Samuel Phillips Law has made a senior appointment in its family law team.

Sara Stockdale, a highly regarded family law solicitor in the Northeast of England joins the firm as a partner in the family team.

With over 27 years’ experience in family law, Sara joins from TC Smith Solicitors in Berwick where she has practised since qualification in 1996, becoming a partner in 1998.

Sara’s passion and expertise lies in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce and financial matters but with a particular emphasis on care and child related work.

She regularly attends court on behalf of parents and family members and is a highly respected advocate. She assists in both private and publicly funded work.

She is a member of the Law Society Family Law Panel and Resolution – an association of specialist family lawyers. She also has accreditation with the Law Society Children Law Scheme.

Sara said: “I am thrilled to have joined Samuel Phillips Law at such an exciting time.  The family team is well-established and respected, and I look forward to continue to achieve the best possible outcome for my clients.”

Sharon Boyd, Group Chief Executive, added: “We are absolutely delighted that Sara has joined Samuel Phillps Law. She is an extremely well-respected family lawyer whom I have long admired and is a huge asset to our firm and our clients.”