ULaw alumni fill law firms across the country, but sometimes we find a whole pack working in one place.
By Editorial Team. Published 13 October 2016. Last updated 11 January 2023.
The University of Law has thousands of alumni working throughout the legal sector, but it’s not every day that you get an opportunity to photograph a large group of them working within one organisation. This organisation is Stowe Family LLP, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm, who boast fifteen ULaw alumni across its offices in London, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Hertfordshire and Hampshire. The team, with more than 150 years of combined experience, includes Stowe Family Law’s Senior Partner Marilyn Stowe along with:
- Julian Hawkhead (Managing Partner)
- Nastassia Burton (Managing Partner)
- Kate Rayner (Managing Partner)
- Jane Gray (Head of Wills, Tax, Trusts and Probate Department)
- Angela Sussens (Partner)
- Sarah Barr-Young (Partner)
- Joanna Kay (Partner)
- Neil Dring (Solicitor)
- Jennifer Wood (Solicitor)
- Helen Miller (Solicitor)
- Mark Chapman (Solicitor)
- Jennifer Williamson (Solicitor)
- Theo Hoppen (Solicitor)
- Shanika Varga-Haynes (Trainee Solicitor)
The firm’s most recent office is in Winchester, which is run by two University of Law alumni, Mark Chapman and Jennifer Williamson. In 2013/14, Jennifer was runner-up in the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers European Chapter Annual Award for Young Family Lawyers and is an accredited member of Resolution, formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA). Mark has particular expertise in dealing with the financial implications when it comes to a relationship breakdown for mid to high net worth clients. Jane Gray is another University of Law Alumna who oversees Stowe Family Law LLP’s specialist wills, tax, trusts and probate department. One of Stowe Family Law’s trainee solicitors Shanika Varga-Haynes is nearing the end of her training contract at the firm. She has fond memories of her time at the University of Law: “I left The University of Law with a CV that was 100 times stronger than when I started, all achieved in 9 months”.
The newest ULaw alumna is trainee solicitor Shanika Varga-Haynes, who is nearing the end of her training contract at the firm. She has fond memories of her time at ULaw: “I left The University of Law with a CV that was 100 times stronger than when I started, all achieved in 9 months.”
To find out more about Stowe Family Law LLP: you can visit their website at www.stowefamilylaw.co.uk.
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