THE family department of law firm Thursfields has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

The department of Thursfields which has seven offices and 137 staff across the wider West Midlands, including Worcester, Kidderminster and Stourport, has been shortlisted for the Family Law Regional Firm of the Year in the Midlands.

And Hollie Styles, associate member of ACILEx, has been shortlisted for family law chartered legal executive or paralegal of the year.

Hollie Styles joined Thursfields Family Department in 2007 as a legal secretary and has steadily worked her way up.

She now specialises in the law relating to children and has had some very complex cases to deal with since joining Thursfields.

Shane Miller, head of Thursfields family department, said: “We are incredibly proud of Hollie and this is a really exciting time for the family law department.

“In 2016 alone the team saw growth of 17 per cent and the department has continued to recruit over the last 18 months.”

The awards are organised by the Family Law Awards and the ceremony will be held on Wednesday, November 29 at The Ball Room, South Bank, London.