Speaker at Moving Upstream

Francesca Wiley practises in both private and public law Children Act and inherent jurisdiction Wardship cases where there are profoundly serious allegations against parents, carers and Local Authorities. She is ordinarily instructed at High Court and Appellate level but undertakes cases in every tier of court if needed. She accepts instructions via direct access in both private and public law cases and specialises in cases where there have been allegations of serious harm. Francesca also undertakes very many cases where an opposing party may have profound and as yet undiagnosed personality difficulties. Her recent case load has involved very serious cases of parental alienation. In 2016, she wrote Serious parental alienation: The approach of the courts and practitioners (Family Law Week) which provided clear guidance for legal practitioners when dealing with cases of parental alienation..

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