PRESS RELEASE: Collyer Bristow LLP expands its Family Law team

25 Feb 2014

London-based law firm Collyer Bristow LLP is pleased to announce that it has recruited experienced family law practitioner Sue Breen from Hodge, Jones & Allen.

Sue is a member of the association of lawyers for children and specialises in handling complex family cases including adoption, surrogacy, special guardianship, leave to remove and issues arising from same sex relationships. She also has significant experience of representing children, particularly teenagers, in cases before the Family Court. Sue is listed in the Legal 500 directory as a children's specialist and someone "not afraid to give strong advice".

Sue commented "Collyer Bristow's family team enjoys a very good reputation in the market and I am very pleased to be joining the team at a point when the firm is looking to further build its capability in this important area of law".

Toby Yerburgh, head of the family team at Collyer Bristow said "I am excited that Sue has decided to join us. Her experience and in particular her focus on children related issues will be bring an additional dimension to the services we can offer to clients in the UK and internationally".

Sue joined the firm on 17 February as a full-time consultant.



Paul Newhall, BD Director, Collyer Bristow LLP. Telephone: (0)20 7470 4422.

Note to Editors:

1. Collyer Bristow LLP is a London based Law firm with 29 partners and some 135 staff, who provide a full range of legal services to a wide range of businesses and private individuals. It is ranked in both Chambers and the Legal 500 directories.

2. The firm specialises in providing advice to corporate and private clients in the UK as well as overseas. Its expanding client base is includes SME's, multinationals, partnerships, and public sector organisations.

3. The firm has offices in London and Geneva. The Geneva office was established in 2004 to provide a well-located European base from which to service its numerous international clients. The firm's growing international practice includes Italian, Spanish, US and Russian Desks and now represents more than 30% of Collyer Bristow's business

4. The firm's highly experienced partners offer in-depth expertise and industry knowledge in commercial and residential real estate, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, reputation management, employment, IP, insolvency and a comprehensive service to private clients.

5. The ethos at Collyer Bristow is one of 'personal' service. All partners are professional yet approachable, working directly with clients to offer high quality legal advice as well as tailoring services to their individual needs. The firm's core objective is to deliver consistently excellent services to clients.

6. The firm is passionate about the contemporary arts. It supports and promotes young artists through its in-house art gallery. The current exhibition at the Collyer Bristow Gallery can be viewed at

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