Lianne Costin, a family law specialist, has been admitted as solicitor at Hine Downing.

She has worked and studied through the firm first to the ILEX qualification stage and then to qualification as a chartered legal executive. By her own admission she has not chosen the easy route to qualification.

Lianne said: ‘Working full time and studying intensively at the same time is tough, but from the outset I was absolutely fascinated by family law and knew that was where I wanted to be.

‘Hine Downing has been incredibly supportive throughout the eight years I have been employed and I am so grateful to the whole team for helping me to achieve my goals.’

Hine Downing partner John Lowry said: ‘We spotted early on that Lianne would be a great asset to our firm and to our clients. We are very pleased to have been able to support her thorough her studies and are delighted that she has now been admitted as a solicitor.

‘We go to great lengths to appoint excellent people to all posts within the firm so it makes absolute sense to help them achieve their ambitions.’