Thursfields Doubles the Size of its Family Law Team in Worcester
09 Aug 2018
Published in: Member News
Thursfields Solicitors has doubled the strength of its Family Law department in Worcester after recruiting two experienced lawyers from nearby competitors.
The leading Midlands law firm has recruited Mercedes King-Jones as a director from Wright Hassall in Leamington Spa and Lucy Mackintosh as a solicitor from Parkinson Wright in Worcester.
The new recruits means Thursfields' Worcester office now has four lawyers in its Family Law department, with the other two being solicitor Charlotte Perry and associate solicitor Laura Williams.
Shane Miller, director and head of the Family Law department at Thursfields, said: "We're delighted to welcome Mercedes and Lucy to the company, and are thrilled to add their experiences and expertise to the Family Law department."
Ms King-Jones, an expert in high net-worth divorces and farming divorces, was previously a partner Wright Hassall's family team. Before that she worked at Benussis in Birmingham and was head of the family team at mfg Solicitors.
She said: "Thursfields is a dynamic, ambitious and fast-expanding law firm. I see it as an exciting opportunity to join a passionate team with a strong focus on client care and an emphasis on integrity and expertise, which aligns with my own values."
Ms Mackintosh, whose expertise includes matters relating to children and child arrangements, including relocation and international child abduction, was formerly at Parkinson Wright for nearly four years.
She said: "I have wanted to work for Thursfields for a number of years because it's clearly a forward-thinking and progressive firm in its approach to law, has shown consistent growth and places strong emphasis on the team.
"That suits me perfectly as I work well in a team and I'm completely committed to working hard for my tribe! Successful law firms have happy, motivated, ambitious staff â€“ and that certainly seems to be what Thursfieds have going on."
Thursfields Solicitors has grown its turnover by 20 per cent in the last financial year. The Family Law department achieved turnover of more than £1 million for the first time last year and was a finalist in the national Family Law Awards.
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