History of the Firm.

Blair Allison / History of the Firm

Blair Allison was founded in 1978 by Blair Drummond Allison. He was previously a family law partner in Eversheds Private Client Team. Blair decided to set up a niche practice dedicated to family work.

The firm has been based in the heart of the Birmingham legal and business community in Fountain Court. The firm has always been proud to be settled in the most iconic of Birmingham’s legal buildings.

Mari Meisel, joined the firm six months after it was founded and, when Blair retired she became Senior Partner, a role she retained until 2013.

The firm grew quickly and soon had a large team, all specialising in family law, providing advice to clients from across the Midlands. The firm’s reputation in dealing with finances on separation and children cases grew and has been recognised by virtue of the fact that for nearly 20 years the firm has been referred to as one of the leading family law firms in the region

One of the key successes has been the ability of the firm to attract and develop talented lawyers. Most of our most talented lawyers have been trained within the firm. Judith Green who was a partner for 10 years came from that route as did Harriet Moat who also quickly moved through the ranks to become partner. The majority of the current team is made up of lawyers who have trained with the firm and learnt the ethos of the firm and share our ambition to provide each client with a first class service, with advice of the very highest quality.

In 2013 Mari became a Consultant and handed over the reins to Grant Bird who also trained with the firm, starting his career in 1991.

The firm was named Birmingham Law firm of the year at the Birmingham Law Society awards in 2013.

Stability is a key factor for the firm and that is why we take care of our staff like we take care of our clients. We have an experienced team of lawyers who between them have over 100 years of experience in family law and a team of support staff nearly all of whom have been with the firm for more than 10 years.

We are proud of our history but focused on success for the future.

Specialist family law firm Blair Allison is “well-respected”, and has particular expertise in children matters. The “immensely experienced” Mari Meisel is recognised for her experience in high level cases.

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