UK Legal Awards 2024

Established in 2019, Sheryl Perry Solicitors is a boutique law firm dedicated to helping clients across all aspects of family law. As a family business, the team priorities its clients’ wellbeing and delivers tailored services to meet their emotional and financial needs. For its flexible and client-centred solutions, we have bestowed on Sheryl Perry Solicitors this year’s award for Best Family Law Firm – Essex. Best Family Law Firm 2024 - Essex Family law solicitors at Sheryl Perry Solicitors work across all a wide range of family disputes including divorce and dissolution, pre/post nuptial agreements, co-habiting agreements, prohibited steps orders, financial statements, child arrangement orders, and much more. The firm understands that seeking legal representation can be a source of stress and worry for clients, but at Sheryl Perry Solicitors, every case can be tailored to suit clients’ individual needs. A member of the expert legal team can meet a client in their home, out of hours, over zoom, or telephone to work around their care and family responsibilities and deliver a consistently exceptional service. However service is delivered, the team is dedicated to fostering trusting client relationships and providing clear, comprehensive solutions. Although the firm cannot offer legal aid. Sheryl Perry Solicitors boasts a suite of services to help clients manage their legal expenses and only pay for direct services as needed. Sheryl Perry, Principal Solicitor, says, “We may be a small team, but we are experts in our field fully supported by first-class administration and organisational strength. Our case management system ensures we are on top of all deadline dates and that client files are reviewed regularly. We are fully committed to personal and professional development within the business, staying updated with new or revised legislation and improved working practices. Our core values are a priority to us, with professionalism and integrity being as important to us as client satisfaction. We believe that by our staff being friendly, open and honest with clients it reassures the client that they can contact us with any query they have, and we hope alleviates some of the stress for them.” Throughout the pandemic, one of the sector’s biggest challenges has been adjusting to virtual court hearings. Although the transition to online hearings was necessary, there has been an increase in parties not receiving as satisfactory a result as they might have in a court setting. Current cases are now delivered in both a mixture of in person and online hearings. In 2020, the Divorce and Dissolution Act was passed, amending existing laws regarding divorce to allow for a no-fault divorce. The sector predicted that this new act would slow down legal proceedings but many clients have chosen this easier route. However, there is concern from clients regarding the 20-week wait period. Over the past few years, there have been substantial delays to all court hearings which has caused further stress for clients. Additionally, there have been cuts to Legal Aid, which has resulted in more Litigant in Persons (clients representing themselves) and made the process more difficult when emotions are high. Sheryl Perry Solicitors believes in a duty of care for all its clients and strives to accommodate all individuals’ needs with a personalised service. The team is committed to helping clients handle their expenses to ensure they can access excellent legal services and achieve the best settlement possible. Sheryl Perry says, “Within the firm, every member of staff is valued, respected, and listened to. We encourage open communication and for everyone to have a voice. We are a very close-knit legal services ‘family,’ who thrive being part of our team where our core values of integrity, honesty, and respect are at the heart of all we do. Family is important to all our team members. Many have children and understand the demands and complexities that family life can bring. Our team want to see the fairest and most successful resolutions for our clients and especially for any children who are involved.” Moving forward, the future looks bright for Sheryl Perry Solicitors. The firm’s trainee Paralegal is due to qualify later this year and plans to undertake a QLD. The team is also excited to welcome a new arrival to the company as its secretary is due to deliver her baby in July 2024. Sheryl Perry Solicitors has become renowned in its community as a client-centred law firm with values of client satisfaction, professionalism, and honesty at its core. With its personalised approach, the team aims to accommodate all needs and work around clients’ busy family schedules to alleviate stress wherever possible. Recognised in this year’s UK Legal Awards, Sheryl Perry Solicitors is dedicated to supporting clients with compassionate and professional services to ALLELIVATE emotional distress during difficult times. Contact: Sheryl Perry Company: Sheryl Perry Solicitors Web Address: