New Appointment reflects continued move towards more holistic approach
Irwin Mitchell has appointed an in-house counsellor to help clients navigate difficult or emotional situations with a combination of counselling and coaching - further adding to the capability of one of the biggest family law teams in the UK. The service, which has been launched this month, will be offered to current clients to start with.
Vicky Lambert is a highly experienced British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited counsellor who has, for the last 14 years, supported private clients and individuals within various organisations. She is passionate about supporting her clients through significant life events and facilitating change and growth. Vicky will be working predominantly online, but will be able to see clients in person at the firm’s newly located Southampton office.
Commenting on her new role Vicky said “I’m delighted to be joining Irwin Mitchell’s national family team.
“Situations I can help with might include domestic abuse, relationship break downs, mental health difficulties or just support with what is a difficult and anxious time for many families. I will also be able to help clients manage stress or anxiety throughout the divorce or mediation process which might involve attending court or facing an ex-partner.
“I am looking forward to enhancing the firm’s client offering and working in an inclusive, supportive and experienced team.”
Expert Opinion“We often work with clients in navigating difficult or complex family situations. We, as a firm, want to do everything we can to support our clients through what can be an incredibly daunting and emotional time and having an in-house counsellor with the expertise and experience that Vicky does will help us to do just that.
“Often, law firms will refer clients to an external counsellor if they feel they might benefit from the help, but to have this kind of expertise in-house is rare. Ensuring we get the best results for our client doesn’t always mean going to court, and offering Vicky’s support at an early stage of the divorce process may help our clients to see a way through the process via a more amicable route.”
Ros Bever - Partner
Irwin Mitchell launched its family Mediation Support Service in January after finding growing demand from clients for ways to keep their divorce or children arrangements out of court. The firm also has specialist private client and residential property lawyers as well as a financial planning team to help clients with other aspects of their life-admin following divorce.
The new service will focus on giving clients holistic support around the logistics of mediation as well as the key information they need to know, tailored to their individual situation, on how to achieve the best outcome for their split and to keep the situation as amicable as possible.