We are pleased to welcome Sandy Powell to our team as an Associate Solicitor.
Sandy qualified as a Solicitor in 1988 which means that she has practiced family law for 30 years.
Sand has also been a member of the Law Society Children Panel since 1992. (altogether between Ian, Kim and Sandy we now have over 60 years of Child Panel membership in the practice!).
In addition Sandy has been a Resolution Accredited Specialist since 2004 and her specialisms include Advanced Financial Provision.
Respected by fellow lawyers
Sandy is well known and respected in the Devon family law community and her joining adds additional strength and depth to our team.
Sandy’s career has included time with WBW, Trowers and Hamlin (who took over Stones), Ford Simey and Dunn and Baker (where she was a Partner and Head of the Family Team). She has mostly been responsible for the supervision of other solicitors and trainees.
Sandy also trained as a mediator a number of years ago. Whilst she never achieved accreditation with the Family Mediation Council, our view is that mediation training makes everyone who does it a better lawyer. The reason is that mediation training enhances negotiation skills and gives a better understanding that there invariably two ways of viewing a problem (at least) and that the best long term solutions are rarely achieved through confrontation.
We are now one of the larger teams of family lawyers in Devon and Somerset
Our team now includes 6 specialist family lawyers which makes us one of the larger family law practices in Devon and Somerset. With plans already in place the team should grow to 8 lawyers by the end of 2018.