Consilia Legal promotes family law specialist

Consilia Legal promotes family law specialist

Consilia Legal has promoted solicitor and mediator Sarah Manning to senior associate solicitor.

Manning (pictured, left) has more than 10 years of experience in family law. The solicitor and accredited mediator is a member of Resolution

She advises and assists individuals in all aspects of private family law, including divorce, financial settlements, civil partnerships dissolution, and separation and cohabitation agreements.

Manning also specialises in children matters, including adoption, domestic violence and international family law.

She also has experience dealing with mid- to high-net worth clients of a complex nature and those including overseas assets.

Consilia Legal promoted Manning to senior associate solicitor to reward her for her dedication and contribution to the Leeds- and Harrogate-based firm since joining two years ago.

Laura Clapton (pictured, right), director and head of the family law department at Consilia Legal, said: “Since joining us, Sarah has taken an active role in developing more junior members of the team. Sarah has also assisted in the growth of both the mediation and legal practice through her commitment to business development.”

“Sarah’s passion for her work, particularly alternative dispute resolution, shines through and she is a fantastic role model within the family law arena.”

Commenting on her promotion, Manning said: “I am very pleased to accept the position of senior associate solicitor and be a part of a modern, forward thinking law firm.”

Manning continued: “I have recently embraced the home working and quickly put in place procedures for us to offer virtual mediation which has been a great success and something which we will continue to offer following the pandemic.”

“Over the last two years I have enjoyed networking and building my contacts in the Leeds area following my move from working in the North Yorkshire area. I have also set up a successful conference each year for Dispute Resolution Awareness Week and this year will be the third  year it has run. I also founded ADR book club, which has been a great way to meet like-minded people and share views and ideas. I am excited for the future of Consilia and to put in place other business venture ideas.”

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