ROSIE BRACHER - Family Law Solicitor
Rosie qualified in November 1991 and now specialises in Child Law. She handles complex child law cases and situations where children are taken into care. Rosie acts for parents, children, and others in Children Act and related areas of work including residence, contact, care proceedings, adoption, and abduction.
Rosie is an influential figure when it comes to Child Law and has been a member of the Law Society Children Panel since 1996. She chaired the local Domestic Violence forum, has organised many legal training events for lawyers and other professionals and has contributed to booklets on domestic violence and contact and residence disputes.
You encouraged me to stop thinking I was just a victim and helped me to see I could help myself. The day I picked your number out of the yellow pages was possibly one of the turning moments in my life.
It was very easy to make contact as you called us back immediately. We thought everyone was very polite and friendly.
I found everybody helpful and non-judgmental and was made to feel good about myself. I can't thank you and your staff enough for all the help and belief you had in me.
You helped me so much through a difficult time and did not sugar coat it.
RAMIN SHAMSOLAHI - Specialist Family Law Solicitor
Ramin deals with all areas of Family Law but specialises in divorce and matrimonial finance and heads the Matrimonial department at the firm. Ramin has a particular interest in complex cases related to farming, businesses, pensions or overseas assets. Ramin prides himself on taking a practical approach to cases from the outset and settling even the most complex and high-value cases swiftly and amicably, without the need for court proceedings.
Ramin joined us in 2013 from another Devon firm. He’s overseen the rapid growth of the department which has been built on our level of client service and a track record of achieving excellent outcomes for clients.
In his spare time, Ramin enjoys Squash, Surfing, and the movies.
Completely put me at ease, incredibly helpful! He was very kind and gave me so much confidence in myself.
Very friendly, easy to talk to and understand.
Ramin’s professional and informed approach was invaluable, as was his objective style of communication throughout my divorce process.
Totally dependable and always a source of support and reasoned thinking. You were totally awesome Ramin. Thanks enormously.
JADE PAYNE - Solicitor
Jade qualified as a solicitor in 2019, having completed her training contract whilst also succeeding in passing the LPC at the University of Law. She previously attended Exeter University where she obtained her degree in Law (LLB Hons).
Jade is a strong and reliable member of the team and is now one of three solicitors in our Matrimonial Department. She runs various cases including: divorce and matrimonial finance, cohabitation claims (TOLATA), private law children cases, non-molestation injunctions and occupation order applications.
In her spare time, Jade enjoys making the most of the countryside walks with her Collie dog.
Since our first meeting, Jade has been very professional and has demonstrated great care in handling my case. It is a very complicated case, yet her perseverance and good communication skills has helped me feel like I am in 'good hands'. Jade has the ability to explain the court process in simple terms so that I can understand the process. She handles sensitive issues with extreme care, yet can also show a firm side especially when dealing with challenging situations. I cannot commend her enough for all the assistance she has provided to me.
Jade Baskerville has supported me for approximately 3 and a half years. She has been absolutely amazing throughout, going above and beyond to support me through each stage of the court proceedings. She helped me with all the knowledge and information I needed as well as making sure I had the best support during any court hearing I had to attend. Nothing has ever been too much trouble and I have always found Jade very approachable. I would highly recommend Jade to anyone and can not thank her enough for all she has done for me and my children.
I would like to say that Jade has been incredibly kind and understanding, she has talked me through things that I haven't understood and been exceptionally supportive throughout. She has kept me in the picture at all times and always been available to answer my questions or to ask advice
LISA McLAUGHLIN - Legal Executive
Lisa qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2013 after studying with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives whilst working full time as a Caseworker in the family department of a well-known Exeter Law Firm.
Lisa joined the team at Rosie Bracher Solicitors in November 2019 and now works alongside Rosie in the Care Department.
Lisa chose the Law as a career as she always wanted to give people a voice and empower them to make significant changes to their lives. This aim was reinforced through work with vulnerable people at Mind in Exeter and, Mencap, the NHS, Children Centres and other agencies.
At Rosie Bracher Solicitors she now gets to fulfil that aim every day. Lisa specialises in cases involving domestic abuse as well as matters concerning children and the running of care cases. She is particularly good with vulnerable clients as by nature she is supportive and empathetic whilst having very good working relationships with agencies within the field.
‘Couldn't recommend Rosie Brachers enough. Lisa was my solicitor for family case, outstanding service nothing was too much trouble -keep it up Lisa!.’
Emilie Collis- Solicitor
Emilie qualified as a solicitor in 2009, having completed her training contract in Cornwall. She undertook the LPC at the University of Exeter and obtained her Business Law (Hons) degree at Bournemouth University.
Emilie previously specialised in employment law but wanted to pursue a career as a Childcare Lawyer and is now one of three solicitors within our Childcare Department. She runs a various caseload which includes public and private law child care cases, non-molestation injunctions and occupation order applications.
In her spare time, Emilie enjoys to spend her time with family and friends and being outside and enjoying the Cornish and Devonshire coast as much as the weather permits
“Emilie has been representing us for the past few years and has always been professional and extremely helpful in difficult situations. Could not recommend her more”
“Emilie collis is a brilliant solicitor and can make you laugh. She is very a lovely person and good at what she does. She is very on point and definitely makes sure you get your opinion across. Communication has been brilliant all the way through. Brilliant Definitely recommend Rosie bracher solicitor.
CHLOE JAMES- Paralegal
Chloe completed the Legal Practice Course in February 2023 at BPP University and obtained her Master of Laws in Legal Practice. She previously graduated from the University of Plymouth where she obtained her degree in Law (LLB Hons).
Chloe is a member of the Divorce and Finance team. She runs a variety of cases including divorce and matrimonial finance, private law children cases, change of name by deed poll, non – molestation injunctions, and occupation order applications.
Outside of work, Chloe enjoys travelling, going to the gym and catching up with friends and family.
JESSIE PITTWOOD- SOLICITOR
Jessie qualified as a Solicitor in 2018, having completed her LPC and Masters Degree in Legal Practice at the University of Law.
Having worked in the local area for the last 8 years, Jessie joined Rosie Bracher Solicitors LLP in September 2023.
Jessie specialises in a variety of family law work, including divorce, financial claims, domestic abuse cases, private law children issues and local authority children care matters. She has a client focussed approach and strives to achieve a fair outcome for her clients.
Outside of work, Jessie spends her time reading, socialising with friends and family, and enjoying quality time with her husband (preferably on the beach or in the countryside!).
“Jessie was amazing got things done and she's a lovely lady very professional Massive thank you to the company.”
“Jessie Pittwood was very helpful from day one. Good communication. Put my mind at ease when needed it. Would definitely recommend.”
BRYONY HOLT- Solicitor
Bryony works in all areas of private family law and specialises in divorce and financial matters with a particular interest in complex cases involving pensions and businesses on divorce. Bryony also has a lot of experience in children matters and represents both parents and grandparents in disputes on children. Bryony enjoys advocating in court hearings and will represent clients in court wherever possible.
Bryony’s clients find her to be approachable and enjoy her pragmatic and calm approach to cases. Bryony is also able to appreciate and empathise with the personal difficulties that many clients are experiencing at the point they instruct a family law solicitor.
Bryony trained with the firm and qualified in 2016 having previously worked in family law in Nottingham.
Bryony has three young children to keep her busy and when she has any spare time enjoys spending time in the beautiful North Devon countryside and beaches with her family and basset hound.
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