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Ackroyd Legal

Bryony Palmer

Solicitor | Head of Litigation

Bryony Palmer

Solicitor | Head of Litigation

Since qualification, Bryony has made great strides to develop her all round knowledge of the Litigation.

Starting by practising a blend of Family law and general Litigation, Bryony often found herself attending a variety of Court’s across the country dealing with challenging cases involving Child Arrangement Orders, Non-Molestation Orders, and heavily contested Divorce proceedings. Simultaneously, Bryony was growing a productive litigation department based in Central London, which involved a broad range of cases involving property disputes, contentious probate, and debt recovery. Based just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice, Bryony soon became a regular presence on the London circuit, having to conduct her own advocacy on several occasions. Having cultivated a productive department dealing with disputes surrounding Family Law, Probate, Property (Commercial and Residential), and general Litigation, Bryony decided to join the Ackroyd Legal family in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Starting a new job can have its own challenges but, joining a new firm during a nationwide lockdown did not deter Bryony from developing a Litigation department. 

After a matter of months, Bryony was promoted to Head of Litigation at Ackroyd Legal with plans on becoming Partner at the start of 2021. With the support of the senior management team at Ackroyd Legal, Bryony has developed a 6-person department spanning across London and Southampton. To expand the services provided by Ackroyd Legal, Bryony has driven the firm’s exposure to Employment and Possession cases which have proved to be vital sources of income for the firm during the Coronavirus pandemic. Whilst the current state of affairs has been catastrophic for many small firms, Bryony has taken this opportunity to consider new areas of litigation that can be used to bolster the number of instructions being received during a very challenging time for small and large businesses alike. This initiative has led to a firm-wide drive towards employment and possession cases, providing the litigation department with a steady stream of cases resulting in the Litigation team managing to surpass their weekly targets regularly.

Despite Bryony’s youth, she possesses a wide breadth of knowledge which she uses towards training her fellow employees.  Having team members within the New Business and Client Services department who can provide an initial service to potential clients means that Bryony’s emphasis on providing excellent client service is instilled from the very start of the instruction process. Bryony has worked with a wide range of clients and cases, most of which have been high value, amounting to thousands of pounds in legal costs. However, it is Bryony’s focus on team member training and her ability to adapt to challenging environments which sets her apart from the rest of her counterparts.

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If you’re entering into a civil dispute, it’s vital that you have a civil litigation expert on your side.

Specialism

Property Litigation, Boundary Disputes, Landlord and Tenant Disputes, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Debt Recovery and Insolvency Proceedings, Employment, Claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (ToLATA), Contentious Probate including claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, Family Law including Non-Molestation and Child Arrangement Orders.

Education

Professional Legal Course, University of Law 2019
– Achieved “outstanding” grades in Business and Advocacy
Legal Practice Course (LPC), University of Law | MSc in Law, Business & Finance 2017
LLB in Law & Sociology (2:1), Cardiff University 2015

Outside the office

Before the Coronavirus pandemic, Bryony was an avid rower having successfully competed in the Women’s Henley Regatta in June 2019. However, since the current change in events, Bryony has taken a liking to going on long bike rides in the countryside to help her relax and refocus for the week ahead.
When she is not outside exercising, Bryony can often be found eating cake and reading a book by Margaret Atwood.

 

What the future holds

Bryony has high hopes for the future and has already set her sights on completing her course in Higher Rights of Audience by the end of the year.

Languages

English
French

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