Family Law Solicitor Sarah-Jane Whittaker Joins the Evolve Family Law Team

Jul 27, 2023   ·   3 minute read
Family Law Solicitor Sarah-Jane Whittaker Joins the Evolve Family Law Team

We are delighted to announce that we have expanded (again!) with the arrival of newly qualified solicitor Sarah-Jane Whittaker.


Sarah is the third of our new solicitor arrivals following closely on the heels of family lawyers Ellie Stokes and Eluned Roberts. Sarah will be mainly based at Evolve’s North Manchester office in Whitefield. She will work predominantly with Robin Charrot on divorce, financial settlements, and prenuptial agreements.


Robin Charrot says ‘It is no lie to say that I am really pleased that Sarah-Jane has joined the team in Whitefield. We were exceptionally busy so having an extra pair of hands is great news.


‘Sarah is a recently qualified solicitor who is determined to specialise in family law. She has a particular interest in financial settlements. That’s good news as most of my family law work involves complex financial applications with disputes focussed on family businesses, trust arrangements, or complicated pension schemes. This type of solicitor negotiation and family litigation involves lots of documents and attention to detail. It, therefore, benefits clients to have Sarah-Jane working alongside me as well as managing her first caseload of no-fault divorces.


‘With the arrival of young legal talent, like Sarah-Jane, Ellie, and Eluned, Evolve Family Law is investing in the future. After all, everyone at the office keeps telling me that I am not getting any younger with over 25 years of family law experience behind me. Evolve’s 2022 conversion to employee ownership has encouraged founders Louise Halford and me to invest in the next generation of family law solicitors so they share our ethos on what it takes to be a great family law solicitor and understand the importance of law as a service-led profession, here for our clients’.


Sarah-Jane has this to say ‘ After years of education and training in Cheshire and Manchester, including part-time studies whilst employed as a trainee solicitor, it is great to finally be a qualified solicitor in a niche family law firm.


‘I love family law as I am a ‘people person’ and enjoy talking to clients about what matters to them. However, put an Excel spreadsheet in front of me and I am engrossed for the afternoon. Sadly, I also get excited about financial disclosure and finding hidden assets in financial settlement proceedings. That’s why it is working so well at Evolve Family Law as I can do some of the background work at a fraction of the cost of a senior lawyer so both the clients and I gain. It’s a win-win situation.


‘As the first person in my family to go to university and work in a law firm, I think I have a greater appreciation than most about just how intimidating it can be to pick up the telephone to speak to a lawyer or to come to a first consultation. I aim to put everyone at ease so clients get the most out of talking to a divorce solicitor.’


If you need family law advice the expanded team of divorce solicitors at Evolve Family Law is here to help you.


For expert divorce, children law, financial settlement, and private client law advice call Evolve Family Law today