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Fletcher Day adds family partner to Manchester office

7 January 2021

April French Furnell

Law firm Fletcher Day has hired leading family solicitor Anita Shepherd as a partner and head of  the Manchester office’s family team as it expands in the North West. Anita joins from Shoosmiths’ Manchester office where she was head of family.

Anita advises clients on all areas of relationship breakdown including financial settlements on divorce, private children disputes, child maintenance and disputes between cohabiting couples. Her experience includes representing the wife of a former Premier League Footballer in divorce, finances and children proceedings.

Anita is a trained collaborative lawyer and is able to offer this service as an alternative process to her clients as well as being a strong supporter of family mediation. She is also an active member of Resolution and an advanced accredited specialist in Advanced Financial Provision and Domestic Abuse.

Anita Shepherd said: “I am delighted to have joined  Fletcher Day’s formidable family team. This opportunity gives me the ideal platform to do what I feel is best for my family clients which is to provide bespoke tailored advice with a view to finding solutions to avoid costly and stressful court proceedings. It is testament to Fletcher Day as to  how quickly I feel I have settled in following the warm welcome they have given me”

Fletcher Day’s senior partner Jude Fletcher said: “The unique challenges presented by the pandemic have seen a dramatic increase in the demand for pragmatic family law advice. We are pleased that Anita is able to support our clients in the North West through what is often an extremely critical and stressful point in their lives.”

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