CJCH creates expert family law team

Posted by: CJCH Solicitors | 1st February 2016

January 2016

CJCH Solicitors has created a new specialist team to provide expert advice and support for people involved in the breakdown of a relationship.

CJCH Solicitors has brought together a team including solicitors who are accredited members of the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Panel and the Law Society’s Children Panel.

“When a relationship breaks down it can be distressing and traumatic,” said Jodi Winter, head of the new Family and Matrimonial Department, and a partner in the firm. “People often feel vulnerable, confused and unsure about what to do next. We can offer expert advice to help and support people through this difficult time and ensure that they are treated fairly and receive everything they deserve.”

The new team brings together experts from the firm’s Barry and Cardiff offices, and is based at the CJCH offices in Canton, Cardiff.

family law team at CJCH Solicitors
The new team, left to right: Clare Young, Mari Jenkins, Mahbuba Ali, Jodi Winter, Sarah Perkins, and Jacqui Davies

The development is a result of rapid growth in the firm, which – as Clarke & Hartland – had 24 employees just over two years ago, and now has more than 90.

“We recognise the sensitivity of dealing with family matters,” said Ms Winter. “Whether it is a matrimonial issue, prenuptial or cohabitee dispute, a divorce or childcare matter, the personal touch is what is required. We have offices at Cardiff city centre, Canton, Barry and Bridgend and are able to meet clients at their preferred location.

“Between us, we have the expertise, experience, skillset and proactive thinking to provide the best possible advice. We are also able to offer a free initial consultation on all family and matrimonial matters, and advice in many languages.”

As well as Jodi Winter, a solicitor, head and development manager of the department, and a partner in the firm, the team includes: Jacqui Davies, solicitor and a partner in the firm, with 25 years’ experience in family and matrimonial law; Mari Jenkins, solicitor with extensive experience in matrimonial and family law; and Sarah Perkins, who qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and specialises in all aspects of family law.

The expanding team also includes trainee solicitor, Mahbuba Ali and trainee legal executive and support, Clare Young.

As well as its Cardiff headquarters, CJCH also has offices in the Canton area of the city, as well as Bridgend and Barry, and has specialist expertise in commercial, intellectual property, mental health, employment law, property, family, child care, crime and motoring.