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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general
Crime: general - ranked: tier 3

Freemans Solicitors

Freemans Solicitors' team is 'hard working, dedicated and committed to achieving the best results for its clients'. Recent instructions for the group include cases of murder, sexual assault, violent crime and high-value fraud. Practice co-heads Michael Field and Kishoree Kotecha-Pau are 'extremely experienced, approachable and friendly lawyers'.

Practice head(s):Michael Field; Kishoree Kotecha-Pau


'Kishoree Kotecha-Pau combines an incisive legal brain with a gentle and reassuring manner. She is approachable, diligent, calm and constructive'.

'Michael Field is an excellent advocate who gets the work done very efficiently'.

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London: Private client

Family - ranked: tier 2

Freemans Solicitors

Freemans Solicitors is particularly renowned for its work on both complex public and private law children matters. It represents a wide range of clientele including well-known actors, high-net-worth individuals and members of the aristocracy on various matters such as parental alienation, fabricated illness through to sexual abuse cases. It also frequently acts on the behalf of children either through their court-appointed guardian or by a direct instruction from the children themselves. It has vast experience of complicated cross-border matters and the team often features in reported cases regarding applications under the 1980 Hague Abduction Convention or other areas including the 1993 Hague Treaty on adoption. Its matrimonial practice is also strong and specialises in dealing with high-net-worth individuals. Nina Hansen is ‚Äėexceptional‚Äô.

Practice head(s):Nina Hansen

Other key lawyers:Hilka Hollmann; Laura Coyle; Georgina Stavrou


'Freemans has a strong family team with a vast range of expertise. It deals with all areas of family work from high-net-worth financial cases to complex care proceedings. It is a supportive team that works incredibly well together'.

'Freemans is the creme de la creme for public law family work; and for complex private law work.  What sets the team apart is that it is in the High Court day in, day out, so has expert knowledge of practice and procedure there'.

'Freemans occupies a niche position in family law. It has excellent public law solicitors undertaking work at the highest level in the most difficult cases and unusually also services private law clients and international cases at a very high level. This cross-fertilisation of work gives the solicitors in the firm a very valuable breadth of experience'.

'The team has great energy. The relatively young profile of the partners makes them forward looking and innovative in their approach. The lawyers are notable for their work with modern families and with young people in parental disputes'.

'Nina Hansen is so adept at international children work she could probably do it in her sleep'.

'Nina Hansen is an excellent tactician and fights very hard for all of her clients. She is particularly skilled with vulnerable clients'.

'Laura Coyle's robust yet pragmatic approach to children cases makes her one of London's "go to" solicitors to represent children'.

'Laura Coyle fights tooth and nail for her clients. You want her on your side. She is forensic in her approach to all of her cases. She works diligently to get the right result'.

'Laura Coyle gets up to her elbows in cases. She conducts much of her own advocacy where she is robust and effective'.

'Hilka Hollmann is an outstanding lawyer with an exceptional grasp of international adoption issues from a family law perspective. Georgina Stavrou has quite an astonishing grasp of her work for someone of her level'.

Leading individuals

Nina Hansen - Freemans Solicitors

Next Generation Partners

Hilka Hollmann - Freemans Solicitors

Laura Coyle - Freemans Solicitors

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