Change of career for eaterie boss

Pleased: Sarah Davis

Pleased: Sarah Davis

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Restaurateur-turned-lawyer Sarah Davis has been appointed to the family law team at Vincents Solicitors after qualifying as a solicitor.

She will be working as part of Vincents’ eight-strong family law team, at both the Preston and Lytham offices.

Sarah will deal with issues including advising separating couples on divorce and child support issues, pre-nuptual agreements, trusts and wills, and supporting senior colleagues with cases involving children and care proceedings.

She also volunteers at the Hope Centre, a domestic violence clinic in Preston, providing advice and undertaking legal work to gain injunctions for women and children at risk.

Accredited by the Legal Aid Agency to attend police stations across Lancashire, Sarah will also act as on-call duty solicitor and provide legal advice to clients following arrest.

Sarah said: “I am extremely pleased to have qualified and very grateful to have secured a position with Vincents.

“It’s been a long eight years getting to this point and I will be continuing to learn, working alongside some extremely experienced colleagues.”

Sarah owned and ran a successful restaurant – Sassy’s in Cleveleys – for 10 years.

After enjoying an A-Level law course at night school, Sarah decided to sell the business with the dream of pursuing a full time legal degree.

After completing her course at the University of Central Lancashire in 2009, she was offered a training contact with Vincents.

Partner Mark Mosley, head of the family law department, said: “While new to law, Sarah is not new to business and she has impressed us over the last three years.”