‘Outstanding’ associate at Thrings elected to national committee for young lawyers in the sector

February 6, 2024

An associate with legal firm Thrings is helping to shape the future of junior practitioners in the family law sector following her election as co-chair of the national committee of Young Resolution (YRes).

Zhenja Cann, pictured, who works in Thrings’ Bristol office, has taken up the role at the organisation, part of the Resolution organisation, whose members work towards delivering non-confrontational approaches to achieving better outcomes for separating families and their children.

Young Resolution, which was founded in 1982 as the network for family law professionals at the start of their careers. It gives its members access to expertise with peers and colleagues that benefits not only their firms but their clients across the country.

During her two-year tenure, Zhenja will be responsible for guiding the national committee in its efforts to support young practitioners, making training and other resources more accessible and acting as a voice for YRes members to the wider Resolution organisation.

Zhenja, who joined Thrings six-and-a-half years ago as a trainee solicitor, said: “Family law can be a complicated and emotionally intense area to practice, especially for those at the start of their legal careers and it is fantastic to have a team outside your own firm who understand the challenges being faced.

“I am honoured to have been appointed to jointly lead the YRes national committee and look forward to working with the committee in making family law as inclusive and empowering a place to work as possible.

“Resolution has a strong record for positive change in the law and it is exciting to be playing a bigger role in that process.”

Thrings head of family Matthew Kellow added: “Zhenja is an outstanding family lawyer and I am delighted that her colleagues at Young Resolution have recognised this in electing her as their newest co-chair.

“This appointment is a testament to the dedication she shows to her clients and to the practice of family law on a daily basis. I am sure the committee will achieve some great things under her tenure.”

Thrings also has offices in Bath, London, Lydney, Romsey, Ross-on-Wye and Swindon.

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