We spoke with Nicola Conley,who is pleased to be joining such a prestigious firm. “I am delighted to be appointed Head of Family Law at DJM,” discussed Nicola. “I look forward to working with my team and the directors to develop the department by focusing on clients and their needs, therefore helping them to achieve the best possible outcomes.”
The Board at DJM discussed with us the new appointment of Nicola Conley to head up their Family Law team. Nicola, who resides in Swansea, is a member of the Family Law Panel and also a member of the Resolution Panel, bringing with her years of experience in advising clients in all aspects of family law matters. Nicola is also included in the Good Lawyer’s Guide.
Barry Davies, DJM Practice Director, commented, “Nicola has really made a big impact on our clients in such a short space of time. She is very business-minded and this is essential when dealing with clients who expect a first class service. This is exactly what we needed in a department dealing with such sensitive and emotional issues. I am sure that her joining us will be of great advantage to us as a firm, Nicola in her career and not least our clients.”
Since its inception in 1946 Douglas- Jones Mercer (DJM Law Ltd) has always been a well regarded law firm, in particular it’s Family Law team, as stated in the Legal 500.
“At DJM the Family Team offers full support and a comprehensive package of family legal advice. They have a broad knowledge and years of experience in a whole range of issues. However this is what you should expect from any family law advisor. What sets DJM apart is that the approach that is taken to dealing with what are such traumatic issues by demystifying the law and advising clients in a way that is clear and easy to understand.”
Despite only being with DJM for a short period of time, clients are already warming to Nicola. “I aim to provide a friendly, efficient and professional service to clients. I want to ensure that they understand the process in a jargon free manner, and feel completely comfortable with the issues surrounding their case.”
Speaking with DJM, it becomes clear that they carry an ethos of transparency with legal fees. They make it clear that ‘one size’ does not fit all when it comes to family law matters, especially when there are business assets involved. Therefore DJM take a practical and realistic approach to the cost of each case and believe that keeping the client informed is paramount. This is an embedded culture across the whole firm at DJM and not just its Family Law team.
DJM feel that Solicitor involvement is essential in Family Law matters, as the breakdown of a relationship infringes on each and every facet of a person’s life and should not be left to chance. DJM’s trained professionals minimise conflict and hostility wherever possible to get the best results.
The Family Law department understand that the consequences of a relationship breakdown can be emotionally stressful in itself, let alone the financial consequences on your personal life and your business Many divorces can bring with them high value risk, whether it’s corporate or domestic DJM are well equipped to handle individual circumstances – and to help you prepare for the financial consequences that a change in your family life may bring More and more business people are planning ahead to minimise the impact of a relationship breakdown. This may involve preparation of prenuptial, separation, or civil partnership agreements. Always remember that there are no fixed rules on how finances should be divided on a relationship breakdown, which does leave an amount of uncertainty. Therefore to use a specialist Solicitor throughout the whole process is essential as part of the planning process.
DJM’s roots go back to 1946, and since then they’ve established themselves as the foremost providers in efficient and cost effective legal advice. Clear thinking, accurate drafting and a jargonfree service gives clients what they want from their Solicitor, with quality personnel and the combined talents of their legal team making this business second to none. The enthusiastic and lively team are a breath of fresh air in an otherwise sometimes stuffy legal world. They boast a list of clients which include large companies to private individuals, and have a philosophy of placing long term value for money before short term economies.