Weightmans launches new family law department in Birmingham

20 Aug, 2013

National law firm Weightmans has continued its rapid expansion by welcoming a new team of specialist family lawyers operating from their Birmingham office, offering family law advice from the Midlands for the first time.


The new team of three lawyers and one member of support staff arrived at Weightmans’ St Philip’s Point base this week. Fiona O’Sullivan has joined the firm as Consultant, Tania Derrett-Smith as Associate and Louise Jackson as Solicitor.


The Weightmans Family law team is one of the most highly regarded in the North West and is ranked in the first tier for Family law in the 2012 edition of Legal 500 and in the 2013 edition of Chambers & Partners.

Fiona will be heading up the family department in Birmingham. Ranked in the legal directories as a top tier lawyer, Fiona is known for her ‘clear, concise and very sympathetic’ manner and is experienced in advising on the pensions aspects of financial settlements.


She said:


“I am delighted to be joining Weightmans and launching the family law offering from the Birmingham office.


“This is a really exciting time to join a firm that is ambitious and growing fast. Weightmans’ family and private client teams in the North West have an impeccable reputation for their work and I am looking forward to using my expertise and skills of my colleagues to build a similar reputation in the Midlands.”


Carole Atkinson (pictured), Partner and Head of Private Client at Weightmans said:


“We are thrilled to welcome such well-established and talented lawyers and bring our family law services to Birmingham. These appointments further increase the firm’s strength and depth as we continue to expand and take on more cases.


“The new team have extensive experience in all areas of family law and outstanding technical knowledge. Teamed with a commitment to client service they are outstanding additions to the Weightmans team.”

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