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Spotlight on the Family team

The Family team at BPE Solicitors continues to make an impression having just received much deserved rankings in both the Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories.

The team retained their Band 1 ranking from Chambers for Cheltenham and the surrounding area whilst also being ranked in the South West category by Legal 500, alongside some of the biggest firms in the region.

There was also individual praise with Chambers recognising Head of the Family team, Helen Cankett, as a Band 1 lawyer and Rebecca Pike as an ‘Associate to Watch’.

Rebecca’s ranking comes hot on the heels of her recent promotion to Salaried Partner at BPE having joined the firm three years ago as a Senior Associate.  Helen has also been promoted to Fixed Share Partner. The team is now three Partner strong with Jemma Jones completing the highly experienced trio.

The Family team are able to advise clients on a range of Family Law issues but have particular expertise and experience in children’s law, relocation, complex financial settlements on divorce and advising high net worth individuals, in conjunction with the firm’s Private Wealth team, to ensure that their assets are adequately protected and managed both now and in the future.  Head of Family, Helen Cankett, is an Accredited Family Mediator and regularly supports clients to use alternatives to the Court process to resolve their issues and reach an agreement.

With solicitor, Hannah Mills, completing the well-regarded team, they approach each situation with empathy, understanding the sensitivity of family matters and aiming to minimise conflict in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

For advice and support for your specific situation, contact a member of the BPE Family team.

These notes have been prepared for the purpose of articles only. They should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice.

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