Meet the lawyer - Kerry Graham, Family SolicitorDecember 12, 2017
Kerry is a senior family solicitor at Burroughs Day, a law firm dating back to 1829 which provides legal services for individuals and businesses. Kerry is based in Queen Square, Bristol, but also regularly visits the firm's Portishead office.
Tell us about your role and what do you enjoy about it?
I’m a family solicitor with particular expertise in the financial matters arising from divorce. I have specialised in family law since qualifying as a solicitor nearly 20 years ago.
My experience includes dealing with international divorce cases, businesses in divorce, pensions, property portfolios both in the UK and worldwide, cohabitee disputes and pre-nuptial agreements.
In my role I enjoy meeting a lot of people from all walks of life. We offer a free family law advice clinic at our Bristol and Portishead offices to ensure that everyone has the opportunity, at no initial cost or obligation, to have legal advice. This is important to us as a firm. We give up our free time to make this work. My job is to advise as best as I can with the minimum of cost and acrimony. It is always great to hear that I have done a brilliant job and this is because I have a great team.
I also enjoy attending the many community events that Burroughs Day sponsor, such as the Portishead Raft Race and Bristol Pride. It's great to make connections in a fun or informal setting where people are more relaxed, and even better if we're raising money for one of our chosen charities.
What does the Family team do?
We specialise in all areas of family law. We have experts in children cases as well as divorce and financial matters. We work in tandem with both our Commercial teams and our Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts team so we can deal with everything in-house, providing the best value and service to our clients.
What do you like about Bristol?
Bristol harbourside, having countryside close by, the variety of sports and sporting events, local golf courses, theatre and not forgetting the great bars and restaurants! Our main office is located in a beautiful period building in Queen Square, which is a lovely place to work – everything is right on our doorstep and we’re neighbours with many great businesses. Save for parking, Bristol has a lot to offer!
Kerry Graham (right) taking part in the Portishead Raft Race 2017, along with Head of Property Portishead office Jan Sefton.