Liverpool law firm MSB has appointed Emma Palmer to head its nationally renowned family law department.
A partner at the firm since 2017, Emma brings considerable experience on all aspects of family law and offers particular expertise in the rapidly expanding area of international family law.
A Resolution-accredited lawyer whose specialisms include child abduction, domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour based abuse, Emma is regularly praised by clients for her “direct yet sensitive” approach to work.
She has a global client base with clients instructing her on international matters in the High Court and is described in the Legal 500 directory as having “state of the art knowledge of abduction, jurisdiction and relocation cases”.
Emma’s expertise extends to training other family lawyers, CAFCASS and charitable organisations on topics including child abduction, international divorce, forced marriage and honour based abuse.
A member of the Law Society’s Children Panel, she has a Masters Degree in Professional Legal Practice with her dissertation in human rights within family proceedings.
She follows in the footsteps of MSB’s managing partner, Emma Carey, who was previously head of the family department and was responsible for building one of the most well-respected family teams in the North West.
“I’m immensely proud to have been appointed to head of family at MSB,’’ said Emma Palmer.
“Emma Carey has established an award-winning department and I am privileged to lead a team of highly motivated experts capable of serving our clients to an exceptional standard in what is a fast-changing area of the law. I am excited for the future of MSB and relish the opportunity to lead the department on to even greater success”
Emma Carey added: “Emma joined us in 2007 and I feel fortunate and privileged to have watched her blossom. She is a fantastic lawyer who successfully combines dynamism with a genuine empathy for her clients – qualities that we value very highly at MSB.
“Our family law department has grown significantly in recent years and was boosted last year with the acquisition of family law specialist, Cheesman’s. The team is now 45-strong.
“I have no doubt Emma’s appointment will contribute to our continuing success”