Hatchers’ family law department announces two new appointments

Hatchers Solicitors are delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Jane Smith and Morgan Fitzpatrick, who both join the firm’s family law team.

New Team membersSarah Jane joins the firm as head of the family department. She is one of the region’s most experienced solicitors, having qualified 25 years ago and having specialised in family law ever since.

Sarah Jane covers all aspects of both marital and relationship breakdown and the associated financial and property issues that can arise therefrom, including divorce, associated disputes concerning finances and property issues, separation agreements, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, pre-cohabitation agreements and post-cohabitation property disputes. She also specialises in disputes relating to children and associated proceedings, having been a member of the Law Society’s Specialist Children Panel for the last 20 years.

Morgan Fitzpatrick also joins the firm as a Solicitor in the family law team. She has many years’ experience providing advice on all aspects of family law. She is a member of Resolution and a trained family mediator.


Morgan grew up in Shropshire and has lived there for most of her life, although she has recently returned from living in Nigeria for three years. She studied Law and Sociology at Cardiff University before completing the LPC at Staffordshire University.

Nigel Harrison, Partner at Hatchers, commented “Our family team has always been renowned for its expertise and supportive approach during what can be a very difficult time for our clients. We are delighted to welcome Sarah Jane and Morgan, both of whom are exceptionally experienced in their field and dedicated to providing clear, professional advice which is sensitive to their clients’ individual needs.”

For more information about the services we offer, or to discuss any family law matters please contact our team.