Nelsons Strengthens Notts Family Law Team As Enquiries Grow

Nelsons Nottingham Family Team

We have recently expanded our Family Law team in Nottingham to meet the demand for our specialist legal services due to an upward trend for enquiries relating to divorce and children matters.

The growth includes the recruitment of Associates Emma Stamp and Jessica Rayns late last year, along with Paralegal Polly Sanders who joined the team this month.

Partner and Solicitor Emma Davies, who joined us in 2009, was appointed to lead our Nottingham and wider family team in 2021 and has continued to raise the team’s profile as one of the largest dedicated family departments in the region. She said:

“Nelsons’ family law offering has always had a strong presence in Nottingham, but interest increased significantly and has continued since the pandemic when family relationships were put under additional pressure. We have also seen more enquiries following the introduction of the no-fault divorce law in 2022. It’s therefore been a priority to look at expanding the team so that we can continue to deliver for our clients.

“The care team has been extremely busy and this area requires specific knowledge of working with local authorities and its processes, which Jessica has fantastic experience of.

“Emma has a wealth of experience in the financial aspects of divorce – an area we have been quite heavily focused on for clients and she’ll also be assisting our team in meeting the demand for our private children law services.

“We’ve got an excellent reputation in the region and beyond supporting an array of clients – and it’s clear that demand for specialist legal expertise and guidance remains strong.  We’ll continue to bolster existing services and look to develop further as we strive to achieve our vision to become the strongest family team in the East Midlands.”

Discussing her focus and ambitions within her new role, Emma Stamp said:

“Working in family law is hugely rewarding – I particularly enjoy the people side of what I do, and the mix of office and court-based work. I am looking forward to learning more under Emma Davies’ guidance.

“The culture and benefits offered at Nelsons were for a real draw for me – although there were other opportunities, I wanted to wait for a role at Nelsons. I have a varied and interesting caseload and am already learning a lot from the team through its collaborative approach. I’m excited to put down roots here in Nottingham, and feel I have a clear career path and can grow with the firm.”

Jessica joins us after switching to a legal career in 2018, qualifying as a childcare solicitor in 2021. She said:

“Care is an essential service offered by Nelsons to support local authorities in dealing with child social care issues. I was looking for a new opportunity, and I really admired Nelsons’ forward-thinking approach and positive workplace environment. My work is personal and can be complex – but the team around me is incredibly supportive and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know everyone.”

Across our three offices in Nottingham, Leicester and Derby, our Family Law team has the expertise to assist clients with a wide range of services from divorce and separation to family mediation, pre-and post-nuptial agreements, children law and domestic violence.

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