Everys Solicitors is pleased to welcome Solicitor Anne-Marie Hamer to its Family Law team. A highly experienced lawyer, Anne-Marie is skilled in all aspects of matrimonial law, disputes, financial resolution and Private Children Act. In addition, Anne-Marie has particular expertise in Surrogacy and Fertility law. Based in the Taunton office, Anne-Marie will provide her services throughout East Devon and Exeter, Dorset and the local areas in and around Taunton.
With over 10 years’ post-qualified experience, Anne-Marie is an Advanced Family Law Panel member and is also an accredited Collaborative lawyer. Prior to joining Everys, Anne-Marie was head-hunted by Michelmores to help grow their team.
Commenting on the appointment, Gail Salway, Head of the Family Law team, said: “Anne-Marie is one of only a handful of lawyers, nationwide, specialising in this frequently complex but interesting area of law. Increasingly, we are seeing heartbreaking issues surrounding surrogacy and fertility which necessitated the need to offer a specialist service. Anne-Marie is a dedicated lawyer who is passionate about her practice. She brings with her enthusiasm as well as compassion, and the ability to empathise with her clients. We are fortunate to have Anne-Marie as a member of our team and we wish her a successful career at Everys.”
In recent years, the popularity of surrogacy has risen as couples and single people have become more aware of this option as an alternative to IVF and adoption. The legalisation of same-sex marriages has opened the market for surrogacy further, with same-sex couples wanting biological children of their own. The legalities involved in this area of law make it imperative that expert legal advice is sought.