We are delighted to welcome two new members of staff to our team; Ruth Jackson and Dawn Morgan.
Ruth Jackson (pictured on the right) is an experienced family lawyer and joined the firm on 3rd January 2017. Ruth works in both the Chippenham and Swindon offices. Called to the Bar in 2002, Ruth now specialises in family law. Qualified as a barrister, Ruth has “dual capacity” status, which enables her to use that experience as a barrister within a firm of solicitors.
Her particular areas of expertise include divorce, matrimonial finance and financial support for children, as well as applications involving parents having contact with their children. She also advises in matters concerning cohabitation and the finances following the breakdown of cohabiting relationships. Ruth is also extremely knowledgeable in matters of domestic violence involving allegations of serious violence or abuse.
Nigel Godsiffe, Head of the Family Department commented ‘’we are really pleased to have Ruth as part of our team. Her court advocacy experience combined with her office-based advice means that our clients have continuity of representation throughout their case.’’
Dawn Morgan (pictured on the left) joined the private client department on 9th January 2017 and is based in Trowbridge. Dawn was admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2007. She has previously worked as a personal injury and criminal solicitor, with her last previous role being a private client solicitor. Dawn advises on many areas which include: severance of joint tenancy; property, discretionary and lifetime Trust Wills, EPA, Lasting Powers of Attorney and dealing with the Court of Protection. Her Private Client work includes drafting of Wills with considerations of trusts in estate planning.
Michael Cavalla, Head of the firms Wills, Trusts and Probate department commented ‘’It is great to have Dawn on board, her range of experience and her approach to dealing with clients is an asset to our team’’