The head of the family law department at Bromleys Solicitors has been promoted.

Keith Bull, who joined the Tameside practice in 2018, has become a senior associate.

He specialises in cases involving high net worth divorces, children, domestic abuse, cohabitation disputes and complex financial and property matters.

Keith is accredited by Resolution as a family law specialist and collaborative law solicitor in four specialist fields – domestic abuse, finances, private children matters and cohabitation disputes relating to land and financial issues.

Resolution is an organisation of family lawyers and other professionals who are committed to constructive, non-confrontational ways to resolve divorce, separation and other family-related legal issues.

Earlier this year, Keith became an assessor for Resolution, qualifying to assess the core assignment undertaken by those seeking admission to its Specialist Accreditation Scheme.

Bromleys’ senior partner Mark Hirst said: “Keith’s promotion is very well-deserved and reflects his contribution to the development and growth of our family department.

“Approaching two years with the firm, he has consistently met the criteria under our career pathway to merit this step forward in his career.

“He has overseen strong growth in terms of client numbers and further improvements in the quality of the work provided by the team, while also advancing his own qualifications and accreditations.

“Under Keith’s stewardship, we are sure the department will see sustained growth and we are very optimistic for its continued success.”

Keith said: “It’s a tremendous honour to receive this promotion. Bromleys has a clear career development programme and, regardless of one’s position, the partners encourage everyone to pursue the pathway, providing support and guidance every step of the way.

“I have over 30 years’ family law experience, and 2020 has been a real milestone for me, with the Resolution assessor appointment and now a senior associate position at Bromleys.

“I will certainly be able to look back on 2020 as a positive year for me professionally, although many people will look back on it sadly for many different reasons.

“Working in family law comes with its challenges, given the work we undertake. Going through a divorce or a separation is an emotionally-charged time for anyone, but having the right team by your side can help alleviate some of the stresses relating to property, children and financial issues.

“My entire team is dedicated to the cause and always strive to achieve the very best outcome for all our clients.”

Meanwhile, Haile Applegate has been promoted to head of accounts at Bromleys, succeeding Julie Hibbert, who has retired after 22 years with the firm.

Hailie joined Bromleys in March 2018 as an assistant legal cashier, and worked alongside Julie until her retirement as part of the firm’s succession planning.