Davis Blank Furniss Adds to Family Team

Davis Blank Furniss is further strengthening its core Family department following the appointment of Kirsty Morbey as its newest assistant solicitor.

Kirsty will be primarily based in the firm’s Glossop office and has joined from Slater & Gordon where she has worked for the last three years. Prior to that, Kirsty worked at Gorvins and also at Rowlands.

She completed her LPC at the College of Law Chester in 1998 and graduated from Manchester University with a LLB. Law Degree in 1997. She also qualified as a Collaborative Lawyer in 2006 so will be working alongside Anita Shepherd – head of the Family Department – on general matters as well as Collaborative specific cases. Collaborative Law is aimed at clients who are experiencing a family breakdown but want to avoid going to Court. It differs from mediation as it provides separating couples with a greater degree of legal support as their lawyer is present at every meeting.

Kirsty said: “I’ve worked at large firms for many years but I knew for the next stage of my career I wanted to be somewhere that offered a more personal service and where I could make a real difference. I’ve also admired Davis Blank Furniss’ heritage and reputation for a while now so it’s great to now be part of the team.”

Kate Oldfield – managing partner – added; “We knew Kristy was a great fit as she shares our values of offering first client service and treating everyone who walks through the door as an individual. Her experience is second to none so she’s the perfect addition to the Family department which has continued to grow over the past year.”

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