Posted by familylaw on 10th July 2012
Last updated 30th June 2021

Hartnell Chanot & Partners' latest appointments outside Exeter Crown & County Court

Devon based Family Law Specialist, Hartnell Chanot & Partners, has recently made several additions to the team at their Exeter office.

The South West’s leading family law firm has appointed three new team members to help meet the needs of their growing business – Helen Trott, Solicitor; Fiona Wadey, Solicitor and Stuart Wright, Marketing and Business Development Manager.

Established in 1991 with just 4 full-time members of staff, the firm celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011 by incorporating to become Hartnell Chanot & Partners Limited, before opening a new office in Plymouth and carrying out further expansion in Exeter. These latest appointments indicate that 2012 is shaping up to be just as exciting.

Rachel Buckley, Director commented: “Helen and Fiona have both joined us from highly respected firms where they have built up a wealth of experience across all areas of family law. We are delighted to welcome them to the firm and we are certain that they will help us meet the needs of our clients, many of whom are going through the toughest time of their lives.”

Helen and Fiona’s appointment will add additional support to teams already specialising in children issues, care proceedings, child abduction and divorce.

Fiona Wadey said: “I am really pleased to have joined such a fantastic team. The combined experience at Hartnell Chanot & Partners is inspiring to be around.” She also commented: “I am pleased to be able to continue my work with children. It’s all too easy for children to be overlooked during the course of legal proceedings. I believe that it is vital to ensure that they have a voice and that their needs are at the forefront of everyone’s minds.”

Stuart Wright joins the firm as Marketing and Business Development Manager, an entirely new position for the firm that has been created to embrace recent changes in the legal services profession and to ensure that Hartnell Chanot & Partners maintains its position as the South West’s leading family law firm.

Stuart said: “I have been really impressed by the collaborative, problem solving approach to family law that Hartnell Chanot embraces, it really helps us stand out from the crowd.” He also commented: “This is a really exciting time for the legal services profession. Recent changes including the introduction of alternative business structures have opened the industry up to a number of interesting opportunities that will both benefit our clients and force innovation. I am looking forward to introducing some creative marketing practices that will make it easier for us to engage with the public and ensure that the services we provide are accessible to people when they need them most.”

Rachel Buckley commented: “Stuart’s experience and creative approach to marketing will help strengthen our business to ensure that the next 20 years are as strong as the first.”

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