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Senior Family Law Legal Executive, Sheffield
Danielle is a senior Family Law and Child Law specialist at Co-op Legal Services, based in our Sheffield office. Danielle specialises in complex children matters, divorce, financial matters and non-molestation orders.
Danielle is a member of Resolution and has over 18 years’ legal experience. She is able to represent clients within the UK and also internationally.
Danielle has considerable experience in dealing with children related disputes and has particular expertise in complex Children Act Proceedings. Danielle recognises the impact of such matters, which she is able to deal with sensitively and expeditiously.
Danielle has successfully represented clients who want to apply for a Child Arrangements Order as well as parents who wish to prevent their child from leaving the UK. She is able to guide the parents through the process and is able to represent them at court.
Danielle also has experience in dealing with international matters, having represented clients under the Hague Convention and also having represented clients where a child’s guardian has been allocated by the court. Over the years, Danielle has gained a reputation for successfully representing grandparents in being able to spend time with their grandchildren.
Danielle is also able to advise clients in relation to matters arising from separation and is able to assist with financial settlements within divorce. Danielle can advise couples on how to protect their assets during separation, whether these are modest or significant. She can also advice on whether a couple should put a Cohabitation Agreement or a Separation Agreement in place, to protect their finances if they separate in the future.
As a trained ambassador for Women’s Aid ‘Ask me’, Danielle is also able to advise on matters such as Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders. Given that these type of matters are often urgent, Danielle is able to ensure that protection is obtained promptly by way of an order of the Court.
Danielle provides a high level of client service with clients often instructing her in relation to different types of issues. Danielle’s main objective is client care and providing her clients with clear advice. Guiding clients through the process step by step, Danielle is renowned for her empathetic yet cogent approach. She builds excellent relationships with clients and other professionals in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
Case studies and experience
Successfully represented clients in a change of residence of the children, to live with their father, due to Cafcass suggesting parental alienation. The client was extremely happy that after a two year court battle, his children were able to live with him.
Successfully represented clients in complex Children Act proceedings with elements of physical abuse which were successfully pleaded.
Successfully represented a client in financial remedy proceedings, where the client had concerns that her husband was concealing assets. After successful negotiations, the client was awarded a significant lump sum and a considerable pension share.
Successfully represented a client in obtaining a non-molestation order within an hour. Due to the vulnerability of the client, Danielle was able to refer to various agencies and went that extra mile to ensure that the client had secure accommodation.
Danielle initially studied Level 3 Cilex in 2007 however, due to having a young child this was put on hold, albeit slightly longer than expected. Sixteen years later and now with an eighteen year old in tow, Danielle has successfully completed her Level 6 Family Law Cilex qualification.
Danielle has 18 years' experience working in legal firms within the East Midlands. She joined Co-op Legal Services Family Law team in 2021.
- Cilex associate
- Member of Resolution
When not working
In her spare time Danielle enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her children and family. Danielle also loves to travel (when time permits her to do so!) and experience different cultures.