Richard Buckley, who will be based in the Sheffield office, is accredited by the Law Society as an expert in Family Law, advising on issues including divorce, financial proceedings and a wide range of children’s matters. He is also an accredited family mediator and collaborative lawyer, enabling him to assist couples to resolve issues in a cost effective and amicable way, without the need for court proceedings.
Sophie Arrowsmith, who will operate from the Leeds office, has specialised exclusively in practising Family law, advising and handling cohabitation disputes, divorce proceedings, financial disputes and settlements, as well as a broad spectrum of children’s issues. Sophie will also deal with the with more complex children’s matters, such as removal from jurisdiction and international child abduction, working in conjunction with the international Child Abduction and Contact Unit in London.
Commenting on the new appointments, Chris Burns, the head of the Family Law department within Lupton Fawcett, said,
“Although there is a spike at this time of year, we have experienced a growing number of divorce cases and family disputes with clients seeking our advice and help across the last 12 months.“
Chris continued; “We are therefore pleased to welcome two first class family lawyers to the team, in Richard and Sophie, who will be able to develop our offering, handle the additional cases and provide the same high quality advice which will enhance our reputation even further.”
Managing Partner of Lupton Fawcett, Jonathan Oxley, added,
“Chris Burns, who was described by the Legal 500 as a’ top class advocate’, continues to build an excellent team around him. To attract high-calibre solicitors like Richard and Sophie to the firm is a testament to the high esteem in which the department is held within the legal community.”