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Penningtons Manches strengthens family practice with new partner specialising in LGBT families and international surrogacy

Posted: 11/06/2018


Highly regarded family lawyer Linzi Bull has joined Penningtons Manches as a partner.

Linzi, who joins the firm from Harbottle and Lewis, is known for her work relating to LBGT family issues, including international surrogacy, and regularly advises on pre-conception agreements. She has significant experience in all areas of family law and in particular has worked on a large number of complex divorce cases for high net worth clients, as well as advising on complicated cross-jurisdictional pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

Recognised as a leader in her field by both the main legal directories, Linzi has been described by Chambers UK as ‘a very popular choice for the A-list client’. In addition, she is recommended in the Citywealth Leaders’ and Power Women Lists and has been ranked by Spears as one of the top 50 UK family lawyers.

Jane Craig, head of Penningtons Manches' family practice, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Linzi to the firm. She will be a fantastic addition to the family team and the wider private wealth group, complementing our existing strengths and bringing a wealth of experience in complex and developing areas where we are seeing increasing demand. We all very much look forward to working with her.”

Linzi said: “I am thrilled to be joining Penningtons Manches – the family practice has an excellent reputation and a prestigious client base. I’m excited to bring my experience to such a successful, growing team.”

Penningtons Manches’ family practice is a key part of the firm’s private wealth group – a key area of strategic focus for the firm. Its lawyers are nationally and internationally acknowledged as leaders in their field and focus on providing a bespoke, discreet service. They currently act in many of the leading cases in England and Wales and several hold leadership positions in organisations including the International Academy of Family Lawyers and the International Bar Association, positioning the department at the very forefront of advice on international family law issues. Furthermore, four partners from the team have previously chaired Resolution, the UK’s leading specialist family law solicitors’ organisation.


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