Bringing you live news and features since 2006 


Shoosmiths expands national family law offering


National law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its family law offering with the appointment of a partner, associate and solicitor.

The new team will be operating as part of Access Legal, the firm's private client arm. The new hires will work with existing family law partner Marika Franceschi, and specialists Claire Christie and Karen Nicol in Shoosmiths’ family law team.
Partner Neil Hobden, previously at boutique practice Benussi & Co, will head up Shoosmiths' national family law practice, advising on all aspects of family law and will be based in Birmingham.
Associate Chris Longbottom joins Shoosmiths’ Manchester office from Aaron & Partners at the beginning of December. He advises private clients on a range of family and matrimonial issues, with a focus on the high net worth market and complex legal issues.
Rebecca Calden-Storr, who has been appointed as a solicitor, was formerly a litigator at Wragge & Co and Mills & Reeve.
Hobden says: “We are looking forward to growing Shoosmiths’ national family law capacity and client base. I am planning to use the Shoosmiths office network to provide a range of premium legal services for individuals, and am excited to join an award winning firm renown for its’ client experience.”
Richard Follis, head of private client at Shoosmiths, says: “We are very excited by these appointments, which we see as a step toward developing our national family law practice in both Scotland and England. Our clients have often asked us for family law recommendations so we decided it was time to offer this service to meet client need.”

Latest News

ETF data consultant ETFGI reports that assets invested in the global ETF industry reached a new record of USD12.71 trillion..
Calastone has published an ETF white paper which examines several of the processes that take place across the lifecycle of..
Adapting product lines to fit into changing methodologies and meet shifting demand is essential to remaining relevant in the industry..
Investors urgently need greater access to diversified investment strategies aligned with the Paris Agreement on climate change if the world..

Related Articles

Taylor Krystkowiak, Themes ETFs
Themes ETFs opened its doors in December 2023, with an introductory suite of 11 ETFs – seven thematic and four...
Konrad Sippel, Solactive
At the end of March, financial index specialist, Solactive, published its 2024 annual report on future trends.  ...
Lorraine Sereyjol-Garros, BNP Paribas
Following changes to the French Monetary and Financial Code and of the French market authority AMF’s General Regulation, it is...
Ed Rosenberg, Texas Capital
Texas Capital Bank first opened its doors back in December 1998 and nowadays offers wealth-management services, as well as commercial,...
Subscribe to the ETF Express newsletter

Subscribe for access to our weekly newsletter, newsletter archive, updates on the site and exclusive email content.

Marketing by