Victoria has a particular strong affiliation to Birstall. As the practice has expanded this has grown to encompass helping families in the wider West Yorkshire area. 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 and James Skinner in Holmfirth.
Victoria's expertise is dealing with relationship breakdown.
Currently fifteen 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.
Linda is married with two children and has lived in Calderdale for over 20 years.
Linda graduated with a BSc ( Hons) in Geography before deciding to pursue a legal career, qualifying as a Member of The Institute of Legal Executives in 1995 and a Fellow 2 years later.
Linda worked at Solicitors in Bradford , then Halifax for many years before taking a career break to support one of her children, who has additional needs.
"I know how important it is to be treated with empathy, understanding and professionalism when dealing with difficult circumstances. I have a conciliatory and pragmatic approach and a desire to reach a negotiated settlement whenever possible"
Having worked exclusively in Family Law, specialising in all aspects of relationship breakdown including resolving matters relating to children and financial issues relating to Divorce and separation, you will likely feel a mixture of relief, comfort and reassurance when you place your family matter in the understanding, skilled and experienced hands of Linda Sandford at Harrington Family Law.
James brings a wealth of experience to the Harrington Family law Holmfirth office, having been in practice for over twenty years, both with a local practice in Huddersfield and more recently, with a large national practice in Leeds.
He has particular expertise in settling disputes dealing with the financial consequences of the breakdown of a marriage or relationship and brings an innovative and robust negotiating approach to these cases. James is adept at making what can often be relatively small sums of money meet the needs of the parties and reach a fair settlement.
James has also been involved in difficult and protracted children cases, including those with an international element where the parents had dual nationality and with applications to remove children from the jurisdiction.
James is married with two sons and lives locally. He enjoys cycling, fishing and reads widely.