Commercial law firm Brabners has boosted its family team with the appointment of Richard Rigg from DWF.

Rigg, who joins as an associate in the Liverpool office, has five years’ experience in family law, with particular expertise in divorce and complex financial settlements arising from relationship breakdown. In addition, Richard will strengthen the team’s well-established wealth protection offering for its high net worth and business clients.

Brabners hire

Brabners hire

Left to right: Mark Brandwood, Richard Rigg, Helen Marriott

Brabners’ family team is headed by partner Helen Marriott and is split between offices in Manchester, Liverpool and Preston. The team is ranked as top tier in Legal 500 and also by Chambers and Partners, which describes the practice as ’very professional with a depth of knowledge and friendly manner’.

Rigg’s appointment is indicative of the growth of Brabners’ family team in recent years and its dedication to achieving the best possible results for its clients.

Helen Marriott said: ’Richard’s track record, considered advice and broad expertise make him an ideal fit as the team grows revenues across the North West. Looking ahead, we are confident of building on a successful 2017 and will continue to invest in the team to ensure we meet client expectations in offering a first-class service in complex areas of family law.’

Richard Rigg added: ’Brabners is widely recognised as one of the leading family law firms in the region as well as an outstanding employer. I’m looking forward to using my experience and skillset to support our diverse mix of clients.’

Brabners has made a raft of senior appointments so far in 2017. These include partner Steven Appleton as head of the firm’s private client practice and partner Ian Mylrea as head of the firm’s pensions team.