First Impressions: New BBC drama "The Split"


May 10, 2018 | By Clare Peckett |

May 10, 2018 | By Clare Peckett |

The world portrayed by the new BBC drama The Split and the legal world of Wakefield, seem to those of us working in Wakefield a million miles apart. In many ways they are, but one of the city’s own daughters Annabel Scholey is playing one of the principal characters, Nina Defoe.

The series portrays a mother and her two daughters, family law solicitors to their affluent London clients.

In episode one, they allowed a wife to be humiliated by her husband, left confidential papers on view for another solicitor to read and allowed a son to be left alone in their offices whilst his parents used him as a bargaining tool in the next door room.

We may lack the glitz of the world portrayed by this primetime drama, but you can rest assured the down-to-earth approach taken by the solicitors in our family law department will make your experience far less dramatic.

Annabel Scholey describes her character as a “wild child”, whether Wakefield has one of those amongst its family solicitors, I will leave you to ponder!

Clare Peckett is a Director and Head of Family Law in Wakefield. With more than 25 years’ experience advising Family Law clients, Clare offers advice on divorce and separation, and has particular expertise in dealing with complex financial matters. To find out more about Clare Peckett and the Family Law team, click here.

Clare Peckett

Clare qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and has always specialised in Family Law. She joined Switalskis in October 2007 and as a director she now oversees the Family Law department across all of our offices. Clare's profile

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