Kate, who has worked in the field of family law for more than 30 years, leads a team of five at Biscoes’ High Street premises.
She said: “I am delighted to be heading up such an excellent team and looking forward to continuing the outstanding work done on behalf of clients from this busy Gosport base.
“Biscoes has a reputation for providing high quality professional legal advice and client care and it is my demanding responsibility to ensure this carries on seamlessly.”
She said all of Biscoes’ vast range of expertise – from employment and immigration law to conveyancing and insolvency matters – was available on the spot in Gosport with the firm’s lawyers based in five other offices able to meet clients there.
Biscoes Managing Director Alison Lee said: “This promotion is thoroughly deserved. Kate is an exceptional solicitor with a fine eye for detail and I have no doubt she will bring a great depth of knowledge to her new role.”
Kate has worked in a solicitors’ office since the age of 20, qualifying as a legal executive in 1989, and was admitted as a solicitor in 1992. She has been with Biscoes for 11 years.
She has worked in family law for more 30 years, more recently specialising in children, and has particular expertise in private law disputes over children and in care proceedings where she represents both child and adult parties.
Her team includes solicitor Gary Morgan and support staff Jen Derrick, Louise Roberts and Rachel Lees.
Gary, who has 20 years’ experience in all areas of family law work, specialises in divorce, financial matters and private law children applications.
Biscoes, which has 100 staff and was awarded Hampshire Law Society Firm of the Year (Small) 2016 in May, is headquartered in Portsmouth and also has offices in Portchester, Wickham, Waterlooville and Petersfield,
Biscoes, which traces its roots back 162 years, merged with highly-regarded commercial specialist Graeme Quar & Co in April as the firm continues to expand.
The firm is a member of a number of professional associations, including the Law Society, Hampshire Law Society, The Notaries Society, the Charity Law Association, Portsmouth Property Association and Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.
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Gosport office, 42 High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1DF. 023 9251 2030
Biscoes Law, which traces its roots back 162 years and is led by managing director Alison Lee, is headquartered in Portsmouth and has five other offices in Gosport, Portchester, Wickham, Waterlooville and Petersfield. Staff number more than 100, including 28 fee-earners.
Biscoes Law is a member of a number of professional associations, including the Law Society, Hampshire Law Society, Notary Services, the Charity Law Association, Portsmouth Property Association and Hampshire Chamber of Commerce. The practice is also part of LawNet, the UK and Ireland’s leading network of independent law firms promoting excellence and providing a range of benefits for members.
Biscoes Law has the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark Lexcel, for excellence in legal practice management and client care, and is accredited with the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. The firm is among 900 or so practising notaries in England and Wales – duties include authenticating legal documents for use abroad, including for people intending to marry or work overseas.
Historically, the long established Portsmouth based firms of Biscoe Smith, Heather and Bellinger, Cousins Burbidge & Connor and Lyndhurst Groves merged in 1994 to form Biscoes Cousins Groves. In 2004 in the Firm’s 150th year, Biscoes absorbed Wilkinson & Co and merged with King and Franckeiss, both well respected local firms.
Subsequently in 2005 a merger with Covers added a Petersfield office to an already impressive list of locations, which was closely followed by the opening of an office in Gosport. In 2006 a Portchester branch was created following the link up with the long established practice of Barry Swanton & Co. In 2016 commercial specialist Graeme Quar & Co also came under the Biscoes Law banner
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