Baker & Partners has bolstered its matrimonial and contentious trusts practices with the appointment of two senior professionals.
Kirsty Thomas has joined Baker & Partners as a Senior Associate, with responsibility for guiding the firm’s matrimonial practice. Kirsty is a specialist family lawyer having previously been based in London with a practice predominantly within the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division and the Principal Registry of the Family Division.
With extensive experience of all aspects of family breakdown, divorce, matrimonial finance, cohabitation and private children matters Kirsty is able to support and guide clients through what can be a very difficult and emotional time.
Kirsty also retains her UK practising certificate and is therefore able to offer advice and assistance to clients whose cases straddle both jurisdictions.
James Sheedy joins the firm as an Associate, focusing on contentious trusts disputes and complex litigation.
James undertook his training in a specialist Chancery chambers in Lincoln’s Inn, London and specialises in traditional Chancery work and contentious trusts including breach of trust claims, issues of trust administration and trustee powers, and the enforcement of judgments against trustees.
Advocate Stephen Baker, Senior Partner, said “I am delighted to welcome both Kirsty and James to Baker & Partners. Their appointment reflects the firm’s determination to recruit and retain the sharpest legal minds and my confidence in the continuing growth of the firm and its practice areas. James will bring added strength to our contentious trusts team, whilst Kirsty possesses the ideal combination of experience and drive to lead our matrimonial practice.”