Family Law in Partnership is an award-winning team of specialist family lawyers, mediators, arbitrators and family consultants

Helen Greenfield


Helen is an associate at Family Law in Partnership. She advises on all matters relating to family breakdown, divorce and cohabitation, focusing particularly on children issues, where appropriate.

Helen’s aim is to ensure the situation people face, as a result of their relationship breakdown, is made as easy as it can be. She works with clients to deal with their problems in a constructive manner so the client, any children and everyone else involved can move forward positively. Helen is recognised for her calm and compassionate approach. The Legal 500 UK 2016 recommends Helen for family mediation work, noting that she “gets things done“.

“To help clients achieve the best outcome possible, I provide them with clear options and advice on how to work through their difficulties and make the right decision for themselves and all those involved”.

What Helen’s clients say:

“Helen was excellent – professional, level headed and empathetic”.

“Especially thanks to Helen … she displayed assurance, empathy, calmness and support for me”.

“…the sincerity and compassion in your responses has been exemplary”.

Representative matters:

  • Helen acted for a mother with a young child and assisted her to work through the issues she had with the father to ensure they could continue their co-parenting relationship after a difficult separation. She also worked with a father to resolve his financial issues whilst ensuring his relationship with his son remained intact.
  • Helen was part of the legal team in Golubovich v Golubovich [2010] EWCA Civ 810, an important case regarding the recognition of foreign divorce decrees by the English Courts. She also advised on the case of Divall v Divall [2014] EWHC 95 FAM concerning which European court should decide a couple’s divorce.

Take a look at Helen’s recent articles:

Helen has written a series of four articles on when and how children’s views should be taken into account in decisions about family breakdown. Read the articles “The Muffled Voice of the Child” here: Article 1, Article 2, Article 3 and Article 4.

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Helen is a qualified collaborative lawyer and a trained mediator. She is a member of Resolution and sits on Resolution’s children committee.

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