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Surrey: Stowe Family Law expands legal team

By Jo Whittle
16 March 2021

Stowe Family Law has expanded its legal team in Surrey to support an increase in the number and complexity of new enquiries the firm is seeing due to the pandemic. 

Recently appointed senior solicitor Gemma Artus joined the firm in February, bringing seven years of family law experience working in London. She is joined by solicitor Harriet Donovan, whose experience spans seven years – exclusively in family law.


L-R: Gemma Artus and Harriet Donovan

The appointments will further strengthen the Stowe team in Surrey. With offices based in Esher and Guildford, Artus and Donovan will work closely with colleagues to support a growing number of clients across the region.

Joining from Burgess Mee Family Law, Artus supports clients on all types of family law work, including divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships and unmarried couples. She regularly advises on nuptial agreements and has extensive experience in children disputes.

Donovan joins us from Simpson Millar LLP and has a wealth of experience in a broad range of issues, including divorce, financial settlements and child arrangements. She specialises in supporting clients in challenging cases involving allegations of domestic abuse and safeguarding issues.

Emma Newman, the managing partner of Stowe in Esher and Guildford, said: “As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues, we have seen a sharp rise in enquiries. Recruiting Gemma and Harriet allows us to maintain the highest support levels for our clients throughout the pandemic and beyond.

With their arrival, we are now a six-strong team working across the Surrey area, and I am delighted to welcome them both to the firm. Their combined experience in family law and knowledge will complement our existing offering to clients.”

Newman continues: “As part of the country’s largest specialist family law firm, we can offer people in the Surrey area access to an unrivalled nationwide network of knowledge and experience on their doorstep.”

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