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Divorce & Family Law > Family Law Solicitors Liverpool

Meet Our Family Law Solicitors

L-R: Ruth Allanson, Rebecca Finnigan, Hazel Roberts

At Canter Levin & Berg we have specialist family law solicitors and legal executives ready to help you, find out more about the team here.

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Rebecca Finnigan - Solicitor


Q: Tell us a bit about your legal career?

A: I was admitted as a solicitor in 2006, having predominantly specialised in Family law during my training at a high street firm in Altrincham and gained quite a lot of experience in dealing with financial settlement arising from divorces. After working in a large firm in Lancashire where I gained accreditation onto the Law Society’s Family Law panel, I took a year out on maternity leave before taking my current position in the Liverpool office of Canter Levin & Berg.


Q: What do you specialise in?

A: I undertake all areas of family law, however I specialise in dealing with financial settlements arising from relationship breakdowns, disputes involving children and domestic violence cases. I am also the chief contributor to the firm’s blog Sud’s Law, offering legal advice to fictional soap characters- whether they want it or not!


Q: Tell us something that we didn’t know about you

A: I am also a qualified reflexologist.


Q: What is the highlight of your career at Canter Levin and Berg so far?

A: Without a shadow of a doubt, abseiling down Liverpool Anglican Cathedral with a number of my colleagues.


Q: If you weren’t a Solicitor, what would you be doing?

A: Jet setting between my New York penthouse on Central Park West and my yacht moored off some lovely Greek island (lottery win permitting).


Q: How do you fill your time outside work?

A: Anything from trying out new recipes, digging and planting at our allotment, and entertaining my toddler.

 

Ruth Allanson - Solicitor


Q: Tell us a bit about your legal career?

A: I went to the University of Liverpool to study law and fell in love with Liverpool. I knew I wanted to stay so my focus was to find a training contract in the city centre. I went to The College of Law in Chester and worked part time. By pure coincidence I met one of the equity partners at Canter Levin and Berg whilst working and he agreed that I could come along to get some work experience, which I duly did for a month in the criminal and family departments. From there I worked as a paralegal for a year at another local firm before returning to Canter Levin and Berg in September 2007 to start my training contract. I qualified into the Family department in June 2009 and have never looked back. I became accredited as a children panel member in October 2012.


Q: What do you specialise in?

A: I specialise in children law, representing parents and children.


Q: Tell us something that we didn’t know about you?

A: I have a motorbike licence. That usually surprises people.


Q: What is the highlight of your career at Canter Levin and Berg so far.

A: There are quite a few, amongst the obvious; qualifying as a Solicitor and gaining children panel membership, but I am particularly proud of the social events and charity events that I have helped to arrange which, I hope my colleagues would agree, have been very successful.


Q: If you weren’t a Solicitor, what would you be doing?

A: My second dream job (I’m obviously in my first choice dream job) would be working within the fashion industry or photography. I would like to own my own business.


Q: How do you fill your time outside work?

A: Heading to the Gym, cooking/entertaining, shopping for both home and myself. I have a particular love of shoes.

 

Matthew Rogan - Solicitor


Q: Tell us a bit about your legal career?

I have been exclusively a Family Law solicitor since 2005. After over 9 years at another local firm I joined Canter Levin & Berg in April 2014. I am a member of the Law Society Advanced Family Panel and Law Society Children Accreditation Scheme.


Q: What do you specialise in?

A: I have experience in all areas of Family Law particularly in advising clients with regard to financial settlements following the breakdown of their relationship. I also specialise in children law, representing parents and children.


Q: Tell us something that we didn’t know about you?

A: I’m scared of heights.


Q: What is the highlight of your career at Canter Levin and Berg so far?

A: I am a recent arrival so my highlight so far is the welcome that I have received.


Q: If you weren’t a Solicitor, what would you be doing?

A: A Journalist or Writer.


Q: How do you fill your time outside work?

A: A combination of amusing our toddler and training for my next running event.

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