A South Wales law firm has created a new specialist team to provide expert advice and support for people involved in the breakdown of a relationship.
CJCH Solicitors has brought together an all-female team including solicitors who are accredited members of the Law Society’s family law advanced panel and the Society’s children panel.
‘When a relationship breaks down it can be distressing and traumatic,’ said Jodi Winter, head of the new family and matrimonial department, and a partner in the firm.
‘People often feel vulnerable, confused and unsure about what to do next. We can offer expert advice to help and support people through this difficult time and ensure that they are treated fairly and receive everything they deserve.’
The new team brings together experts from the firm’s Barry and Cardiff offices, and is based at the CJCH offices in Canton, Cardiff.
The development is a result of rapid growth in the firm, which - as Clarke & Hartland - had 24 employees just over two years ago, and now has more than 90.
‘We recognise the sensitivity of dealing with family matters,’ said Ms Winter.
‘Between us, we have the expertise, experience, skillset and proactive thinking to provide the best possible advice. We are also able to offer a free initial consultation on all family and matrimonial matters, and advice in many languages.’
As well as Jodi, the team includes: Jacqui Davies, solicitor and a partner in the firm, with 25 years’ experience in family and matrimonial law; Mari Jenkins, solicitor with extensive experience in matrimonial and family law; and Sarah Perkins, who qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and specialises in all aspects of family law.
The expanding team also includes trainee solicitor, Mahbuba Ali and trainee legal executive and support, Clare Young.