Erin Sawyer Takes On New Senior Role
A family law senior associate has been elected to the position of Senior Vice President of the Bristol Law Society (BLS)’s Council.
Erin Sawyer, a family law senior associate at the Bristol office of Irwin Mitchell was elected to the senior position at the Society’s AGM in November, acknowledging her success in her previous post after her initial election as Junior Vice President to the Executive Board in November 2018.
Founded in 1770, the BLS is the oldest in the country and the 4,500 members elect a president and two vice presidents annually at the AGM. The council implements the policies of the BLS, promotes the legal society in the south west region and raises funds for their chosen charity.
The council members come from a variety of backgrounds, covering all areas of legal work, to reflect the profession as a whole. Those chosen to serve are leaders in their fields and Erin is no exception.
A senior associate in the Bristol family law team, Erin specialises in matrimonial financial matters. She has a wealth of experience in handling financial remediation mandates, cohabitation disputes and pre-marital agreements.
Her Masters of Law (LLM) in International Business Law gives Erin a unique take on family law and she is qualified to handle family affairs concerning family-owned SME companies and partnerships, as well as large shareholdings in private and publicly-listed companies.
Erin also takes on professional negligence claims emanating from advice and representation received by clients within financial proceedings on divorce, and with regard to cohabitation disputes which have arisen as a result of negligent advice on the cohabitees’ purchase of a property.
Expert Opinion“The last twelve months in as junior VP have been amazing and as such I’m delighted to have been chosen to serve again in the more senior role.
The society works hard on behalf of the legal sector in Bristol and it is an honour and a privilege to be able to be asked to contribute again to what is a vehicle for innovation and change in the local legal landscape.” Erin Sawyer - Senior Associate Solicitor
Expert Opinion“Erin has capped another successful year with this promotion, which shows where no one can miss it the confidence the BLS has in her abilities.
Erin does great work with the Bristol Law Society and the Irwin Mitchell team here in Bristol will be proud to support her however we can.” Julie Lewis - Partner