Harrogate Family Law has been ranked as a leader in its field by Chambers UK 2018, a top authority on the legal profession.
The announcement comes following the completion of research for the Chambers UK 2018 guide ahead of its publication in the autumn.
Andrew Meehan, who founded Harrogate Family Law in 2010, said he was delighted that the firm had been ranked as a regional leader in family law following last year’s top tier ranking.
“Chambers UK carries out extensive peer research and analyses feedback from clients during its comprehensive analysis of the legal profession nationwide which makes this ‘Leaders in the Field’ ranking so important,” said Andrew.
“Harrogate Family Law set out to become a specialist and by developing a culture of empathy alongside our strong technical competence we have successfully differentiated ourselves from other practitioners in our region.”
More detailed rankings for individual lawyers and firms will be published by Chambers UK in October.
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Harrogate Family Law has appointed North Yorkshire family lawyer Carol Jessop as partner.
Carol sits on the national Standards Committee for the family law body Resolution and is accredited by the organisation as a specialist in cohabitation and complex financial divorce cases. She joins from Langleys in York.
Andrew Meehan said: “Carol has significant experience in complex areas of family law including financial and child arrangements for separating couples.
“She is also extremely knowledgeable in the issues and challenges faced in cases involving business assets and pensions, areas that the Harrogate Family Law team is recognised for regionally.”
Carol said: “Harrogate Family Law has a strong reputation in North Yorkshire and I am looking forward to being part of a high calibre team.”
A top law graduate who recently completed a prestigious Baroness Cohen Scholarship at BPP Law School in Leeds has begun a new role as a trainee solicitor at Harrogate Family Law.
Laura Mounsey has been working as a paralegal at the North Yorkshire law firm since graduating from Durham University. She recently received a distinction in her core topics at BPP and an award for her pro bono work.
Andrew Meehan, founder and managing director of Harrogate Family Law, said: “Laura is a gifted and talented lawyer who has enhanced our team during her time as a paralegal.
“We are delighted to be able to offer her a position as a trainee solicitor with the firm and look forward to supporting her as she develops her career.”
Laura said: “I have been fortunate enough to work on some interesting and complex cases alongside a highly experienced team during my time at Harrogate Family Law.
“I am pleased to be part of a well regarded and growing law firm that is committed to nurturing my career.”