The family law team at HCR is celebrating promotions – James Osborne becomes a partner in the Worcester team and is joined by several others moving up the ladder – Shereen Chohan (Birmingham), Fiona Davies (Cheltenham) and Lauren Nash (Hereford) become senior associates, while James Shorrock (Cheltenham) becomes an associate.
The team, now 61-strong across the firm’s nine offices, has been in the forefront of taking divorce online – because of its size and the number of consent orders it files, HCR was asked to take part in the pilot scheme to enable people to apply for and process their divorce online, cutting waiting times. The pilot was run by the Courts and Tribunal Service for the Ministry of Justice as part of the wider process of taking divorce online.
Kevin Harris-James said: “I’m delighted that James is now a partner and I congratulate all those promoted; it is very rewarding to see people progress as they are doing.”
The promotions come as the firm continues to grow across the board – Paul Grundy in the restructuring and insolvency team becomes a legal director, as do Annabel Hull and Maureen O’Regan from the real estate team and Peter Orton from the employment team. Jodie Boston from the dispute resolution team becomes a senior associate.