Victoria Harrington is the Principal of Harrington Family Law. We are family law solicitors based in Cleckheaton, with a strong affiliation to Birstall, and Brighouse, West Yorkshire. We specialise in issues relating to the family.
Our solicitors and family chartered legal executives abide by the Resolution Code of Practice, a copy of which is provided to clients at the beginning of the case. Resolution aims to ensure that family disputes are conducted as constructively as possible and in a non confrontational manner; the parties are encouraged to try to settle cases at an early stage, and are encouraged to ensure that the interests of the children are kept at the forefront of negotiations. This approach has been shown to assist the family as a whole to emerge from the breakdown of relationships.
Having said that, there are some cases where litigation is unavoidable and in those cases Harrington Family Law provide robust representation coupled with sensible and pragmatic advice.
Victoria has a strong connection with the area and it's people especially those of Birstall. She works in Cleckheaton alongside her Brighouse based colleague Sarah Khanna.
Victoria's expertise is dealing with relationship breakdown.
Currently ten years in Heckmondwike, Victoria has lived in the Cleckheaton and Birstall area for twenty years.
I am a mother of four boys who have all been to school in Birstall. As a family we have many friends in the village. My husband's family have lived in the Birstall area for over 40 years. In this time, working as a family solicitor and through our personal involvement with families in the community, (I was chair of Birstall St Patrick's Infant & Junior School PFA and my husband was a school governor for many years), I have developed a caring approach which I always seek to adopt in my work as a Family Solicitor.
Victoria is a Resolution accredited specialist family solicitor, specialising in ancillary relief (financial affairs on the breakdown of marriage and civil partnership) and domestic violence.
Victoria qualified in 1994, and has worked exclusively in family law. She deals with all aspects of relationship breakdown including Gay and Lesbian relationships and disputes over children. She has represented clients from all backgrounds and incomes, and clients find her approachable and understanding at a time of emotional trauma.
In 2016 Victoria successfully represented a client in the Court of Appeal establishing her rights as a cohabitee against her previous partner, a case widely reported in the national press: Liden v Burton  EWCA Civ 275.
She has worked as a family solicitor in Cleckheaton, Leeds, Brighouse and Halifax. Now firmly based in Cleckheaton she is ideally placed to serve the families of the Cleckheaton, Birstall and the West Yorkshire area.
Call Victoria on Bradford (01274) 449910 for friendly legal advice and family solicitor representation.
After qualification she worked exclusively in Halifax and Calderdale building up a solid reputation within all areas of family law.
She is dedicated to guiding clients through a relationship breakdown as amicably as possible given her commitment to Resolution. In addition to this Sarah is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in the areas of private law Children Act matters and domestic violence. However, if the matter does proceed to Court Sarah will represent her clients within the court arena.
Sarah has lived In West Yorkshire for over 20 years and is committed to representing clients within that area.
I am a mother of two children who have been educated in Halifax throughout. I am committed to representing clients who are separated from their partners and do so with a professional but caring attitude. I realise that many clients find the initial appointment daunting. My aim is always to put my clients at ease.
Sarah is well known for her understanding approach given the sensitive position many of her clients find themselves in.
A particular area of interest is private law Children Act proceedings including child arrangement orders. Sarah also deals with same sex relationship break downs, domestic abuse, divorce and financial settlement cases.
Sian relocated to West Yorkshire from the Midlands in 2011 after meeting her now husband. Having undertaken her law degree at DeMontfort University in Leicester, she continued on to study the LPC at BPP Leeds which she completed in 2017.
Sian joined Harrington Family Law in January 2019 as a paralegal and begins her period of recognised training in March 2019. Having thoroughly enjoyed her work experience placements within the family law field, Sian is thrilled to be joining the team here.
Before working in the legal sector Sian assisted her husband in running their family manufacturing business which gave her an invaluable experience in dealing with people, the day to day issues with owning a company and thus provided her with a solid commercial awareness.
She will be training here in the family and the employment department.
"At home I have four children, 3 horses, 2 dogs, a rabbit and a husband – needless to say my home life is probably somewhere between a zoo and a circus! But I wouldn't have it any other way! It is, after all, on the most part, for this crazy bunch I have dedicated 9 years to pursuing my career in law. I am also a semi-professional singer and am regularly up and down the country performing at various functions. When not doing that we are a family of theatre lovers. As an avid motorsport loving family, we are also regularly attending race circuits throughout the UK."
Sian is very much looking forward to attaining qualified solicitor status and hopes to have a long career working with families across the Brighouse/Cleckheaton/Halifax regions.