Expansion for family law firm with new office and more solicitors

Jake Mitchell

Stowe Family Law is continuing to grow its regional presence in Yorkshire with a new office opening in Malton and more talent joining its Leeds office.

Stowe first began operating in Leeds, with its inaugural office opening in 1982. It now has 38 offices nationwide – nine of which span Yorkshire.

The Malton office is headed by senior solicitor Juliet Walker, who is experienced in all aspects of family law, including advising and representing clients in the process of divorce, unmarried separation, civil partnership dissolution and child law matters.

Meanwhile, Stowe’s Leeds office is expanding further as the firm enhances its talent pool with two recruits this month.

Sarah Sowden joins the team as a senior solicitor, and Jake Mitchell is welcomed as a solicitor, taking the Yorkshire team to 21.

Sarah Sowden

The larger team will help clients across Leeds and Yorkshire access some of the country’s top family lawyers at a time when divorce enquiries are continuing to rise due to the pandemic. 

Since the global public health disaster struck back in March last year, enquiries into the Leeds office have doubled, with a 146% increase reported across Yorkshire.

The new appointments strengthen the team’s experience in a wide range of family law matters, including divorce, separation, financial settlements, nuptial agreements and arrangements for children.

The team also offers specialisms in adoption, surrogacy, mediation, and a collaborative family law practice.

Rachel Roberts, Stowe’s regional director for Yorkshire, said: “As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues, we have seen a sharp rise in enquiries across Yorkshire and particularly in the Leeds area.

“Opening the new office in Malton and growing the team in Leeds allows us to maintain the highest support levels for our clients throughout the pandemic and beyond.

“With Jake and Sarah’s arrival, we now have a team of 21 in Yorkshire, and I am happy to welcome them both to the firm.

“Their combined experience in family law and knowledge will complement our existing offering and help clients to achieve their desired outcomes.”