Teresa Vickers retires after 12 years at AFG LAW
July 1, 2019
Teresa Vickers’ has now retired as both Head of Family and from the business as a Director. Catherine Woolley and Emma Cordock will succeed her as the joint Heads of the Family Department.
Teresa tripled the size of AFG LAW’s family department since she joined the firm just twelve years ago, growing both care and general family work and her departure marks the end of an era. Teresa qualified as a solicitor 37 years ago, became a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel in 1999 and since that time has specialised in representing children, developing an enviable reputation as a forerunner in this field of law, well respected by colleagues and other professionals alike.
“Having worked closely with Teresa for 17 years, she is going to leave a huge gap in our department.” says director Catherine Woolley “However, due to her inclusive management style and not least having mentored both myself and Emma Cordock throughout our careers, we both feel excited and ready to build upon Teresa’s legacy at AFG LAW, upholding our reputation as a firm of quality and integrity.”
Teresa has been overwhelmed by the well wishes from within the legal profession and said although she will miss working in the law, she is ready to embrace this next chapter. “My role as a Director at AFG LAW has been a privilege and far more than a job. Being surrounded by dedicated and talented colleagues has made my work a pleasure. All staff at AFG LAW are committed to the pursuit of excellence in what they do and embrace the firm’s values of fairness, respect, integrity and teamwork. Cath and Emma embody all of these qualities and will be as passionate about the role as I have been in leading what I truly believe to be one of the best assembled family law teams in the North West.”
“On behalf of the whole firm, we thank Teresa for all that she has given to us and our clients over the years. She has been crucial to the growth and overall success of the firm since she joined us in 2007. We wish her every happiness in her retirement.” add managing directors Greg French and Anita Boardman.