A lawyer from Thursfields Solicitors has become the first female president at a Rotary Club in the Black Country.

Pamela Arrowsmith, a solicitor in the Family department at the Halesowen office, took up her 12-month office as president of Halesowen and Rowley Regis Rotary Club on 1 July, succeeding current president John Cartwright.

On her first day she officiated at the Black Country Road Race organised by the Rotary in Halesowen, and will go on to officiate all other Rotary events during the year.

Pam, who was admitted as a solicitor in 1978 and joined Thursfields in 2013, said: “I am honoured to have been given this role within the local community.

The Rotary club does some fantastic work here in Halesowen, not only raising the awareness of the vulnerable but also coordinating fund-raising and other charitable efforts that bring direct relief to those in need.

I am proud to be helping the Rotary Club, and am grateful for how Thursfields supports my involvement.”

Shane Miller, director and head of the Family Department said: “As a company we are determined to make a difference in the local community, both through our legal expertise and by supporting projects outside of work.”

Pam has always been an enthusiastic follower of the Rotary Club and we are delighted to back her during her year as President.”

John Cartwright, the previous president, said: “Pam is a very committed and enthusiastic Rotarian and we are all looking forward to her presidential year”

Pam specialises in all aspects of divorce and family disputes at Thursfields, including division of finances, pre-nuptial agreements, living together agreements and child-related disputes. She is an accredited specialist with Resolution First for Family Law.

As well as her Thursfields’ job and charity efforts, in her spare time Pam enjoys walking her dog, reading crime novels and fire-walking.

Thursfields family team are available at any of our offices and surrounding areas – Birmingham, Worcester, Kidderminster, Solihull, Halesowen, Sedgley and Stourport.

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