Yorkshire-based family law firm shortlisted for a national award for employee wellbeing

January 30, 2020

The Yorkshire-based family law firm, Stowe Family Law, the country’s largest specialist family law firm, has been shortlisted for a wellbeing award at the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2020.

Founded in 2013, the LexisNexis Legal Awards, recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation across the legal sector. 

Morna Bunce, Head of HR at Stowe Family Law said:  

“I am honoured that we have been shortlisted for the wellbeing award at the 2020 LexisNexis Awards. In 2018, we launched Stowe together: an internal initiative that challenges the stigma of mental health and places it equal to physical health in the workplace.  

Through this programme, we have trained a 30-strong team of trained Mental Health First Aiders across the country, placing employee wellbeing at the heart of everything we do.” 

Julian Hawkhead, Senior Partner at Stowe Family Law said: 

“I am delighted that the hard work we have undertaken at Stowe to create a safe and supportive place for people to be open about their mental health has been recognised.  

Working in family law often involves helping people going through a very emotional and stressful time. It is vital that we support all our staff to take care of their mental health to have the resilience and strength to support our clients when they need us most.”

Founded in Leeds in 1982, Stowe Family Law now has seven offices in Yorkshire including Huddersfield, Leeds, Harrogate, York, Ilkley, Wetherby and Beverley.  Recognised for their expertise in all areas of family law the firm specialises in resolving financial matters and protecting the welfare of children following a divorce or relationship breakdown.

The awards will be presented at an awards dinner on 11 March 2020.

Photographed from left to right:  Jo Childs, Stephanie Kerr, Morna Bunce and Oliver Beckett from Stowe Family Law

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