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29th November 2017

Thrings recruits fourth partner to bolster Hampshire office

Thrings has appointed Sally Pike, a family law expert with more than 20 years’ experience, as its fourth partner in Hampshire.

Sally Pike

A specialist in all aspects of marriage, civil partnerships, divorce and separation, Sally joins Thrings from Coffin Mew, where she was a partner and head of the family team.

Sally has particular expertise in dealing with mid-to-high-net-worth cases involving complex financial assets such as property, pensions and company assets. She provides niche family advice to couples wanting prenuptial agreements, while also using her skills as a mediator and collaborative lawyer to help clients reach resolutions though a ‘no court’ approach.

Her knowledge has been gained from acting for company directors, private and public sector professionals, entrepreneurs and members of the farming community, as well as from steering spouses of high earners, senior managers and armed forces personnel through the complexities of a divorce to reach a financial settlement.

Sally becomes the Thrings’ fourth partner in Hampshire, joining experienced agriculture lawyer Mark Charter, private client expert Rachel Brooks, and commercial and corporate specialist Mary Chant, whose appointment was announced in September.

In recent weeks, Thrings – which also has offices in London, Bristol, Bath and Swindon – has made a number of strategic hires in Hampshire, welcoming agriculture property associate Emily Harvey, private client solicitor Rukshana Khanom, agriculture solicitor Hugh Barnard, and tax director Carolyn Butland-Beazley.

The firm, which is currently based at International House on the Southampton International Business Park, is also preparing to move into new custom-built premises on the Broadlands Estate in Romsey.

Sally said: “Thrings’ family team offers bespoke legal help and advice which allows clients to provide for and protect their loved ones, their businesses, their assets and their futures during what can often be an emotional time.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly-respected and forward-thinking firm which places a premium on building close relationships with clients. Thrings has strong and clear plans for growth in Hampshire, and with a move to new bespoke offices in the new year, it is an exciting time to be joining the firm.”

Simon Holdsworth, managing partner of Thrings, added: “Sally has a stellar reputation for providing considered and pragmatic legal advice. Her arrival as Thrings’ fourth partner in Hampshire significantly enhances the firm’s offering to private clients in the region, while working alongside Mark and Rachel and their teams to add further strength and depth to our agriculture and landed estates practice.

“Thrings remains focused on ensuring new and existing clients receive first-class legal service at all times, and as a vastly experienced and highly-respected family law specialist, Sally has a key role to play in the firm’s ongoing expansion in the south of England.”

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