12th July 2013

New additions to the family at Cartwright King

Leading Midlands law firm Cartwright King has expanded its family department with the appointment of two new solicitors, Rufia Adalat and Ela Crighton, taking the total number of people in the family team to 17.

Rufia began her training contract with a firm in her hometown of Blackburn after studying at Durham University and Nottingham Law School. She qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and joined Makin Dixon, a family law specialist in West Yorkshire, where she gained experience in all aspects of family law, particularly in connection with domestic violence, residence and contact issues, forced marriages and care.

At Cartwright King Rufia will focus on care proceedings and Children Act matters. She recently became a Law Society specialist accredited lawyer under the Children Panel which means she can now represent children in care cases and can be instructed by them.

Ela Crighton originally studied at Nottingham Trent University, before securing a training contract in Somerset where she enjoyed a successful career spanning 13 years before moving back to her home town of Leicester 7 years ago.

Ela has experience in all aspects of family law, combining expertise in divorce, financial and children issues as well as handling cases for parents in care proceedings against local authority. She is also a member of the Resolutions Accredited Specialist Panel. Ela joins Cartwright King from Howells Solicitors.

Cartwright King is a well recognised specialist in family law with members of the team recognised in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

For further information please get in touch with our dedicated team.

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