MSB family team nominated in national awards

MSB Solicitors have been shortlisted for the Family Law Regional Firm of the Year for the North.

The Family Law Awards were launched in 2010 in order to recognise the important work of family lawyers across the country and celebrate achievements and advances in the sector.

MSB are listed alongside three other firms based in Newcastle, Bradford and Huddersfield.

Also representing Liverpool at the awards are Gemma Ellison of Quality Jackson Canter and Tracey Winstanley of Heaney Watson, who are shortlisted for Young Solicitor of the Year and Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Year respectively.

The nomination follows a year of outstanding achievements for MSBs family team, who were most recently appointed to the International Child Abduction and Contact Panel by the Official Solicitors Office and are the only North West firm.

Family partner at MSB, Emma Carey says:

“It has been a phenomenal twelve months for our family team and to be recognised on a national level really is incredibly rewarding.

“I can’t express how proud I am of the efforts of the entire family team at MSB. We have some outstanding solicitors who all share a vision to become leaders in the field of family law – and each and every member of my team goes above the parapet in order to do so.

“It’s also heartening to see other solicitors from Liverpool amongst the shortlisted nominees and I wish Gemma and Tracey every success.”

The 6th annual Family Law Awards will be held on Wednesday 23rd November at the Bloomsbury Big Top in London. Winners are selected by a judging panel made up of the heads of the Association of Lawyers for Children, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Family Law Bar Association and Resolution, along with Family Law editors.

MSB now employ 40 staff across their family department who deal with all manner of family matters including divorce, co-habitation disputes, children issues, domestic violence and child abduction. Partner Emma Carey and solicitors Emma Palmer, Nicola Harris and Hayley Catherall are all Resolution-accredited; solicitor Eve McGowan is an advanced family law panel member specialising in domestic violence and child abduction; and Wendy Eves is a specialist cross-border mediator specialising in international child abduction.

For more information on MSBs family team visit