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Mincoffs Solicitors are delighted to announce the appointment of both Lyn Rutherford and Emily Cannell to their Family Law department.  Lyn is joining the team as a Consultant to work alongside current Partner Mike Smith and Emily is joining as a Solicitor to assist both Mike and Lyn with their clients and she will also develop her own portfolio.

Lyn has over 30 years of legal experience previously setting up and heading an extremely successful Family department in another practice.  He has a reputation as the divorce lawyer of choice and has represented many high profile clients across the country and he is seen as a leader in his field.

During his earlier career he was described in the Legal 500 as ‘outstanding’ and Chambers & Partners (2008) stated that he ‘produces excellent results and is exceptionally talented’.

Emily joins alongside Lyn, she has been tipped as a ‘rising star’ within her field with a strong academic background with a first class honours in Law from Northumbria University.  She is also the Treasurer of the Young Resolution (North East) committee.

Andy Woodhouse, Chief Executive of Mincoffs, said: “It is testament to the professionalism and expertise of our current Family team that our workload continues to grow and we are delighted to welcome both Lyn and Emily on board.  They can only enhance our service offering to clients.  We have always had a strong Family presence within the North East and both of these appointments will increase our profile within the region and indeed nationally and this will create a formidable team.  Mincoffs has expanded significantly in recent months and this is a particularly important development for us and we hope to continue with our plans to grow.”

Lyn Rutherford said: “I am looking forward to my new role within Mincoffs and the chance to work alongside Mike Smith.  We have known each other for more years than I care to mention and it will be good to be on the same side going forward. The partners at Mincoffs have growth in their sights and I am excited about their future within the Newcastle legal market.”

Emily Cannell said: “I am delighted to be joining Mincoffs and working alongside Mike Smith for the first time.  I have worked with Lyn previously and know I will gain so much knowledge from them both”.

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