We are delighted to welcome Jane Hodge to the firm as Senior Associate Solicitor in our Family Law Practice. She is based in our Chichester Office and is demonstration of our commitment to provide the very best and most experienced legal talent in the area.
Previously in practice in the Portsmouth area, Jane has more than 25 years experience, with particular expertise in high net worth divorce cases, including those involving business and immigration issues.
We thought it was best for her to introduce herself as she sums up her first thoughts about starting to support the needs of clients in and around the Chichester area:
Time Flies when you are having Fun!
“I have just completed my third week at Anderson Rowntree and already feel like part of the furniture. These first 3 weeks have just flown by.
The team has made me feel extremely welcome. Having spent 18 years in my previous firm, it’s a daunting prospect being the new girl again but they have made it really easy for me.
My source of work has always been heavily weighted on recommendation from previously happy clients so moving to an area where I am not well known is going to be a challenge.
I hope that the people of Chichester and surrounding area like my approach to family law. I try to blend a sympathetic and understanding ear with a thorough knowledge of the law and the ability to give sound practical legal advice.
Clients understandably want to ensure that when they have to engage with a lawyer, it must be cost effective. I am always very conscious that clients need a solution that is not going to break the bank. That’s where my mediation training and skills can be a real advantage in negotiations.
I really hope that the “new girl on the block” will make a real difference to families in the area.”
Jane has quite a few strings to her bow - She is an accredited civil mediator and uses her mediation training to help provide a blend of an empathetic and supportive approach with academic expertise to her client’s cases.
She is also very experienced in handling the often complex situations arising from armed forces personnel on divorce, Military Crime and Courts Martial.
Not only that but her passion for sport and particularly football, has led her to advise and assist with regulatory issues for clubs and associations in any sport.
Our support of Chichester Ladies FC, the cricket and football clubs in Billingshurst and other local school sports provision did not go unnoticed to Jane
“One of the many attractions to working with the firm was the extent to which they support local community causes – whether charities, festivals and indeed sports provision for all ages” Jane said.
“Jane joining our family practice is a real coup for the firm” said Will Stisted, Managing Partner.”We are confident that she will get to know the legal needs of our local families and couples at a very individual level. Her experience and dedication to quality are second to none and I am sure our clients will appreciate her fresh approach.”