Top 100 law firm Thrings has appointed Sally Pike, a family law expert with more than 20 years’ experience, as partner.

A specialist in all aspects of marriage, civil partnerships, divorce and separation, Sally joins Thrings from Coffin Mew, where she was a partner and head of the family team.

Sally has particular expertise in dealing with mid-to-high-net-worth cases involving complex financial assets such as property, pensions and company assets. She provides niche family advice to couples wanting prenuptial agreements, while also using her skills as a mediator and collaborative lawyer to help clients reach resolutions though a ‘no court’ approach.

Her knowledge has been gained from acting for company directors, private and public sector professionals, entrepreneurs and members of the farming community, as well as from steering spouses of high earners, senior managers and armed forces personnel through the complexities of a divorce to reach a financial settlement.

Sally said: “Thrings’ family team offers bespoke legal help and advice which allows clients to provide for and protect their loved ones, their businesses, their assets and their futures during what can often be an emotional time.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly-respected and forward-thinking firm which places a premium on building close relationships with clients. Thrings has strong and clear plans for growth in the south of England, and it is an exciting time to be joining the firm.”

In recent weeks, Thrings – which has offices in London, Hampshire, Bristol, Bath and Swindon – has made a number of strategic hires, welcoming agriculture property associate Emily Harvey, private client solicitor Rukshana Khanom, agriculture solicitor Hugh Barnard, and tax director Carolyn Butland-Beazley.

The firm is expected to announce details of further senior appointments in the coming months. Staff in Hampshire are also preparing to move into new custom-built premises on the Broadlands Estate in Romsey in the new year.