Lodders Expands Its Family Law Offering
Lodders’ top-ranking family team has launched a bespoke family law service that will operate from its Cheltenham office.
Lodders’ family team has been routinely recognised as Band 1 in Chambers & Partners and Tier 1 by the Legal 500 for its expertise across the spectrum of family law.
The Cheltenham bespoke family law service will replicate the work already undertaken at the firm’s Birmingham office, best known for its high-end financial remedy work and its expertise in issues regarding children, but offering expert advice on all aspects of family law.
Janice Leyland, who has specialised in family law since qualifying as a solicitor in 1999, has been recruited by Lodders as a senior associate at its new Cheltenham-based family law team.
Leyland works alongside partner and head of Lodders’ Family Law practice, Beverley Morris, who says: “The team’s dedication to personal service and expertise in its field continues unabated. Creating an offering to operate from the Cheltenham office has always been the firm’s plan, and it has been important to recruit at the right level to take this plan forward.”
Morris adds: “Janice joins us as senior associate at the Cheltenham office. Working with me and with on-the-ground support from associate Christine Williams, this team will replicate the scope and quality of family law work undertaken from the Birmingham office.
“She has worked within the field of family law for over 20 years and has an impressive track record with work on behalf of her clients. Her approach will complement the work for all our clients, particularly those within the business, farming and rural communities.
“Janice’s experience and expertise also complement the already strong two partner team, as well as the specialist fields already operated out of the Cheltenham office, including private client, real estate, employment law and agricultural law.”
On the move to Lodders’ Cheltenham office, Janice says: “Lodders is a highly respected firm with a reputation for providing excellent client service, undertaking city standard work from its out-of-city locations.
“In the new role, I am focused on providing excellent client care and building strong working relationships with clients, whilst growing the family law offering in Cheltenham and existing relationships with other professionals across the South West. This is a unique opportunity to use my extensive experience and knowledge from working in a number of law firms over the last 20-plus years, to deliver practical and cost-effective legal solutions to complex and involved family issues.”