Shoosmiths has expanded its national family law offering with the strategic appointment of associate, Sushma Kotecha, who joins the Nottingham office.
Sushma - who joins Shoosmiths as an associate from niche family law firm Glynis Wright & Co - has expertise in complex financial remedy matters together with divorce, co-habitation disputes, children and property matters. She also has a good deal of experience drafting pre and post nuptial, cohabitation and separation agreements.
As an accredited family mediator, Sushma provides pragmatic guidance on the implications of family and finance law. Sushma also undertakes Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) and is one of few mediators licensed to sign off MIAM forms for court applications.
Neil Hobden, head of family law at Shoosmiths, commented: 'We are very pleased to welcome Sushma into the Nottingham office to spearhead our family practice in the East Midlands.
Sushma's appointment serves as a boost to the growing national team and will enable us to deliver our family services to the East Midlands market.'
Sushma said: 'I am thrilled to join a respected family legal team such as Shoosmiths - a firm well known for its dedication to exceptional client service.
I very much look forward to building up the family practice in Nottingham, a city and region I know very well.'
Sushma's appointment comes shortly after the appointments of family partners Jay Patel and Juliette Peters in London, and John Fotheringham (consultant) and Naheed Taj (associate), in Edinburgh and Milton Keynes, respectively.
The national family team at Shoosmiths advise on all aspects of family law for domestic and cross-border jurisdictional cases dealing both with the financial consequences of a relationship breakdown as well as issues regarding children.
Shoosmiths' legal experts have extensive experience in providing advice on issues such as children, family businesses and inherited wealth, aiming to resolve often complex disputes through negotiation.