The family law team at Paris Smith LLP has been shortlisted for two awards in the forthcoming 2016 Jordan Publishing Family Law Awards

Rachel Osgood | Collaborative Lawyer
Rachel Osgood
Sarah Passemard | Family Law
Sarah Passemard

Rachel Osgood and Sarah Passemard, who have jobshared at Paris Smith for 9 years, have been jointly nominated for Family Law Partner of the year. Their nomination recognises the success of their modern and collegiate approach, demonstrating the positive benefits of flexible working for clients as well as providing a role model for junior lawyers.

The family team as a whole has also been shortlisted for the Family Law Firm of the year (South). The team of 10 specialist family lawyers, which is expanding to 12 shortly, is based in Southampton and Winchester. The team has been recognised as a leading specialist family team, consistently highly ranked in Chambers and the Legal 500 over many years. Individuals including head of department Frank Prior, Huw Miles, Sarah Passemard, Rachel Osgood and Neil Davies have also been recognised individually for their expertise.

Managing Partner Peter Taylor commented, “I am delighted that Sarah and Rachel’s achievements have been recognised in this way.  They bring different but complementary skills to their work as well as over forty years of specialist legal expertise between them, and we have seen the benefits to our clients.

At Paris Smith LLP we are justifiably proud of our specialist Family Law team which continues to grow and develop. They richly deserve their shortlist for both Family Law Partner of the year and Family Law Firm of the year and we wish them the best of luck at the ceremony in November.”