Irwin Mitchell  has appointed experienced family and divorce lawyer Katharine Shaw as a partner in its Southampton office.
Katharine has been working in family law for more than 25 years and is a specialist in divorce and financial claims, children and pre-nuptial disputes.
She represents people across the south of England and has taken cases all the way to the court of appeal on behalf of her clients. Katharine is also recommended in the Legal 500 independent guide to the best lawyers in the country.
Irwin Mitchell has a large private client practice after it merged with Berkeley Law and Thomas Eggar in the past couple of years. It also launched its expert Private Wealth offer for clients earlier this year.
The law firm has been involved in some of the most high profile family law cases of the past few years such as the Sharland and Gohil Supreme Court cases in which the two wives successfully challenged their divorce settlements after being misled by their husbands in relation to their wealth.
Martin Loxley, head of family law at Irwin Mitchell said: “With Katharine joining us in Southampton we have significantly strengthened the team available to advise our clients on complex family and divorce matters across the south of the England.”
Katharine said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining Irwin Mitchell as their private client teams continue to grow. In the past few years the firm’s expert lawyers have successfully taken cases to the highest courts in the land with no less than two Supreme Court victories.
“Having that expertise, support network and resource behind you is a great help to our clients and I look forward to being able to help more people in the region to solve their family law problems.”