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Old Girl Launches Family Law Book

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Sarah Thompson, who left Bolton School in 1989 and is now Principal Lawyer with Slater & Gordon (UK) LLP, is the main contributor to a new book, “Family Law Made Simple”, which has been written by the Family Law team at Slater & Gordon.  The book, written in plain language, offers a clear guide to understanding the law surrounding marriage, divorce, children and separation. 

Promoting the book, Sarah said: “The aim is to offer transparent advice on how to work your way through the legal maze of family law – and how to deal with solicitors.” 

Reflecting on her time at Bolton School, Sarah said: “Bolton School is certainly one of the reasons that I am in Law today.  I joined the Debating Society which I enjoyed enormously and it certainly helped hone my negotiating skills. I recall that we were given good Careers advice and that my English Teacher, Mrs Todd, said that I was 'tailor-made for Law' - I’ve never looked back!” 

Considering Law as a Career option for pupils she said: “I certainly love my life as a Lawyer, it is interesting and challenging and offers a nice mix of court work, time with clients and office work including drafting documents.  I think it is a good profession to be in.  Over the 15 years that I have been in Law, roles have become much more specialised.  I had initially intended to work in Commercial Law but, after covering a colleague who worked in Family Law I found my niche.  Now I really enjoy it and I find it rewarding to help people sort out their lives.  You can choose which branch of Law you want to go into at a relatively late point in your training.  Many politicians have a Law background so there are a number of options once you are fully trained." 

The book was launch 11 March at the Milton Club on Deansgate in Manchester.  It will retail on Amazon and in bookstores.  Slater & Gordon is one of the UK’s largest law firms.

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Sarah Thompson is a Principal Lawyer in Family Law at Slater & Gordon (UK) LLP

Sarah Thompson is a Principal Lawyer in Family Law at Slater & Gordon (UK) LLP