/Francesca Greenfield

About Francesca Greenfield

Francesca Greenfield is a partner and specialist in child care and family law. She is a member of the Law Society's Children Panel and regularly represents children, parents and other carers in all types of child law proceedings. Contact Francesca:

July 2017

We’re having a Summer Sale!

By | 2017-07-05T12:25:01+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Categories: Child Care Law, Family Law, News, Wills & Probate Law|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We're having a Summer Sale!  Instruct us in July, August or September 2017 to receive 25% off the costs of wills, lasting powers of attorney or fixed fee divorces. Contact our Wakefield office on 01924 [...]

June 2017

Meet our team – Francesca Greenfield

By | 2017-06-26T16:59:05+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Child Care Law, Family Law, News|Tags: , , , , , |

We asked Francesca to tell us a bit more about herself: What made you decide to become a solicitor? When my school careers officer asked where I wanted to do work experience, aged 16, I [...]

March 2017

5 top tips for separated parents

By | 2017-03-28T09:01:04+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Child Care Law, Family Law, News|

In November 2017, I will be celebrating 10 years post-qualification experience and 10 years specialising in children and family law.  As a member of the Law Society Children Law Accreditation Scheme, I’ve represented numerous children [...]

February 2017

Special Guardianship Orders – what support should I get?

By | 2017-01-30T18:38:58+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: Child Care Law, Family Law, News|

This week, I have been talking about special guardianship assessments. In my experience, one important aspect of the assessment which often does not get as much attention as it should is considering the support which [...]

Special Guardianship Order Assessments – what are they looking for?

By | 2017-02-01T16:12:10+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: Child Care Law, Family Law, News|

In my last blog, I wrote about the legal effect of special guardianship orders. Today, I’m going to talk about what the Local Authority consider in carrying out a special guardianship order assessment. Before the [...]

Special Guardianship Orders – what are they?

By | 2017-02-01T16:12:11+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Categories: Child Care Law, Family Law, News|

When children are placed in the care of members of their extended family, the Local Authority will often recommend that they are made subject to a special guardianship order (SGO). But what is it? SGOs [...]

Challenging a negative viability assessment

By | 2017-02-01T16:12:12+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Categories: Child Care Law, Family Law|

When members of an extended family put themselves forward to care for children, the Local Authority will almost always agree to carry out a ‘viability’ assessment of them. This is usually a fairly quick piece [...]