Don Bird, partner and head of Atherton Godfrey's Family Law Department has had his accreditation as a specialist family lawyer renewed by Resolution, an organisation committed to good practice and a constructive approach to resolving family disputes.
Its members undergo a rigorous assessment process and are required to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, practical application of the law and best practice.
Don, who has legal experience spanning more than 30 years, has expertise in handling disputes between couples and in preparing and presenting financial and property cases in court.
Don said, "it is a sad fact that in the UK more than a third of childrent will see their parents split-up before they reach their 16th birthday.
"In these cases, it is essential we find solutions that consider the needs of the whole family, and in particular, the best interests of the children.
"It is a sensitive time and those facing family difficulties need to know that their solicitor is experienced in resolving the kind of disputes that can arise from a relationship breakdown and that they will receive expert and reliable advice."
Don has extensive experience in handling complex family issues and is a fully qualified mediator. He was recently re-accredited by the Law Society and retained his ranking of Family Law practitioner with advanced status.