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Rayden Solicitors Appoints a fourth Legal Director and two Solicitors

Specialist family law firm Rayden Solicitors, with offices in St Albans, Berkhamsted, Beaconsfield, Bishop’s Stortford and Hampstead is delighted to announce a further three appointments, adding to the firm’s growing team.

Abby Westell has been appointed as a Legal Director, based in Rayden’s St Albans office.  Sara Roddis and Angela Zarrabi have both been appointed as Solicitors, joining the growing team at Rayden Solicitors’ newest office in Bishop’s Stortford.  This brings the total number of new fee earner appointments in the last 5 months to 8.

Abby Westell, who qualified in 2010, joins from a major regional law firm.  She covers all areas of family law but has a particular expertise in the financial consequences of divorce and providing advice and solutions to clients with complex financial arrangements and business structures.  She is also a fluent French speaker, and has worked on numerous international disputes.  As a French speaker Abby will also be working closely with colleagues Claire Wood and Che Meakins supporting Rayden Solicitors’ growing Anglo French desk.

Angela Zarrabi qualified as a solicitor in 2014 and has worked across the full range of family law matters, including private children law, matrimonial and cohabitation separation issues.  Early in her career Angela’s ability was recognized along with only 11 other students throughout the UK who were awarded LPC scholarships as part of the Law Society’s Diversity Access Scheme.

Sara Roddis, who joins the Bishop’s Stortford team alongside Angela, has over 10 years’ experience in family law.  She began her career as a paralegal and then continued on to work as a litigation executive before complete her training contract with a large regional firm and qualifying as a family law solicitor in 2017.  Sara has a particular specialism in cases involving unmarried couples and cases which proceed under TOLATA.

Senior Partner Katherine Rayden says, “The Partners and I are very pleased to announce this second raft of appointments so early into 2021.  We are delighted that all 3 have joined the business.  Abby will play a key role in the growth of the St Albans office supporting Partner Priya Palanivel and Legal Director Claire Wood, and will be a great asset to the business particularly in Anglo French and international matters.  It is also a pleasure to welcome Sara and Angela, both very capable and bright young solicitors, to the growing Bishop’s Stortford team.

“We have always pursued ambitious growth plans for the business, so attracting the most capable candidates is a key element of our strategy.  It is testament to our reputation that we can attract the highest calibre solicitors into our talented team, all of whom provide exceptional service to our clients.  Our reputation for first class work is evident in the consistent increase in demand for our services which has fuelled our growth even during the most difficult of circumstances over the last 12 months.

“We look forward to all our new recruits’ careers flourishing with Raydens.”

Rayden Solicitors offer initial fixed fee meetings at Rayden Solicitors’ offices in St Albans, Berkhamsted, Beaconsfield, Bishop’s Stortford and Hampstead, or in London. This meeting enables the client to gain an understanding of the law as it applies to their situation, likely outcomes and how Rayden Solicitors can best support them. For more information on a meeting with Rayden Solicitors, please call 01727 734260.

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