Rebecca Franklin Family

Call: 2001

Introduction

Since undertaking pupillage at St Philips, Rebecca has primarily practised in Family Law, exclusively so since 2003.

Rebecca practises in all court arenas, advising and providing representation in private law children matters, public law, matrimonial finance, domestic violence and divorce/ nullity. She appears, too, in the Court of Protection.

Rebecca has a down to earth manner and assists clients achieve the very best outcome with a sympathetic, yet robust, approach. She prioritises thorough preparation and client care, particularly assisting lay clients to achieve an understanding of the legal intricacies of their case.

She has a wealth of experience in representing the most vulnerable clients, including those with learning disabilities and mental health difficulties, having been instructed by the Official Solicitor on occasions.

Memberships:

Family Law Bar Association (National and West Mids)

Association of Lawyers for Children

British Association of Adoption and Fostering


Family Finance Team

Practising across the full spectrum of matrimonial finance law, Rebecca also has significant experience in Schedule 1 Children Act applications.

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Private Law Children and Domestic Abuse

Rebecca has conducted lengthy and complex fact-finding hearings, legal arguments regarding implacable hostility and cases involving significant domestic violence. She has expertise in child abduction matters concerning both Hague Convention and non-Convention countries.

 

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Public Law Care and Adoption

Rebecca is instructed by a number of Local Authorities in public law cases and also represents parents, children (by way of their Guardian or personally when age-appropriate) and other connected persons. She is experienced in complex, lengthy proceedings in the High Court of the most serious in nature, including sexual abuse and fatalities.

Reported Cases:

B (Children) [2010] EWCA Civ 324

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