Penningtons Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of Gillian Rivers as head of its family law team. Gillian, who will be based at the firm's City office, joins Penningtons from Collyer Bristow where she was a partner.
A highly experienced practitioner advising on all areas of family law, both in the UK and internationally, Gillian has a particular focus on the financial aspects of relationship breakdown as well as private law children matters including contact and residence disputes and financial applications on behalf of children. She also specialises in making emergency applications to freeze assets, recover children and in response to cases of domestic violence.
Described by The Legal 500 as 'excellent', 'never under-prepared' and 'understanding but robust', and by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession as 'always driven to achieve the best results for her clients', Gillian is the chair of the Family Law Committee of the International Bar Association. She is also a member of Resolution and a regular contributor to BBC Radio, the Law Society Gazette and national print media. Gillian lectures and chairs seminars nationally and internationally on family law. She is a former contributing editor and author to Clarke, Hall and Morrison's leading publication on children law.
Penningtons' chief executive David Raine commented: "The addition of Gillian to our London based team adds greater depth to our private client offering. Penningtons has traditionally had a strong reputation in family law and we expect this to continue under Gillian's guidance. We are very much looking forward to working with her as she expands our capability in this field."