Leading Yorkshire and North East family law firm, Silk Family Law, has promoted solicitor Nia Jameson to the position of Associate.
Nia, who is a key member of the Yorkshire team working across the firm’s city centre office in Leeds and the North Yorkshire office near Richmond, has worked for the firm since 2015. Nia advises and represents in all areas of matrimonial and family law. As an Associate, she will be taking an increased firmwide role in business development and expanding relationships with the wider business community, in addition to her client work.
The promotion will also see her take an active role in supervising and mentoring junior staff.
Nia has progressed to Associate level due to her skills, experience and pragmatic approach working with clients. Nia deals with all facets of family law and with clients both in relation to the financial issues arising upon separation or divorce and also with the arrangements for the parties’ children.
Outside her day to day role, Nia supports the BPP Legal Advice Clinic supervisory team (based in Leeds) – this is a service which allows clients to seek legal advice from law students with support and supervision from more senior legal professionals. Nia has also been chosen as a Mentor at Durham University as part of the University’s newly launched Women in Law Mentorship scheme.
“I am passionate about family law and am proud to be working with a Legal 500 recognised firm. I am delighted to have been promoted to Associate at Silk Family Law.
Helping to lead and inspire junior lawyers is something I am very much looking forward to in my role as an Associate and also in my new role as mentor with the Durham University Women in Law Mentorship Scheme where I will be able to further support and empower future female lawyers. Having studied at Durham University myself, I am excited to be working with them to help women in law achieve great things – something I am extremely passionate about.”
Teresa Davidson, Partner at Silk Family Law, said:
“We are very pleased to have appointed Nia as an Associate at Silk Family Law. As well as being a long-standing and invaluable member of our team, we are exceptionally proud of her work as a mentor and seeing her inspire future generations of women in law. Equality in the legal sector is vitally important to my values as a lawyer and as an employer. We are therefore really proud to have one of our associates acting as a role model and mentoring young women through their studies and beyond.”
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About Silk Family Law
Silk Family Law was founded in 2010 by solicitors Margaret Simpson and Kim Fellowes, together with barrister Ian Kennerley. We are the only family law firm in the North to have our own in-house counsel.
Our team of family law practitioners is skilled in advising and representing clients in all aspects of matrimonial and family law cases, including financial and children matters. We have particular expertise in dealing with complex financial issues, including business assets, farming businesses, trusts and pensions, as well as cases with an international dimension.
About Durham University Women in Law Mentorship Scheme
This is a new society at Durham aiming to encourage discussion regarding gender equality in the legal sector and create an empowered network of young lawyers.
The aim of the programme is to inspire and help young, aspiring female lawyers into the legal world through the advice and support of our mentors.
Mentors are matched to one or two female students who are aspiring to follow similar legal routes to their mentors. Mentoring is held on a regular basis (fortnightly or monthly) and allows questions and answers on career progression, application tips, and general career advice.