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Child Care Solicitor Joins Leading Family Law Department

Sophie Burchett, specialist solicitor in Child Care Law joined Hodge Jones & Allen on Monday 10th August. Sophie is a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel dealing with both public and private law children matters. She holds extensive experience in representing both parents and children in care proceedings and in domestic violence work and dealing with private law children matters, representing parents, grandparents and extended family members. She deals with applications for child arrangement orders, prohibited steps and specific issue orders, special guardianship orders and adoption matters.

“I am so pleased to be joining Hodge Jones & Allen and to be working with Laila and her team. The firm’s ethos of helping individuals in times of difficulty is close to my heart as, working with vulnerable clients and achieving resolution for them, brings me great satisfaction.”

In the past, Sophie has been instructed by the Official Solicitor where the clients lack capacity to conduct proceedings. She is skilled in dealing with vulnerable clients, including those with mental illness and learning difficulties.

Commenting on Sophie’s appointment, Laila Bhunnoo, Head of the Family Law team said:

“We are delighted that Sophie is joining the team as an Associate. She is a well-respected solicitor of a high calibre and is a valuable addition to the team.”

The Hodge Jones & Allen family law department comprises a team of highly specialist solicitors working together for the benefit of their clients. Their work covers divorce, domestic abuse, childcare and adoption, international child abduction matters, forced marriages, financial arrangements and other disputes.

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1. Founded in 1977 in Camden and has over 220 staff based in Euston NW1. The firm’s team of specialists – Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Industrial Disease, Civil Liberties, Criminal Defence, Court of Protection, Life Planning, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Family Law, Military Claims, Serious Fraud and Social Housing.

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