Lizzie Shaw


Family Law

Positions Held

Associate Solicitor at Rothera Sharp

Areas of Specialism

Children matters
Care proceedings
Domestic Violence
Special Guardianship
Publicly Funded work


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Sally Hartland - Rothera Sharp Solicitors, Nottingham

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  • "'Meticulous' and 'thorough' associate Sally Hartland is recommended for parental disputes involving issues such as contact, residency and domestic violence."

    Legal 500, 2020

  • “We went to Sally Hartland to help us in a child custody case, we can not praise her enough on her performance during this case. Sally went above and beyond for me and my family and was always reliable and efficient in her work. She was always very friendly while keeping things professional. She has given us piece of mind that if we were to ever need her services again we would feel comfortable and confident in Sally to handle them."

    Sarah Dunlop and Louise James

  • "I believe Ms. Sally Hartland to be a competent and patient solicitor who really knows all the details of this discipline. What I also appreciated quite a bit during my proceedings was the immediate availability and helpfulness anytime I sought advice. In other words, with Ms. Hartland, one is never left waiting when urgent decisions need to be made, but she is always a friendly and reassuring voice at the end of the phone line."

    Sascha Grillo

  • “We would like to thank you for your professional help, support and genuine kindness through very difficult times… with very best wishes and grateful thanks.”

    Charles and Jane Day

  • "I just want to thank you for all that you did for us in our recent court case. You were ever the professional and always knew what to do next, whilst advising and representing us. We have now had cause to seek advice from you on a few occasions and should we need to, you will be the first person we come to again."

  • "I chose Sally Hartland to represent me after reading the profiles of several family solicitors across Nottingham. As soon as I met Sally, she took in all the details I gave her and helped me write sound and accurate statements and she represented me well in court. She always gave me sound advice and acted immediately on any worrying/new developments. I would highly recommend Sally. She is very approachable, easily contactable, empathetic, objective and extremely professional."

  • "Sally Hartland was invaluable when representing the interests of myself and my children. She provided clear advice and support when applying for a change of residency, in what seemed like a futile case as the children had been living with their father for 6 years. Thankfully, we were able to win the case and my children are happy and settled in Nottingham.  I am eternally grateful for how she helped my family and would recommend her services."


  • "Sally conducted herself impeccably in this situation, with a maturity beyond her already considerable experience. She is a credit to your firm."

  • "Sally Hartland was such a lovely person and put me at ease from the start. A credit to the company. Thank you."

    Sue Stevenson