Lee & Pembertons targets family law with Hamlins partner

London private client specialist Lee & Pembertons has gained Hamlins partner and head of family Rosemary Carter.

It is understood that Hamlins, a commercial property-orientated West End firm, will no longer be active in family law, but Carter will maintain a reciprocal referral relationship with her old firm.

Carter, who is a former chairman of the Solicitors’ Family Law Association, has been hired to build a family law practice to match Lee & Pembertons reputation for private client work.

Carter told The Lawyer that she had been keen to move to a firm with a private client emphasis. Hamlins was unavailable to comment.