Harrison Clark Rickerbys has appointed Lucy Barr as its new head of office for its Birmingham operation.
Ms Barr, who works within the law firm’s family team, has also been promoted from senior associate to partner.
After qualifying as a solicitor in 2005 Ms Barr moved to Harrison Clark Rickerbys in 2009, having previously worked for a niche practice specialising in the application for financial orders following the presentation of a petition for divorce, nullity or judicial separation. She also specialises in divorce, in particular, financial provision and issues surrounding children.
Ms Barr’s appointment also sees Harrison Clark Rickerbys establish its new four-strong family law team at the Birmingham office, consisting of two partners, Ms Barr and Kevin Harris-James with associate solicitor, Anna Taylor and paralegal, Tabatha Quinney.
Mr Harris-James has extensive experience and expertise in all aspects and all levels of family law matters and specialises in complex financial disputes, including those involving business and trust structures and those with an international dimension
Ms Taylor qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and joined the Birmingham office of Harrison Clark Rickerbys in January 2015.
She specialises in divorce and relationship breakdown, in particular, matters involving money and property, disputes concerning children, civil partnership disputes, domestic violence, pre- and post-marital agreements and deals with cases of high net worth.
Mr Harris-James said; “We are pleased to recognise the exceptional work of Lucy and to provide her with the opportunity to climb the career ladder within a progressive law firm.
“The promotion not only highlights the legal expertise of our firm but also strengthens the position of Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ family law team in the Birmingham office.”