A local firm of solicitors is commending the expertise of a long-standing member of its family team after their reaccreditation on a prestigious panel dedicated to supporting and representing children in complex legal cases.
Sarah Jane Smith, Family Solicitor at Shropshire-based PCB Solicitors is marking 18 years on The Law Society’s Children’s Panel after successfully being reaccredited last month, a role which sees her use her specialist expertise to advise on law relating to children.
Sarah was initially granted the endorsement by The Law Society in 1997 and every five years she is independently and rigorously assessed on her consistency and professionalism in the area of children law, whether in private law proceedings or in public law proceedings issued by the local authority. In her role, Sarah specialises in all types of children’s legal work, including child arrangement orders, care proceedings and adoption matters, as well as supporting parents, relatives or carers where children are considered to be at ‘risk’.
Rachael Hughes, Managing Partner of PCB Solicitors, said: “We’d like to congratulate Sarah-Jane for once again being recognised by The Law Society for her ongoing commitment and dedication to matters of child law. This re
- accreditation is testament to her high level of expertise surrounding the often complex and sensitive nature of cases that support young people. We’re really proud of our dedicated family team who regularly go above and beyond to support children and families undergoing legal proceedings.”
Sarah Jane explained: “I am delighted to have maintained my position on The Law Society’s Children Panel and would like to thank the family department and wider PCB team for their ongoing support. Child matters are often extremely distressing, but I am proud to be able to offer children, their parents or carers access to the legal support they need and to represent them fairly.”
PCB’s Family Department combines a highly-skilled team who have experience in a full range of specialisms in the field of family law, from pre-nuptial agreements and divorce, (including finances arising out of separation) and cohabitation issues through to domestic violence and care proceedings. The team are proud to offer practical advice and guidance in a supportive and understanding environment, to help their clients understand and navigate the legal system at a difficult time.
For further information about PCB Solicitors’ complete range of legal services, please contact the Shrewsbury Head Office on 01743 248148 or visit the website www.pcblaw.co.uk.
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