Cardiff solicitor Kathryn McTaggart (pictured left) has joined family law specialists Woolley & Co and will work from a home office serving clients across Wales and south west England, as well as retaining her West London links.
'Virtual' law firm Woolley & Co sets itself apart from many others by having partner level solicitors based at home offices working around the needs of the clients rather than occupying town centre premises. It relies on new technology to speed the legal process, with transparent prices on services which can be bought direct from the website and email used to send and receive documents.
Originally from Cardiff, Kathryn qualified in 2002 after graduating from University College London with a degree in law. She began working at a national firm based in London, before moving to a regional South East firm and then moving to Queensland, in Australia.
After two years in Australia, Kathryn returned to the UK and began working with a niche family law firm in Chiswick before seeking out a new challenge and getting in touch with Woolley & Co, allowing her to move back to her Welsh roots.
Speaking about why she decided to move to Woolley & Co, Kathryn said: "It was the flexibility and emphasis on excellent client care that really attracted me. It is about recognising what makes a good service and being able to organise things around the needs of the client. It is a very modern and forward-thinking approach. Using emails to send and receive correspondence and documents whenever possible, for instance, is a simple innovation but something legal firms do not normally do. It saves a huge amount of time and cost."
Managing partner Andrew Woolley said: "We are delighted to welcome Kathryn to the team.
"While the way we work means we can easily serve clients anywhere, having a solicitor based in Wales for the first time is a very positive move for us, allowing us to be in touching distance of many more people in need of reliable, transparent family law services."