Francesca Greenfield

Francesca Greenfield is a partner and specialist in child care and family law.  She is a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings) and was one of the founding partners at King Street Solicitors LLP.

Fran graduated from Oxford University in 2003 and completed the Bar Vocational Course at Nottingham Law School.  She was called to the Bar in 2005 before completing the Qualified Lawyers’ Transfer Test and being admitted as a solicitor in 2007.

Fran is a member of the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme.  Her scheme membership means that she has shown, to the satisfaction of the Law Society, that she has and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of children law.  She is also one of only around 5% of solicitors to hold her higher rights of audience meaning that she can provide continuity of representation to clients at every stage of Court proceedings including in the appeal courts.

Fran has focused throughout her career on developing her expertise in child care law.  She represents children, parents and members of the extended family within care proceedings and is a persuasive and articulate advocate.  Fran regularly represents parents with learning difficulties and has been instructed by the Official Solicitor to represent parents who lack capacity to conduct proceedings.  She is known for her practical, clear and empathetic advice to parents.

Fran is happy to accept agency instructions to undertake advocacy.

Fran has been shortlisted for the Family Law Award in the 2017 Yorkshire Legal Awards.

Notable cases:

Re J [2016] EWHC 2430 Fam (acted for Father in this widely reported case in which the Court transferred residence to the Father as he offered the best opportunity for the child to develop his own identity)

Re J (Reporting Restrictions) [2016] EWHC 2595 (The Mail on Sunday’s application to report details of the above case, comprehensive reporting restriction order made).

Re GB (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 164 (acted for Mother in application for permission to appeal a refusal by the Judge in care proceedings in order that she might seek alternative legal representation.  Application granted but appeal dismissed).

Client feedback:

I’d just like to say thank you very much for all your hard work … I have been very impressed by your efficiency and commitment to obtaining the best outcome for the children.”

“What a star! Thank you”

“thanks VERY much for your input .. You are on fire at the moment aren’t you!! Big GOLD STAR”

“Just wanted to say I was so impressed with the speed and diligence with which you took action on several fronts following our discussion earlier this week.”

“I would like to say a big thank you from the bottom of my heart me and my girls appreciate all the hard work you have done. We will never forget what you did.”

“thanks for all your industrious and insightful support as ever


Contact Francesca on 01924 332395 or by email

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