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New children law solicitor joins Atherton Godfrey

Atherton Godfrey is delighted to announce that solicitor Alison McIlroy has joined its family team.

Alison specialises in arrangements for children and child care issues.  She qualified as a solicitor in 1996 and moved to work for a firm in Sheffield, where she specialised in family and criminal law.

She soon realised that working with families struggling with issues around children, including divorce, separation and care proceedings was her passion.

During the last 8 years, Alison has worked in Doncaster as a family mediator, specialising in children matters as an accredited mediator and a child consultant.  Alison was also a professional practice consultant involved in training and supervising other mediators.  She was instrumental in setting up a project aimed at ensuring that children had their say and were listened to when their parents were divorcing or separating.

Alison says “I am delighted to be working at Atherton Godfrey and keen to continue helping children and their parents, families and guardians.  Families may find themselves needing representation when social services intervene with matters such as care proceedings or where there are issues between parents or other family members concerning arrangements for children.”

Don Bird, partner and head of Atherton Godfrey’s family team says “Alison is a welcome addition to our family team.  She brings with her many skills that will enhance our existing service and benefit the residents of Doncaster.’

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