Sheffield based Wake Smith Solicitors has boosted its Family Law department with the appointment of Deborah Marsh as an Associate and Collaborative Lawyer.

Deborah joins the Family team specialising in all areas of the practice including divorce/dissolution of civil partnerships, separation, finances, private children matters, cohabitee disputes, domestic abuse and pre and post nuptial agreements, with a particular emphasis on complex and high net worth cases.

Sheffielder Deborah also qualified as a Resolution-accredited Collaborative Lawyer in 2011 offering a radical and effective approach to dispute resolution by dealing with cases in a constructive and non-confrontational manner.

She has previously worked across South and West Yorkshire as a family and matrimonial solicitor at firms in Leeds, Chesterfield, Barnsley and Sheffield.

Deborah said: “The chance to come back to Sheffield and work within such a well-known company as Wake Smith was too good to miss.  I join a strong team recognised as providing considered, professional and friendly advice.

“The current unprecedented time may have meant an unconventional start to my time at Wake Smith, but it is very much business as usual here through our online and digital systems and I am delighted to be joining such a highly regarded company.”

Deborah’s experience also covers financial cases involving complex company/business structures, pensions, Trusts, investments, tax schemes and overseas assets.

Lindsey Canning, head of Family Law at Wake Smith Solicitors, said: “I have known Deborah for a number of years and she is highly experienced, tenacious and professional. She makes a fantastic addition to our team.”