With the Covid-19 pandemic bolstering the already strong demand for legal family matters in the region, Sara’s appointment is ideally timed to further extend the firm’s services in relation to divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships, financial matters following the breakdown of a relationship, pre- and post- nuptial agreements, disputes in relation to children, domestic abuse and injunction proceedings, as well as matters which may arise in relation to non-married couples such as cohabitation agreements and declarations of trust.
Sara said: “In my experience, family law is one of the only areas that has remained strong during the pandemic. The great upheaval to everyday life has led to many families struggling to deal with existing challenges, only contributing to their requirement for legal support. These are often related to worsening financial circumstances, change in family dynamics during the pandemic or arrangements for children.
“I have built up a strong portfolio of experience in complex private law cases relating to children, which has included dealing with emergency applications, the issue of schooling, change of main residence, internal relocation and the appointment of experts including guardians, independent social workers and psychologists.
“The family law team at Enoch Evans LLP continues to be busy, which poses a great opportunity for me to make a real difference to both my colleagues and clients, with the aim of delivering many more helpful resolutions.”
Sara has acquired over 15 years of experience in the legal profession to become proficient in financial matters involving property portfolios, investments, assets abroad, public sector pensions and business assets.
Sara added: “Enoch Evans has a great reputation, not only in the region but within the legal sector. I made the decision to join because I wanted to work in a firm that offers a professional, yet personal service to its clients. Its reputation for being a friendly, flexible firm to work for and a popular firm to work with confirmed this is the right place for me.”
David Evans, managing partner at Enoch Evans, said: “We are extremely pleased Sara has chosen to join us and continue her inspiring legal career in the West Midlands. Sara’s appointment reflects the firm’s drive to become the “go to” family law specialists in Walsall and Sutton Coldfield. Enquiries have not slowed throughout the pandemic, so adding quality expertise as well as greater capacity to support local communities is part of our wider exciting growth plans.”
Enoch Evans has its head office in Walsall in addition to a branch in Sutton Coldfield which was opened in late 2019. The 130-year-old firm has grown to over 90 staff.