Daughter joins mum’s law firm to make it a family affair

Daughter leaves prestigious Solicitors firm in London to team up with her mother in Local Specialist Family law practice.

Katie Parkes has moved to team up with her mother Elaine Parkes of Elaine Parkes Solicitors SUS-150508-110359001
Katie Parkes has moved to team up with her mother Elaine Parkes of Elaine Parkes Solicitors SUS-150508-110359001

Katie has moved from leading matrimonial law firm, Sears Tooth in Mayfair, London to team up with her mother Elaine Parkes of Elaine Parkes Solicitors.

Elaine Parkes Solicitors is a family law solicitor’s practice which was established in 2000. This specialist local firm of solicitors based between Rye and Battle is unique in that it only deals with family, divorce, financial matters and child Law. The practice has a wealth of experience working as family lawyers. The firm aims to offer a sensitive yet effective and efficient professional service whilst securing the best result for their clients.

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Elaine qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and has since that date practised in all areas of family law. Elaine, a member of the Children Panel since 1987 is also an advanced member of the Law Society Family Law Panel. Formerly a partner with a large firm of Kent solicitors she started her own practice in 2000. She is an experienced family law practitioner specialising in Divorce, Matrimonial finance, Cohabitation disputes, Children – both Private Law and care proceedings. She also sits as a Deputy District Judge.

Katie trained at Sears Tooth and has worked closely for the Senior Partner, Raymond Tooth, and Susan Apthorp (Partner), over the past 4 ½ years, from whom she has learnt and gained considerable experience.

Katie’s practice covers all areas of family law; complex financial claims in the context of divorce proceedings, and following overseas divorce, jurisdictional disputes, Schedule 1 claims (financial provision for a child in unmarried couples), proceedings involving cases which have an international element, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, Children Act proceedings including specific issue, prohibited steps, and child arrangement orders.

In addition to Elaine & Katie the firm has the benefit of 2 other solicitors and an in house Barrister and has grown over recent years to meet increasing workloads and instructions from clients.

Elaine has said she is delighted that her daughter has decided to join the firm and that she will be a real asset with her particular experience in dealing with matrimonial finance and Children Act matters. She believes they will present a formidable team in the legal world.

Katie is very excited to be joining the practice.

Elaine Parkes Solicitors are based at Steeplands, Pottery Lane, Brede East Sussex TN31 6HB

T: 01424 883183/882829


Elaine Parkes Solicitors is a trading name of Elaine Parkes Solicitors limited company number 9257217

VAT no 725170845

Elaine Parkes Solicitors Ltd are Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA 618658