Harrogate law firm McCormicks has appointed Solicitor Stephen Hopwood to head its Family Law team.
Stephen joins the practice, ranked as one of the leading Family/Matrimonial practices in the Region by the leading independent Guides to the profession, after seven years as a Senior Solicitor in a large specialist Family Law Practice.
He brings expertise in all aspects of Family work, with a focus on finance and children, as well as experience in dealing with complex family breakdowns involving trusts and international elements.
Partner Geoff Rogers said: Stephen is very committed to client care and offers a sympathetic yet robust approach to tackling the many issues of family breakdown. McCormicks handles a number of cross-border cases and his experience in dealing with international jurisdictions will be an asset.
McCormicks has also promoted Carol Hancock as a Legal Assistant. Carol is part of the Family Law team and has experience in a range of Family matters, in particular cases involving children or domestic violence issues.
Carol joined the firm in 2012 after receiving a commendation from the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, York.
McCormicks is recommended for Family Law in both the latest editions of the UK Legal 500 and Chambers UK.
Main photograph: The new Head of Family Law at McCormicks Solicitors, Stephen Hopwood.