National law firm Weightmans has hired Partner Lucy Phipps as its family law offering in Leeds continues to grow.

Lucy is a specialist family law solicitor with over 15 years of expertise. Regularly instructed to advise professionals, landowners and well-known personalities, Lucy has a wealth of expertise in divorce, reaching financial settlements and child custody disputes.

Lucy worked for the UK's largest family law firm in its central London office, before returning to Yorkshire to lead the family team at an established high street firm and then on to Weightmans.

Described as 'first rate' by UK legal directory The Legal 500, Lucy has a particular interest in cases where there are allegations of parental alienation, and financial settlements involving business and land assets.

Lucy said:

"I am really excited to join Weightmans at what is a really pivotal time for the firm following the merger with RLB. The national family team really work together to get the best results for their clients, and that is something I can't wait to be a part of. It is a fantastic opportunity to join a major legal player "

Emma Collins, Partner and Head of Individual Services at Weightmans said:

"Lucy is a very well-respected family law practitioner with a great deal of knowledge and experience. She has an incredible track record of getting the best results for her clients, showing true determination and consideration at all times. We share a very similar ethos and we are delighted to have her on board."