Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP has appointed a third Children Panel member to its burgeoning family law team.
Experienced childcare solicitor, Sarah Ewbank, has joined the firm to strengthen its capacity to represent children, parents and guardians in local authority care proceedings.
Only Children Panel members can act for children in public or private legal cases and are appointed by guardians. They hold the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation, which is the recognised quality standard, demonstrating commitment to a strict code of practice.
Sarah Ewbank will be working alongside Taylor&Emmet’s existing Children Panel solicitors, Pat Wotherspoon and James Gascoigne. She was based previously at Norrie, Waite and Slater in Sheffield, where she spent 20 years specialising in childcare work, after coming to the city to complete a degree in psychology as a mature student.
Pat said: “Sarah is a highly experienced, highly ethical childcare solicitor who brings to our team a great deal of empathy and insight into this complex area of the law. Taylor&Emmet is committed to developing care work, as part of our wider family practice and the addition of further Children Panel members gives us the capacity to dramatically increase our caseload.”
Taylor&Emmet’s wide range of children law services includes advice about care proceedings, adoption, parental responsibility and child arrangement orders. For more information, telephone (0114) 218 4000, visit www.tayloremmet.co.uk or follow the firm on Twitter, @tayloremmet.