We are delighted to announce that Family Law in Partnership director Helen Greenfield and associate Kara Swift have been named winners in the Lawyer Monthly Magazine Women in Law Awards 2019.

The awards were made in recognition of the outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Family Law of both Helen and Kara.

Helen Greenfield has been specialising in family law for over 10 years and advises on all matters relating to family breakdown, divorce and cohabitation.

She has a particular interest in helping those who have been affected by domestic abuse. This can include anything from isolating a person from their friends and family, monitoring their time, taking control over aspects of their everyday life such as where they can go, who they can see, what to wear, their finances or when they can sleep to threats to hurt to kill or even physical assault. Helen recognises that the legal implications of this are accompanied by a plethora of emotional and other issues and aims to ensure that clients are able to work through them with the right advice and support. Contact Helen at E: hg@flip.co.uk or T: 020 7420 5000.

Kara Swift is an associate at Family Law in Partnership. She advises on all aspects of private family law for a wide range of clients.

“I want to help each of my clients select and then navigate the process that is best for them by providing pragmatic advice on the options available and instilling a sense of confidence in their future. I understand the need to be adaptable and can provide effective advice on solicitor led negotiation, mediation and litigation at court.”

Kara’s reported cases include Dobson v Griffey [2018] EWHC 1117 (Ch) in which she represented the defendant in his successful defence against a claim by his former partner for a share of the proceeds of sale of the property in which they had previously lived together. A detailed analysis of this case appeared in the legal publication, LexisNexis. Kara was shortlisted for the award Family Law Young Solicitor of the Year in the prestigious LexisNexis Family Law Awards 2018. Contact Kara at E: ks@flip.co.uk or T: 020 7420 5000.