Staff numbers at law firm Bromleys have topped 50 for the first time with four appointments, including solicitor Kate Allsop.
Kate has joined Bromleys’ child care team from the Bury office of Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall, where she qualified in 2009 and spent eight years in total.
She specialises in acting for children, parents and other family members in care and adoption cases and also advises on private proceedings relating to children, special guardianship matters and social services disputes.
Kate also has expertise in advising on domestic abuse and forced marriage protection cases.
At the age of 27 in 2012, Kate became one of the UK’s youngest solicitors to be granted higher rights of audience by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, which enables her to represent clients in the most senior of courts.
Outside of work, Kate is an accomplished pool player and has represented Greater Manchester Ladies. She is also on the committee of north west charity Child Concern.
Kate, who became Bromleys’ 50th member of staff, said: “Bromleys is a long-established firm with a formidable reputation.
“It’s a real privilege to be part of its highly-experienced and respected care team.”
Keith Platts, who heads the firm’s child care department, said: “We are seeing a significant increase in demand for our services and we are delighted to welcome Kate to the team.
“She brings a wealth of experience in child care matters and I am sure she will be an excellent addition to what is already the largest specialist team of its kind in the Tameside and east Manchester area.”