Battens Solicitors has promoted family law specialist, Gareth Bishop, from Associate to Senior Associate.
Gareth joined Battens as a trainee Solicitor in 2010 and qualified with Battens in September 2012, working in the family department for eight years.
In his years of working in the family team, Gareth became a member of the Law Society Children Panel in 2015. The accreditation is a nationally recognised hallmark of quality that Guardians and other professionals can seek out when specialist representation is needed for children in difficult private disputes or care proceedings.
Gareth’s focus is working with families where the local authority has become involved and provide advice and assistance where social services have issued, or are going to issue, court proceedings. Since becoming a member of the Law Society Children Panel Gareth has specialised in representing children in court proceedings, with a particular focus on cases involving serious harm caused.
Gareth said: “It is an absolute honour to have received this promotion as recognition of my hard work and commitment to Battens and the clients I work with.
“As a firm, Battens has a very supportive and nurturing approach to those starting out their legal career. Working in the family team comes with its challenges given the work we undertake, but as the leading lawyers in the area it is a pleasure to carry on with the excellent work we do.”