SHIRLEY and Sheldon solicitors Sydney Mitchell LLP has announces two senior promotions with Gemma Whitchurch becoming senior associate and Kim Hopkins senior legal executive.
Gemma is a family lawyer who has helped clients on all aspects of family law from divorce, finances, children matters, adoption, surrogacy, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitation, domestic violence and emergency remedies.
During the last 12 months she has worked on numerous cases where domestic abuse is an issue.
She is an ally of the LGBTQ community and has represented clients on same sex marriage/dissolution and in complex children matters.
Kim is a key member of the private client team and assists clients on a wide variety of matters including the administration of estates and the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney.
During the pandemic she helped many families through the stresses of dealing with the difficulties of losing a loved one and the added complexities encountered during lockdown.
Senior partner Karen Moores said: “I thank Gemma and Kim for their hard work and determination and contribution to the business. During the last 12 months everyone has gone that extra mile for their clients and the firm.”