Elizabeth returns to her roots to take on family law role in city.
ONE of the best known family lawyers in the North West has joined Chester law firm Jolliffe & Co LLP as head of their family law team.
Elizabeth Hassall returns to Chester from Manchester where she was running her own city centre boutique firm.
Elizabeth joins with more than 30 years of experience as a family law solicitor.
She is returning to her roots as she is a farmer's daughter born in Malpas.
Elizabeth undertook her Law Society exams in Guildford before settling in Chester, where she developed her reputation at Hill Dickinson for 11 years and thereafter in Manchester as head of family for Top 50 Law Firms Halliwells and Gateley LLP.
She chaired the Greater Manchester Collaborative Law Group in 2014 before establishing her own family law practice in 2015.
She is an Accredited Specialist of Resolution (a specialist family law body).
Elizabeth is listed as a "leading individual" in family law in the North West by both of the principle legal directories - Legal 500 and Chambers UK.
Legal 500 describe Elizabeth as: "Professional and sensitive. She deals with things calmly and firmly and is a very polished Solicitor and an excellent tactician. She is also an excellent negotiator."
In Chambers UK she is referred to as "maintaining her long-standing reputation for family law".
Her extensive expertise encompasses pre-nuptial agreements and high value divorces.
She said: "Clients contact me at what is one of the most difficult and distressing times of their lives.
"My experience and knowledge of family law must come with an understanding of the emotional needs of clients, their children and frequently their extended families."
She added: "There is so much change in family law at present with an end to no-fault divorce being proposed, the introduction of civil partnerships for heterosexual couples and the joys of Brexit which will impact upon this area of law."