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Merger of premier practioners creates family law 'super-team' K&M Family Law Solutions has merged with Harrison Clark Rickerbys Ltd.

K&M Family Law Solutions has merged with Harrison Clark Rickerbys Ltd, one of the Midland's leading firms for family law and divorce services.

K&M Family Law is a partnership between Kevin Harris-James and Michael Vale. The firm is known for its significant experience in the most complex of family and relationship issues and disputes. Both partners have previously worked for many years in leading national law firms before setting up their own dedicated family law practice.

Kevin and Michael join leading family law practitioners, Andy Caldicott and Jonathan Brew, who form part of Harrison Clark Rickerbys' family and divorce law team in Worcester and Herefordshire, and Carolyn Green who heads up the team in Cheltenham and the Thames Valley.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys has regularly been recognised as a tier one firm for family law services by leading independent legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys inc K&M Family Law remains based in the original K&M offices in Edgbaston, which are highly accessible being centrally located and have street parking immediately outside the offices.

Kevin Harris-James said: 'We intend to further grow and develop our family law service from our Edgbaston offices. The merger allows us to offer an exceptional level of divorce and family law advice, with a team of solicitors who between them have a vast wealth of experience, including higher rights of audience. Choice of solicitor has never been more important for the client, and we are able to ensure that we able to offer our clients the widest choice of exceptional advice.' Kevin is highly regarded locally, nationally and internationally as one of the UK's leading family lawyers, and is also individually recognised in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, the leading independent law directories of the United Kingdom.

His approachable, discrete, pragmatic manner and significant expertise in high profile and complex cases makes Kevin extremely popular with clients from all walks of life - from business to celebrity.

He has a wealth of experience and expertise in complex financial disputes, including those involving sophisticated business and trust structures and those with an international dimension. He also acts for professional football clubs and players, being a registered and approved Solicitor with the Football Association.

Kevin is a member of the prestigious International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a select group of lawyers specialising in international family law, and a former member of the Resolution International Family Law Committee. He is the co-author of 'International Aspects of Family Law (2nd edition)' and was named Midlands Family Lawyer of the Year and short listed for Midlands Solicitor of the Year.

Michael Vale is a vastly experienced family lawyer and has practiced exclusively in this area of law for over 30 years, having previously been head of Family Law for a large Birmingham-based law firm.

The Legal 500 has described Michael as both "highly regarded" and "noted for his conciliatory approach". A recent Birmingham Law Society award acclaimed Michael for his "exceptional client care". He has dealt with a number of high profile financial matters. Michael is highly regarded by his peers and remains a "heavyweight" when it comes to the more complex financial disputes arising on relationship breakdown.

Michael is passionate about the well-being of his clients and has a reputation for being kind and considerate to them, always going the extra mile on their behalf.

Michael has regularly acted for a broad spectrum of clients including other lawyers (both barristers and solicitors), accountants, politicians, business people, members of the medical profession, full time housewives and mothers, house husbands, civil partners etc.

He is a professional lifelong member of The Solicitors Family Law Association (latterly known as Resolution).

Andy Caldicott has practiced in both Harrison Clark Rickerbys' Worcester office and latterly, Herefordshire offices. Formerly managing partner of the firm, he has been with the practice for over 20 years, and is also head of the family law department.

Andy excels in all aspects of family law, mainly dealing with complex children and financial disputes, particularly those involving companies, farms and substantial pension funds. He is a member of Resolution, the Children Panel and Family Law panel, the Association of Lawyers for Children and also is able to practice civil advocacy in the Higher Courts.

Jonathan Brew joined Harrison Clark Rickerbys in June 1983 and was made a Partner in December 1983, before being promoted to Senior Partner in 2003.

Jonathan is an expert in high net worth cases often involving family businesses and farming cases, pensions, tax and valuation issues as well as arrangements for children (residence and contact).

Jonathan has previously sat as a Deputy District Judge and is a trained Family Law Mediator.

Carolyn Green is renowned as a leader within the family law field, in particular for her high asset work. Her reputation - with a track record spanning 25 years - has helped build the practice nationally including her dealings with many global disputes. She is regularly asked to produce editorial and speak at family law events.

Carolyn trained as a mediator with the British Association of Lawyer Mediators and is also a member of the Law Society's Advanced Family Law Panel.

To find out more, please visit or call +44 (0)121 454 0739.

Both partners have previously worked for many years in leading national law firms before setting up their own dedicated family law practice


Michael Vale

Kevin Harris-James

Kevin Harris-James, Andy Caldicott, Michael Vale
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Date:Jul 24, 2014
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