Blandy takes on Manches family law partner

Manches have lost a family law partner to Thames Valley firm Blandy & Blandy.

Kerry Fretwell joins the Reading firm as a partner, specialising in ancillary relief and cases involving children and is part of the Solicitors Family Law Association Training Committee.

Fretwell was also involved in setting up the Collaborative Family Law Group. This encourages the settlement of family disputes without recourse to court cases, and differs from mediation because the lawyers on each side act for their clients rather than remaining neutral.