It’s family fortunes for Higgs & Sons

14th September 2020

It’s family fortunes for Higgs & Sons

A leading West Midlands law firm has been shortlisted for an accolade at the prestigious Lexis Nexis Family Law Awards later this year.

Higgs & Sons, based on the Waterfront Business Park in Brierley Hill, is one of four legal service providers in contention for the Family Law Firm of the Year for the Midlands & Wales region.

A nine-strong team at Higgs & Sons offers a comprehensive range of family services, including family mediation and collaborative law, as well as specialist child law and wealth protection advice.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, a particular focus has been placed on domestic violence and childcare arrangements, while the team has offered free training webinars for refuge centre staff across the UK to upskill them on accessing legal aid and understanding family law for their clients.

The winners of the Family Law Awards will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on November 25.

Phil Barnsley, Head of Family at Higgs & Sons, said: “The Lexis Nexis Family Law Awards has an excellent reputation so we are delighted to feature on the shortlist.

“We have an exceptionally hard-working and talented team committed to providing the best possible service to our clients and offering bespoke solutions to their individual needs.

“While we recognise we are on the shortlist alongside some very strong and well established legal service providers, winning this award would be testament to the outstanding efforts of the team in very difficult circumstances over the last 12 months.”

As well as adjusting services to reflect the Covid-19 landscape, the Higgs & Sons family team has also embarked on a host of projects to support the local community.

These include working alongside the Wolverhampton LGBT+ Alliance offering insight on employment and family law topics and providing backing to the Black Country Collaborative Pod, Birmingham Law Society and Family Law Committee.

The Lexis Nexis Family Law Awards was launched in 2013 to recognise and celebrate the work of family lawyers and is viewed as the most prestigious event in the industry.

The shortlist was chosen by a judging panel from the heads of a host of industry bodies, including the Family Law Bar Association and the Association of Lawyers for Children.



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