To get to know Family and Divorce Solicitor, Anna Ferro, our resident reporter asked her a few questions. Anna has over 20 years’ experience in Family and Divorce law, and has a reputation for providing the advice and representation of the very highest quality.
Why did you become a lawyer and what type of lawyer are you?
An opportunity and a new challenge brought me into the legal profession. I studied Music for a number of years in and around London. During a year out between my Master of Music degree and doctorate studies to which I was planning to return, I gained work experience as a solicitors’ clerk at Blaser Mills and decided to change tack and train to be a lawyer. Two years of law studies later, I returned to Blaser Mills to do my training. An opportunity to qualify into the Family Department arose. As a senior family lawyer today, my background and continuing activity in the arts fuel my approach and enthusiasm for my work.
I really appreciate the varied selection of circumstances and personalities, which make each day and every case interesting. One case stands out in my memory for its speed and international dimensions: I secured an urgent international freezing order in a divorce case involving offshore assets, followed by a mirror order in the Royal Court of Jersey. It was pretty exciting!
Why should you be my lawyer? Why should I contact you and not someone else?
For me, it’s a privilege to help clients find a way forward from what are often very difficult emotional and practical circumstances. Each and every client requires an individual approach. From the outset of the case, I aim to be in tune, and keep in tune as the case progresses with how my clients are feeling and coping. Reaching a suitable conclusion for my clients and making a positive impact on their lives moving forward is key.
I have worked exclusively in the area of private Family Law for over 20 years, specializing in all aspects of divorce and separation issues. I have developed a wide knowledge in my field and I enjoy tackling all the challenges which arise in dealing with each case.
Tell us something about Blaser Mills…
Blaser Mills is one of the region’s leading firms. When I first joined the firm, the business tagline was “making the law work for you”. I believe that this still resonates within the firm’s current motto “with you in business, with you in life”.
What job would you do if you hadn’t become a lawyer?
Something in the Arts for sure!
What do you do in your spare time?
Most of my spare time revolves around the international classical music projects in which I am involved and by which I have been fortunate to work with top orchestras, ensembles and some of the most extraordinarily talented musicians across the globe on new music commissions and performances.
If you have any family law related issues and would like to discuss these, please contact Lucinda Holliday on 01494 478603.