Blackpool law firm Blackhurst Budd has appointed Sharon Emslie as head of its family law department.
Sharon specialises in relationship breakdown and divorce and has a wealth of experience in dealing with children’s matters and helping clients through the complexities of dividing assets on divorce, particularly for clients with business interests.
She said: “I’m looking forward to helping the clients of Blackhurst Budd in all areas of family law and providing them with an affordable, approachable and expert service.
"Wherever possible I encourage clients to reach agreement on divorce and I achieve a settlement in a high proportion of my cases. However, should a settlement not be possible, I regularly represent clients in court proceedings relating to financial matters and children."
Warren Spencer, managing director at Blackhurst Budd said: “We are delighted to welcome Sharon to the firm. Blackpool has a higher than average divorce rate according to national statistics and it’s vitally important that clients take legal advice at an early stage.
Whilst the divorce process itself can be a straightforward, dealing with the financial aspects requires legal expertise to ensure that a fair settlement is reached and ultimately, to prevent future financial claims being made.”
He said while the divorce process can be straightforward, the financial aspects need legal expertise.