Leading consumer law firm Simpson Millar has welcomed experienced Midlands-based Solicitor Neelam Mall to its rapidly expanding national network of family law experts.

Neelam is the 13th new hire within Simpson Millar’s family law team in 2021, with further growth planned in the coming months.

The appointment also follows the launch of the firm’s new Separating Together service – a revolutionary process designed to change the way couples divorce for the better, by helping to achieve a conflict-free separation where both parties are represented by the same lawyer.

The service, which also has associated cost savings, comes amidst growing demand from consumers for a more amicable solution to separation and divorce.

With more than 17 years’ experience dealing with divorce and the division of assets, Neelam will now work with the wider Simpson Millar family law team to provide services nationally, from her base in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.

Fluent in Hindi and Punjabi, and known for her down to earth, realistic, yet empathetic and supportive approach, she has particular expertise dealing with emergency applications to prevent removal of children from England and Wales, and international family law matters.

She is also an Advanced Member of the Law Society’s family law panel.

In her spare time Neelam volunteers for the Centre for Oneness, a charitable organisation which is centred around promoting wellness and wellbeing worldwide.

Commenting on her appointment David Lister, Partner and National Head of the Family Law team, said: “Neelam joins us at a very exciting time. We’re trying to change the face of family law and with the recent launch of our Separating Together service, it won’t be long before the perception stereotype of what a family lawyer is will be transformed forever.

“We want to make the law less complicated and to open up the process of separation and family breakdown. The first step has been to attract excellent lawyers who can do more than explain the law.”

Neelam added: “Due to the nature of family law we come into contact with clients on a daily basis who are going through a period of significant change in their circumstances, and that often comes with a whole range of emotions.

“Knowing that the team you are dealing with is empathetic and skilled, yet agile enough to approach matters in a way that puts your family and your needs first to reach the best possible outcome in the most efficient and cost-effective way, is really important.

“Simpson Millar is very forward thinking in that regard, and I am delighted to be joining David and the wider team in opening up the law for our clients.”