Law firm Slater and Gordon is continuing its Cardiff expansion with the appointment of a new family specialist.
Ben Evans, a senior associate with extensive experience in the field of family law, will head up a brand new team handling matters such as divorce, children disputes, financial settlements on separation and prenuptial agreements.
Ben, who is originally from North Wales, joins from Grant Stephens Family Law and prior to that worked at London law firms before moving to the Welsh capital.
He said: “Being from Wales and a Welsh speaker it’s nice to come back and be closer to family. The opportunity to build my own team and department in Cardiff from scratch was just too good an opportunity to pass up.
“It’s a bit of a cliché, but I chose family law to help people at what can be one of the most difficult times in their lives. Often when people come to us they have no idea where to turn or what the future is going to hold, so being able to assist them and reach a solution that’s best for them and their family – particularly when there are children involved – is very rewarding.”
Ben, 32, has already recruited his first family team member – trainee solicitor Lucy Davies, 27, who has moved from another part of the business. She is due to qualify as a fully-fledged solicitor in September.
Amanda McAlister, head of the firm’s family law offering at its offices across the country, added: “In recent months we have seen an increasing number of enquiries from clients in and around the Cardiff area.
“Our aim has always been to give our clients access to the specialist advice and support they need so now felt like the right time to expand and we are delighted to welcome Ben and Lucy to the team.”