As part of its ambitious growth strategy, local law firm Buckles Solicitors LLP has appointed a family law specialist in Nottingham to expand its services across the East Midlands.
Anika Aston, who has over 11 years’ experience in family law, has joined Buckles’ Nottingham office to work with the firm’s existing clients and to further expand the team to accommodate the ever-increasing demand for services within this complex area of law.
Lyn Brisley, partner and head of family law at Buckles’ Peterborough office, said: “We continue to expand the service offer in Nottingham to meet the demand for our services and Anika’s hire means we have a highly experienced and proactive solicitor who will lead the family law work and grow the team further.
“Anika is already a great asset to Buckles but specifically to the Nottingham office and I look forward to seeing her develop the role.”
Anika joins Buckles from a firm in Newark and has experience across a wide range of family law matters, including; divorce and financial, children, cohabitation disputes, civil partnership dissolution, domestic violence, and separation and pre-nuptial agreements.
With her substantial experience in court, in particular where private child law matters have become complex, Anika’s expertise also focuses on challenging financial remedy proceedings.
Anika said: “Buckles Solicitors is a dynamic firm and this role is a great fit with my specialist experience and interest in family law.
“I’ve joined the company during an exciting period of growth and I am delighted to join a forward-thinking and proactive family law department.
“I love what I do and my approach is to find practical family solutions to resolve matters as amicably as possible. It’s important to get the best advice when going through life-changing events and I offer a bespoke, personalised service that I hope is a great support in difficult times.”
Anika is a member of Resolution and a Resolution Accredited specialist in Private Law Children matters and Domestic Violence.
She is also volunteer Chair of the Contact Centre Committee for Inspire Family Hub in Nottingham – a new contact centre opening later this year which currently offers mediation, but will also offer supported contact and family therapy.