Major lateral hire boosts Mills & Reeve’s family and children team in London

Mills & Reeve is pleased to announce the arrival of leading children practitioner Zoë Fleetwood to its family and children practice in London.

Formerly a partner at a leading London international family law firm, Zoë is named as a leading individual by legal directories Chambers and The Legal 500. She specialises exclusively in family law, and is renowned for her particular expertise in representing children in proceedings.

Known for handling complex matters, Zoë will head the firm’s national children practice and continue to undertake private law children cases, often with an international element. Accustomed to working with cases which involve very serious aspects, Zoë has experience dealing with child abduction, relocation, wardship, special guardianship and adoption, including inter country adoption and Hague inter country adoptions.

As well as sitting on the national and London committees of Resolution, Zoë is a member of the Law Society’s children panel, Child Party Representative and member of the Association of Lawyers for Children.

In the latest edition of The Legal 500, Zoë is described as “an amazing solicitor” while Chambers note “she is renowned for her strength as an advocate”, “is very committed to her clients and works non-stop for them” and “is unflappable and always on top of all her cases”.

Joanna Grandfield, partner and head of Mills & Reeve’s London family practice, said: “Zoë’s arrival is testament to the ongoing growth and success of our London office and wider national family and children team. We are really excited to have someone of Zoë’s calibre and reputation joining us as we continue to grow and invest in the future.”

Zoë added: “I am delighted to have joined Mills & Reeve and can’t wait to get started working alongside such a talented and experienced family and children team which includes surrogacy specialists, Children and Financial Arbitrators, a Parenting Co-ordinator, and a child inclusive mediator. I am particularly looking forward to helping clients on complex international matters and in turn continuing to grow the expert offering of the national family and children practice”

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