Fletcher Day adds family partner to Manchester office

Date: 07 Jan 2021


Law firm Fletcher Day has hired leading familysolicitor Anita Shepherd as a partner andhead 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 onall 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 memberofResolutionand an advanced accredited specialist in AdvancedFinancialProvision and DomesticAbuse.

AnitaShepherdsaid: “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 warmwelcome they have given me”

Fletcher Day’s senior partner JudeFletcher 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.”

back to news