Francesca Skakel

Solicitor - Families and Divorce

Francesca Skakel, trainee family law specialist in Bishops Stortford

How can I help you?                       

I am a solicitor within the Family department at Tees’ Cambridge office. The family team supports individuals and their families through often challenging circumstances such as divorce, relationship breakdown and child arrangements.

As a member of Resolution, I will always adopt a constructive and amicable approach where possible, and put the needs of the my clients at the heart of all I do. 

My recent cases include urgent Children Act matters to secure the immediate return of children to their primary carer, as well as complex cases including a resumption of child contact rights following life-changing events involving the parent.

Delivering what you really need

Striving to provide excellent client care, I always explain complex issues in a straightforward and supportive way. In sensitive and difficult situations, I believe the best strategy is a constructive approach, providing clients with clear guidance through an often-complicated legal process. At Tees, I am part of an expert team, who are devoted to empathy and integrity in client relations, and we will work closely together to ensure our clients receive the highest quality of legal advice. 

I feel privileged to be a solicitor with Tees, who have for generations been renowned and trusted for their expert legal advice and their devoted support, care and guidance to clients. I am determined to uphold this reputation and heritage

What else should you know?

Reading Law at the University of Cambridge, I graduated with a 2:1 (Hons) degree, and attained a distinction on the LPC at BPP University. I subsequently completed my Training Contract at Tees. 

During my time as a Trainee, I also trained in the Commercial Property, Private Client and Family departments in the Bishop's Stortford office. My time in these seats has offered me valuable insight and experience, the benefit of which I am able to share with my clients. 

I am part of a large and diverse multinational family, and attended an international school, so I enjoy every opportunity to engage with other cultures through travelling and social activities.

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Donna Pryke


I would like to express my thanks to TeesLaw but especially Francesca. I didn't give Francesca much time to deal with what I needed, however, the speed in which I received a full response was amazing. Francesca's help and support through what was a difficult period was always professional but more importantly, very caring and supportive. Thank you Francesca. I would highly recommend TeesLaw Cambridge.
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