Michelle Freedman (2002)

Michelle Freedman (2002)

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 2002 Public Access Accredited

Profile

General Information

 

Michelle is an experienced practitioner with over 14 years experience in family law matters. She is routinely instructed in complex private and public family law disputes and has particular expertise in representing vulnerable clients. Michelle is known for her sympathetic approach to clients, each case approached as sensitively as the first whilst robustly protecting clients’ interests in the courtroom.

 

Michelle is a skilful negotiator and, wherever possible, uses her best endeavours to achieve successful resolution in order to protect clients from what could otherwise be costly and protracted proceedings.

Within private law children proceedings Michelle advises and acts in child arrangement order disputes. She is regularly instructed to represent parents involved in complex private law proceedings dealing with issues such as domestic violence, substance misuse, sexual abuse, emotional/psychological harm and risk of abduction.

Michelle has a particular interest in divorce and financial relief proceedings. She is instructed from the preliminary stages (conferences with clients prior to proceedings being issued, First Directions Appointments) through to and including final hearings. Michelle often represents parties in both their private law and financial remedy proceedings, providing them with continuity of counsel.

Michelle has appeared on television and radio in order to contribute to discussions about family law legislation. Appearances include the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 and BBC News SouthEast.

In her spare time Michelle can be found running through Richmond Park with her dogs, baking and attempting to improve her foreign language skills - Hebrew, French, Spanish, and Urdu (the latest addition!).

Other areas of practice:

  • Road Traffic
  • Personal Injury

Michelle has been approved by the Bar Council to undertake public access work.

 

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Fees and Feedback

Fees and Feedback

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SERVICES:

Please see “profile” tab for description of the legal services provided by this barrister.

We aim to complete and return all paperwork within 14 days (2 weeks) of receipt if no specific deadline is provided. We can work to much faster timescales if requested or we can agree a specific target date for each individual circumstance. We will always advise at the outset if counsel is unable to meet any deadline.

Each barrister has a standard hourly rate for their work. The individual hourly rate can be agreed when instructions are acknowledged if preferred. We welcome early discussion as to the suitability of a specific barrister for a specific case. The right barrister will have the relevant expertise to deal with the case but will not be too junior, or too senior depending on the complexities.

We aim to allocate all cases to the correct level of experience & seniority which we believe will prove most to be the most cost effective solution for our clients.

If, due to urgency, we allocate paperwork to a more senior member of Clerksroom, we will charge the appropriate hourly rate for the work, not for the barrister. We welcome early discussion to ensure the correct fee is applied to the case at the outset.

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Complaints information

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