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Solicitor appointed to international academy

An Irwin Mitchell Family Law partner has been invited to join the prestigious International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL).

Birmingham-based Clare Wiseman specialises in international family law cases with some high-profile cases under her belt. Most recently she represented racing driver Kenny Brack in the Court of Appeal concerning multi-jurisdictional pre-nups. Clare also specialises in all aspects of family law and separation, including finance matters and cases concerning children.

Her appointment to the IAFL, following a rigorous admissions process, marks an important step as she is the only West Midlands-based lawyer to be invited to the Academy.

The IAFL is a worldwide association of practising lawyers who are the most experienced and skilled solicitors at handling international family law and divorce matters in their respective countries. The IAFL is an invitation-only membership, now with 910 fellows across 66 different countries.

The appointment comes after Irwin Mitchell’s national Family Law team was named as a top-tier law firm in the eprivateclient 2021 Top Family Law Firms rankings.

Clare said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have been invited to join the IAFL, which is a real wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to international family law. I’m really looking forward to connecting with other members of the IAFL and working with the wider global network to see how Irwin Mitchell can help both other practitioners and international clients.”

Ros Bever, director of Family legal services at Irwin Mitchell said: “Clare is an outstanding lawyer with incredible technical ability that matches her excellent client care skills, so her invitation to join the IAFL is well and truly deserved. The fact that she’s the only lawyer in the West Midlands to receive the honour is another brilliant achievement in itself.

“I know Clare will take this new position very seriously and her years of experience will be invaluable to the IAFL’s global network.”