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Leading law firm Knight Polson appoints new head of family law

By Karolina Lasinska
27 May 2021

Leading law firm Knight Polson has appointed experienced solicitor John Randle as head of family law within the newly-established Knight Polson office in Southampton.

John Randle, appointed head of family law, Knight Polson

Randle joins from his own firm, John Randle Associates in Oxford, where he specialised in financial remedy proceedings and complex children matters and international surrogacy. Recognised by Chambers and Partners, Randle will be building the family law offering of Knight Polson in the Southampton area in his new role.

Randle stated: “I’m delighted to be joining the Knight Polson team at such an exciting time. The vision Sara Fildes has is truly inspirational and the unique structure of Knight Polson and Metamorph offers a unique support system that my clients will benefit from. Family law continues to be a complex area of law and we’re expecting the strain of the past year to lead to a real increase in demand for our support and advice. As I settle in to my new role, I’m looking forward to supporting the families of Southampton with their legal needs.”

Knight Polson was acquired by Metamorph, the fast-growing consolidator, in 2020 – joining a group of over 10 law firms across the country. Commenting on Randle’s appointment, national head of family at Metamorph Sara Fildes, added: “We couldn’t be happier to have John join our growing team. His proactive approach and dedication to his clients absolutely shines through. His extensive experience and entrepreneurial spirit from running his own firm will be a real asset as he grows his department in Southampton.”

Randle qualified as a solicitor in 1984; he enjoys football, tennis and travel and lives in Bournemouth.

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