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Emsleys Solicitors expands its private client provision in two key areas

We are pleased to welcome Solicitor Judith McAra to our Family Law team and Solicitor Kiran Hamilton to our Wills & Probate team.

Judith joins as a consultant specialising in financial cases, domestic violence, children cases and care proceedings. She is a collaborative lawyer and a member of Resolution.

Judith previously headed up Emsley Collins’ Family Law department in 1986 before going on to manage a family law firm with her husband Bob McAra for 26 years. The practice later merged with a national law firm, where Judith assisted with the expansion and development of its family department.

Director Peter Watson said: “I have had the pleasure of working with Judith previously and I am delighted to work with her again and welcome her back to Emsleys. She will undoubtedly become an asset to the team.”

Head of Family Law Gabbie Clasper added: “Judith’s many years of experience and reputation as one of Leeds’ best family lawyers adds strength to our team. As a qualified collaborative lawyer, Judith can help separating or divorcing couples reach settlements out of court to avoid the uncertainty of court hearings.”

Meanwhile, Kiran is an affiliate member of STEP and an associate member of Solicitors for the Elderly specialising in Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate and Court of Protection work. She is also a Dementia Friend.

Director and Head of Wills and Probate Helen Gott said: “We are pleased to welcome Kiran to the team at a time of growth not only for the department but also for Emsleys as a whole. Kiran’s appointment allows us to extend our existing team and take advantage of further opportunities for growth.”

New appointments for Emsleys' private client teams
Left-right: Kiran Hamilton and Judith McAra
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