National specialist law firm, Stowe Family Law, has opened a new office in Stockport as part of a nationwide expansion plan focused on North West England.
The family law team in Stockport is led by Managing Partner Gareth Curtis who is joined by?Partner Kaleel Anwar,?Solicitor Rachel Darrell?and?Associate Legal Executive Jennifer Hudec (pictured L-R). The firm opened its doors in the town on Monday 12th April.
The team’s expertise covers all family law matters, from providing advice concerning child living arrangements post-divorce to resolving complex financial matters with multiple assets. While alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration are always encouraged, the Stockport team comprises highly experienced litigators who possess excellent track records should a case go to court.
About Stockport’s office opening, Stowe’s Senior Partner Julian Hawkhead commented:
We are seeing a significant increase in divorce enquiries following the pressures that Covid-19 and the lockdowns have had on families – many people are turning to lawyers for help in re-evaluating certain life choices.
“At Stowe, we pride ourselves on offering compassionate advice and solutions for our clients during these difficult times. By occupying a country-wide presence, we can develop closer, more personal connections with our clients, helping to support them and achieve their desired outcome.”
Stowe has experienced a 95% increase in divorce enquiries year-on-year since Covid-19 struck, with a 45% increase reported in the Manchester area alone, based on a comparison of the periods Jan-Mar 2020 and Jan-Mar 2021.