Slater Heelis Expands Family Team

A leading Manchester law firm is building on its recent successes with the appointment of an experienced solicitor in the family team.

Claire Higham, a family law specialist, joins Slater Heelis as an Assistant Solicitor and will advise clients on all issues arising from separation, including divorce, children and financial matters.

She comes to the firm after two years at KBL Law in Bolton and will be based from the firm’s Manchester office.

The family team has enjoyed its busiest year on record and Claire’s appointment brings the team to nine fee earners.

The team supports clients with a range of family services, including divorce and separation, mediation, collaborative law, advice on prenups and postnups, and inheritance claims.

Mark Heptinstall, Head of the Family team, said:

“The continual increase in demand for our services, meant that we needed to expand our team and Claire was the perfect fit. She brings a wealth of experience and she compliments the team very well.

“The team has just been ranked one of the best family law teams in the North West according to Legal 500, who comment that the team “provides practical and well-thought-through advice” and recommend the team for being “excellent”, “capable and brilliant at finding practical solutions”, and “knowledgeable, commercial and superb at cutting to the chase”.”

Slater Heelis is a full-service firm offering a range of legal services including Company Commercial, Employment, Personal Injury, Residential and Commercial property and Family Law; employing over 135 people across Manchester City Centre, Sale and Timperley. The firm acts for clients across the UK and internationally.