Emma-Palmer-whitehead-moncktonWhitehead Monckton has welcomed a new addition to its Family Law team.

Senior solicitor Emma Palmer joins the legal practice’s specialist Family team having gained significant experience in financial and children proceedings while working with a law firm in North Kent.

The married mother-of-three has been a Resolution Accredited Specialist for nearly 10 years and has expertise in divorce, the breakdown of unmarried relationships and complex financial situations following divorce, especially cases involving pensions. She has also been a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel for over 10 years.

Emma is based at Whitehead Monckton’s new Canterbury office in Watling Street, which opened in April. The branch also features legal specialists in fields including commercial and property law, private client work and rural business.

The 41-year-old, from Canterbury, said she was delighted to have joined the Whitehead Monckton team.

“I have long admired the company’s approachability, professionalism, ethos and the emphasis they place on providing a friendly, client-focused service,” she said. “The Family Law team very much continues this central theme and always looks for solutions other than litigation, such as mediation, and only views litigation as a last resort.”

Robert Coombe, Partner at Whitehead Monckton and head of the Canterbury office, said: “We are very pleased to have added Emma to our Family Law team as she not only has a wealth of experience in the field but also employs a tailored, case-by-case approach that matches our company focus – to really listen to our clients, understand their issues and deliver the legal services they need.”

Emma completed the Common Professional Examination at the College of Law, Guildford, followed by the Legal Practice Course, where she achieved a distinction. She trained and practised in Surrey before moving to a Kent firm in 2000.

Emma is actively involved with the county’s Law Society, being a past President of the Medway Law Society and the current Honorary Secretary of the Kent Law Society.

When not working, she likes to spend time with her children, a 13-year-old daughter and sons of 11 and six, cook, travel and enjoys zumba dance classes.

Whitehead Monckton, which is one of the largest law firms in Kent, has other offices in Maidstone and Tenterden. It offers legal services to both individual and business clients and also has a Wealth Management team providing an in-house financial planning service.

For advice on family law matters please contact Emma Palmer by calling 01227 643267 or emailing For further legal services contact Whitehead Monckton’s Canterbury office on 01227 643250.


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