Central London law firm Payne Hicks Beach is pleased to announce a significant hire to its highly respected family team. Rebecca Cockcroft joined as a partner on 6 May.

Rebecca Cockcroft has considerable expertise in all areas of family law, including divorce, matrimonial finance, children, cohabitation, pre-nuptial agreements and Hague Convention cases. Her areas of specialism include complex financial cases, particularly with an international dimension, and City-based divorces.

She regularly receives referrals from leading law firms, major investment banks and entrepreneurs.

She has been described by family law QCs as ‘the star performer in the field of money and children work’ and ‘a class act who is a pleasure to work with’.

Peter Black, managing partner, commented: ‘We are delighted that Rebecca has joined the firm. Her arrival is an important step in the strategic growth of our family law practice.

‘Payne Hicks Beach has one of the strongest family teams in the country and we are extremely proud of the work that is being carried out by the department as we continue to grow and provide excellent service for our clients.’