Michelle Freedman (2002) 

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member

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!).

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

 

Feedback

I believe that she (the client) has now obtained the best barrister she could possibly have and you {Michelle Freedman] are, although it sounds a little old fashioned, an answer to prayer and I also both know and sense that you are a really nice lady.

Public Access Intermediary

I've been meaning to drop you [Michelle Freedman] a note (about the client)...finding you and gaining your committed support absolutely turned it around for her. The difference in approach between you and her previous barrister was plain to see, your compassion and professional expertise forced a U-turn on the juggernaut of adoption that was steaming towards her...thanks again for all your help, it was certainly an education for me in what's possible within the confines of the family court system.

Public Access Intermediary

Michelle Freedman (2002)

phone01823 247 247

freedman@clerksroom.com

Qualified in 2002