A SOLICITOR’S firm which has a branches in Wyre Forest and the Black Country has strengthened its family law department with the promotion of four senior lawyers.

Talbots Law, which employs 200 people across seven offices has promoted James Wright to Director and the trio of Anna Tomlinson, Martina Dutton and Katie Wager to Associates.

The family law team of 17 solicitors look after the interests of over 2000 clients and families every year with issues of divorce, financial arrangements, child care matters, pre and post nuptial agreements, domestic abuse, mediation and cohabitation contracts.

They work across all of Talbots’ offices in Stourport, Kidderminster, Halesowen, Stourbridge, Dudley, Wolverhampton and Codsall.

Louise Jones, Head of Family Law at Talbots said: “These promotions cement our position as having the largest and strongest family law department in the Black Country.

“James, Anna, Martina and Katie are excellent lawyers and their promotions are thoroughly deserved. They combine technical ability with a real passion for client care.

“Clients want to know they can trust us and that we have the expertise and skills to solve problems and protect their interests as best we can - one example is the fact we have five Law Society Children’s Panel solicitors in our Team.

“These promotions and the growth of our family law team give us greater scope to help even more people in 2017.”

James Wright added: “This is an exciting time to become a Director at Talbots and I’m looking forward to working with Louise and the management team to explore how we can develop the family law department even further.”

Talbots has ambitious expansion plans in 2017 targeting 20 per cent growth over the next twelve months, an objective that will see it break £12m in fees for the first time in its history.