London and Surrey-based award-winning full service law firm Mackrell Turner Garrett have announced the appointment of Vanessa McMurtrie as a partner.

The firm say the promotion recognises the important contribution she has made during the seven years she has been with Mackrell Turner Garrett.

Vanessa is a highly experienced family lawyer, a graduate of University College London, having qualified as a solicitor 21 years ago. She is based at the firm’s Woking office from where the firm serves all the legal needs of individuals, companies and partnerships.

Over the last two decades Vanessa has built up a strong reputation right across Surrey, having been based at a variety of legal offices across the county. She is a well respected specialist matrimonial and family solicitor dealing with all aspects of family work including financial disputes, separations, matters related to children, pre-nuptial agreements, co-habitee disputes as well divorce proceedings.

As a qualified Collaborative Family lawyer (Dispute Resolution) she can guide her clients through the Collaborative Family Law Process if they prefer to follow this route. She serves as a committee member for the Surrey branch of Resolution.

Philip Parrott, Surrey Senior Partner, said: “Congratulations to Vanessa on being appointed a partner. This is well deserved. We are delighted and look forward to her helping guide the firm to further success.”

Vanessa added: “I am delighted to join the partnership. Mackrell Turner Garrett is a great place to work. They have a strong team of lawyers, who can cover a very broad range of legal services, and always takes a client centric approach.”