Of the entire workforce, 110 are female which includes three of the firm’s partners, many of the heads of department and all six of the firm’s current trainee solicitors.
This year marks the 103rd International Women’s Day and each year has a different theme – the one for 2014 is Inspiring Change.
Inspiring change is paramount at Atherton Godfrey as all the teams work hard to better the lives of others, whether it’s recovering compensation after an accident, getting to the bottom of medical negligence issues, helping clients stand up to an establishment or professional organisation, making legal arrangements for their children or dealing with a loved one’s estate.
All the firm’s female lawyers are highly regarded by both their peers and clients and work in what has become a very competitive area.
Diane Parker is one of the firm’s partners and is head of the Personal Injury department. Diane started with the firm as a trainee solicitor and specialises in workplace injuries, industrial diseases and industrial deafness. She is an accredited Personal Injury specialist and is recommended by the Legal 500.
Kay Marriott is a partner in the Family department and specialises in family and children law. Kay acts for children as well as parents and has fought for her client’s rights all the way to the Court of Appeal. Kay is a member of Resolution and an accredited member of the Children law panel.
Stephanie Veysey is also a partner in the Personal Injury department. Stephanie, who taught law at Sheffield Hallam University, handles a wide range of cases including road traffic accidents, fatalities, and cases involving Human Rights.
On top of this, Atherton Godfrey’s Conveyancing department is predominantly female, as is the Dispute Resolution department. While 75 per cent of the firm’s departments for Employment, Business Services and Clinical Negligence are female.
It certainly is a woman’s world at Atherton Godfrey!