Partner Gill Graveson, who was previously head of family law at Birchall Blackburn Law’s Preston office will now oversee the family services across the firm’s seven offices.
With more than 25 years’ experience, Gill specialises in all areas of family law, with a particular interest in financial issues, in her new role she will be responsible for a team of 10 across the region.
She is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, qualified collaborative lawyer, member of Resolution and the Law Society Family Panel.
Gill, who has worked at Birchall Blackburn for four years, said:
“I’m really looking forward to this new challenge which is ultimately about ensuring our clients experience the best service in what can sometimes be the most difficult of circumstances.
“Client care is at the heart of everything we do and taking this role gives me the opportunity to make sure those standards are achieved across the entire business.
“The family law division is a busy area of the business – it’s one where the majority of our work comes from word of mouth and that is a reputation we are proud of and strive to maintain.”
Cathy Maccracken, partner at Birchall Blackburn, added: “Gill’s promotion follows an internal restructure which is focused on ensuring our clients receive the best service regardless of which office they visit and I’m confident Gill is the best person to lead us forward and ensure we achieve this vision.”