Chesterfield law firms

Elliot Mather Appoints Three New LLP Members 

Full service law firm Elliot Mather LLP announces the appointment of three LLP Members –Felicity Coats, Diane Gunn and Daniel Lindon.

In recent months, Elliot Mather have experienced exponential growth across the firm, and are pleased to announce the promotion of Senior Associate Solicitors Felicity Coats, Diane Gunn and Daniel Lindon to LLP Member status.

Felicity is a highly experienced Criminal Defence Solicitor and has been with the firm since 2008. She has been instrumental in establishing a crime presence in Derby since they first gained a contract to do criminal work there in 2017. In that short time, Elliot Mather have built a significant presence thanks to the efforts of Felicity and her colleagues at Derby.

Speaking on her appointment as LLP Member, Felicity said: “I am thrilled to have been promoted to NDM, having worked my way up from paralegal level. I am hoping to grow the Derby team and expand the success of the department.  I am lucky to work with such an excellent team who always put their all into their work, are committed to client care, and are supportive of each other.”

Diane has a high level of expertise as a Child Care Solicitor and has been with the firm since 2017.  She is a Member of Resolution and the Law Society’s Children Panel Accreditation Scheme, meaning that she can represent children, as well as parents and other family members in care proceedings and other related proceedings. She is dedicated to the Child Care Department, not only running her own substantial case load, but being heavily involved in the training and development of staff.

Speaking on her appointment, Diane said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as LLP Member in Elliot Mather’s Child Care Department. I’m looking forward to what the future brings for the department and future successes. I feel lucky to be working within such a brilliant team who are dedicated to providing expert assistance to those going through Care Proceedings.”

Daniel joined Elliot Mather in 2021 to head up the Residential Conveyancing Team in their Nottingham office. In his relatively short time with the firm, Daniel has dealt with an unprecedented high number of referrals for residential conveyancing.  It is hoped that under Daniel’s steerage the team at Nottingham will go from strength to strength and become a key element of their strategic development in Nottingham.

Daniel said: “I am very happy, and grateful, to have accepted the offer of partnership and to be appointed as an LLP Member at Elliot Mather LLP. I am very much looking forward to what the future has to hold, and being part of the ongoing success and development of the Residential Property Department in Nottingham.”

Elliot Mather have a network of offices in Chesterfield, Derby, Mansfield and Nottingham. They have consistently demonstrated growth and success, possessing the ability to service a wide range of client circumstances.

Elliot Mather LLP supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 190 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Elliot Mather Appoints New LLP Member of Family Department in Chesterfield

Full service law firm Elliot Mather LLP has announced the appointment of a new LLP Member – Ben Lawson – who has joined the company’s Family Law department based at its Head office in Chesterfield.

Ben is a highly experienced Family Solicitor having worked in the legal profession for many years. During his career, he has worked in offices across Derbyshire, whilst also assisting clients across both Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

Ben joins an already exceptional Family Law team at Elliot Mather and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the department. He assists clients with all issues arising from relationship breakdowns, having particular interest in: complex financial matters, child arrangements, nuptial agreements, and high net worth divorces.

Commenting on his recent appointment as Solicitor and LLP Member at Elliot Mather, Ben said: “I am incredibly excited at being given the opportunity to join Elliot Mather as an LLP Member in the Family Department.  The firm has strong roots in Chesterfield and across the East Midlands, with a reputation for quality legal advice and putting client’s first. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Family Department, to assist those experiencing relationship breakdowns.”

Julie Skill, Head of the Family Department and LLP Member said: “We are incredibly lucky to have such talented and dedicated staff working within our Family department, and the arrival of Ben will only strengthen this team. I am very much looking forward to working with Ben .I wish him the best for his future with us at Elliot Mather.”

Elliot Mather is dedicated to ensuring clients receive expert and tailored legal advice. The recent recruitment of Ben demonstrates the desire to deliver an outstanding service from highly knowledgeable legal professionals. The Family Law department now comprises of 11 fee earners able to assist an increased number of clients based locally, regionally, and even nationally.

Elliot Mather LLP supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 200 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Banner Jones Solicitors retains ‘Leading Firm’ status in the UK Legal 500

Chesterfield-based Banner Jones’ Family Law and Personal Injury teams have retained their Tier 2 ranking in this year’s Legal 500 for the 9th year in a row.

The annual publication, which assesses the strengths of law firms across the world, is acknowledgement of the continued great work of Banner Jones over the last 12 months, and the quality of the services they provide.

A full-service firm which covers all aspects of family law, Banner Jones’ award-winning family law department consists of two specialist teams; a family law team and a care proceedings team.

Known for its customer service led approach, the firm represents a range of private clients including individuals eligible for legal aid through to high-value business owners.

As part of this year’s Legal 500 ranking, work highlights included the management of a complex care proceedings matter involving identification of a parent outside jurisdiction, as well as acting in a financial remedy case worth £1.5m.

The firm’s formidable personal injury team, which is led by Simon Wright, and which has particular expertise in serious injury and abuse claims, has also retained its Tier 2 ranking,

Work highlights cited by the Legal 500 included acting for a client who sustained a serious injury at work to secure a £1.6m settlement, as well as representing a client in a historical sexual abuse case in order to secure both costs and damages totalling £110k.

Commenting on the rankings Banner Jones’ Chief Executive, Simon Wright, said: “This is fantastic recognition of the hard work and dedication of both our East Midlands-based family law and personal injury teams.

“Despite the challenges faced over the past year or so, our colleagues have continued to put the needs of clients at the heart of all that they do, and that determination has been reflected in the cases overseen, and those that they have settled.

“Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of those who support our legal teams, and this accolade is also received in recognition of those who contribute to the day-to-day running and continued success of the business.”

Banner Jones Solicitors supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 180 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Dawson Radford Solicitors continues impressive growth with new appointment

North Derbyshire-based Dawson Radford Solicitors has continued its growth plans with the appointment of Liam Kenealy as Head of Employment law.

As the practice celebrates its 5th anniversary, DR continues to provide high quality legal services to businesses in the local area (and beyond) and sees this as a key appointment to further expand the range of services it offers.

“Athough the last 18 months have certainly brought about some challenges, it was really important to me that we stuck to the plans we had in place” says managing director, Jo Dawson. “Providing employment law services to our clients, to me, is a key area we can support with, and it really does go hand in hand with the existing corporate, commercial and property work we undertake”.

Liam is well known in the Chesterfield area having worked at law firms in both Sheffield, and most recently Chesterfield. The task of establishing a new department is not unknown to him, which was exactly the track record Dawson Radford were searching for. “It has taken some time to find the right person to join our team. Obviously it had to be someone with the technical ability and drive, but it also had to be someone who fitted with our culture and values, and the working environment we’ve created – for me that was absolutely key” said Jo.

Speaking of the importance of employment law, Liam comments: “Anyone who has employed a team, large or small over the past 18 months will have had to make some employment law decisions at some point, whether that be choices about flexible working, furlough payments, maybe even restructures and redundancies. It’s such an important part of running a business, and it is vital to get this area of law correct – I’m really looking forward to supporting Dawson Radford’s clients, existing and new, with their employment law decisions”.

Dawson Radford can now offer employment law support to business, both on an ad-hoc and retainer basis. Their services range from the preparation of key employment documents through to representation at The Employment Tribunal. To find out how the firm can assist your business you can visit or call 01246 932100 for a no obligation chat.

Dawson Radford supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 180 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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