Thrings has appointed Sally Pike, a family law expert with more than 20 years’ experience, as partner.
A specialist in all aspects of marriage, civil partnerships, divorce and separation, Sally joins Thrings from Coffin Mew, where she was a partner and head of the family team.
Sally has particular expertise in dealing with mid-to-high-net-worth cases involving complex financial assets such as property, pensions and company assets.
She provides niche family advice to couples wanting prenuptial agreements, while also using her skills as a mediator and collaborative lawyer to help clients reach resolutions though a ‘no court’ approach.
Her knowledge has been gained from acting for company directors, private and public sector professionals, entrepreneurs and members of the farming community, as well as from steering spouses of high earners, senior managers and armed forces personnel through the complexities of a divorce to reach a financial settlement.
While principally based in Hampshire – she will advise clients alongside experienced agriculture lawyer Mark Charter, private client expert Rachel Brooks, and commercial and corporate specialist Mary Chant – Sally will also work with colleagues across the firm’s other offices in Swindon, Bath, Bristol and London.
Sally said: “Thrings’ family team offers bespoke legal help and advice which allows clients to provide for and protect their loved ones, their businesses, their assets and their futures during what can often be an emotional time.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly-respected and forward-thinking firm which places a premium on building close relationships with clients.
"Thrings has strong and clear plans for growth, and it is an exciting time to be joining the firm.”
Simon Holdsworth, managing partner of Thrings, added: “Sally has a stellar reputation for providing considered and pragmatic legal advice.
"Her arrival significantly enhances the firm’s offering to private clients in the region, while working alongside Mark and Rachel and their teams to add further strength and depth to our agriculture and landed estates practice.
“Thrings remains focused on ensuring new and existing clients receive first-class legal service at all times, and as a vastly experienced and highly-respected family law specialist, Sally has a key role to play in the firm’s ongoing expansion in the south of England.”