Experienced family lawyer Angela Thorp has joined Nicholas Smith Solicitors LLP.
She has been recruited to build-up the family matters business for the Halifax firm based at Portland Place.
For the last 14 years she has worked in the Halifax area having previously been with Chadwick Lawrence and Switalskis and has experience of all aspects of family law.
With changes to the legal aid system from April 2013 family law work is now private unless domestic violence is a factor.
Ms Thorp said she was looking forward to working in what was a small family-run practice offering competitive terms to people experiencing problems in their lives.
She was born in Halifax and is married to Nicholas Worsnop, a partner at Chadwick Lawrence LLP.
The couple have five-year-old twins - a boy and a girl.