Margaret Kelly joins Slater & Gordon as Principal Lawyer and Partner

28 Feb, 2013

Leading law firm Slater & Gordon is delighted to announce the appointment of Principal Lawyer Margaret Kelly, who joins the Family Practice’s London Department.


Margaret will work with a dedicated team of specialist family lawyers with experience in all areas of private family law relating to issues of separation, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, divorce, financial issues and issues relating to children.  Margaret brings particular expertise in dealing with high profile cases, which require discretion combined with expert legal advice.


Slater & Gordon’s commitment to taking a constructive approach to the practice of family law was a key reason for Margaret’s decision to join the Family Practice.  The firm pursues results based on the Resolution Code of Practice so that a majority of cases are settled through constructive negotiation.   However they are also skilled and robust, where necessary, in pursuing matters through the court process.   As a collaboratively trained lawyer and mediator Margaret prides herself on achieving non-court based outcomes for clients wherever possible.    Her commitment to non-court based solutions is further evidenced by her membership of The Resolution Dispute Resolution committee


Margaret is an accredited member of Resolution First for Family and a contributing editor to the Law Society’s Family Disputes Handbook.


She recently qualified as Family law Arbitrator.  Her most recent achievement is her appointment as a Deputy District Judge.  


Margaret Kelly, Principal Lawyer, Family Practice said: “I’m delighted to be joining Slater & Gordon’s outstanding Family Practice.  In complex family disputes it is vital to have the best advice and representation possible.  I look forward to working with my colleagues to contribute to and expand upon the Practice’s excellent work in this area.”


Amanda McAlister, Practice Group Leader, Family Law, Slater & Gordon said: “Margaret’s arrival further demonstrates our commitment to creating the leading specialist family team in the UK.  This appointment will allow Slater & Gordon to build upon the high standard of service we pride ourselves on delivering to all of our clients.  Margaret’s arrival is a fantastic addition to a Practice already widely recognised as a leader in the field.”  

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