The arrival of a Bristol lawyer at a thriving national solicitor’s has created the firm’s first “family law hotspot”.
Woolley & Co has a team of partner level lawyers working from satellite offices across England and southern Wales, offering specialist family law with a flexible service tailored around the needs of the clients rather than tied to high street office hours.
This month Kimberley Bailey, of Bristol, joined the firm, further bolstering the 20-strong team and it means they now have a grouping of four top level specialists spanning the Bristol, Wiltshire, Wells and South Wales area.
“It is a bit like a family law hotspot Bristol and the south-west,” said Kimberley, a married mother of two.
“This can only be good for clients as they have even greater experience to call upon to ensure they get the best advice for their situation, whether they are going through a divorce, sorting out a financial settlement or want to draw up a pre-nuptial agreement.”
“Having a young family, I was looking for a greater work-life balance and Woolley & Co offered that. It is something that is difficult to find at many more traditional firms. I can now manage my caseloads and my time in a way that suits both my clients and my lifestyle.
“What is also nice being at a dedicated family law firm is that I now have 20 other specialists around me, between us we have experience of absolutely all areas of family law. This is the advantage of using a specialist firm rather than a general high street practice.”
Reform of rules on cohabitation, the issue of increasing numbers of litigants in person slowing down the family court system, and mothers using children as pawns in contact wrangles are industry issues which are key for Kimberley.
Andrew Woolley, managing partner for Woolley & Co, said: “While many firms are struggling at the moment with changes in the laws governing practices, perceived threats from the so-called Tesco’s law and with the tough current economic climate, we are going from strength to strength. I think this is a testament to our lawyers, the way we operate and the services we provide.
“It is always difficult to attract the right type of lawyer to the firm and I am delighted Kimberley is joining us and, in so doing, creating a pocket of particular expertise around Bristol and the south-west.”
You can reach Kimberley on 0845 680 1541 or via www.family-lawfirm.co.uk