Family Law department
Linda Parish is Head of our Family Law Department and also a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel. She has gained a wealth of experience as a Family Law Practitioner after qualifying as a solicitor in 1981. Dealing with all local authority involvement from Child Protection Conferences, advising and representing parents through the PLO process and also specialising in Court Care Proceedings. She is a member of Resolutions who operate the most rigorous Accreditation Scheme so that the public can recognise those lawyers who are truly Family Law Specialists. Linda is also accredited as a Resolutions Specialist in children issues and domestic abuse. She also holds the Law Society’s accreditation in Family Law and is able to represent parents, grandparents and other adults in cases involving children. Linda undertakes both private & legal aid work.
Emma predominantly represents parents whose children are subject to local authority involvement. She has extensive experience of child protection issues and is a confident advocate within the Public Law Outline process. Emma is also actively involved in cases where the local authority have issued court proceedings.
Stephen is a vastly experienced family law Solicitor dealing with children and financial cases. He is a long standing member of the Law Society Children Panel of Solicitors specializing in child law.
After obtaining an LL.B Honours degree in law he qualified as a Solicitor in 1992 and has nearly 20 years experience, predominantly in family law practice. He joined Spicketts Battrick Family Team in September 2010.
Ieva graduated from Swansea University in 2017 with a Master's Decree in Law, before going on to complete her postgraduate Legal Practice Course at University of Law in Bristol in 2019. Ieva joined Spicketts Battrick Law Practice as a Legal Assistant in the Family Law Department in 2017 after already having gained family law experience in another well established law firm in Wales. Ieva commenced her training contract in 2019 and is now a trainee solicitor at the firm. She directly assists Stephen Alexander with his case load and works on a broad range of matters including divorce and financial disputes, child arrangements, protection orders, Local Authority involvement and public law matters.