Shelley Workman who has been awarded the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Accreditation.

Shelley Workman

Chartered Legal Executive

Specialist Areas

  • Children Law
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Divorce and Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Separation
  • Finances
  • Social Services involvement with your family
  • Parental Responsibility Agreements
  • Change of Name Deed


Shelley has been specialising in Family Law for over 20 years.

She has considerable experience representing victims of domestic abuse, obtaining protective court orders, warning letters, for them and any related children.

Acting in disputed Private Law Children Act matters with regards to disputes between parents as to where their children should live and spend time, and any specific issues which are disputed between the parents.

Shelley also represents clients with regard to Social Services involvement with their families, to ensure safeguarding of the children (PLOs).

Shelley specialises in divorce, modest asset financial cases and assists clients with disputes relating to relationship breakdown and separation.

Recent case: Domestic Abuse … Read more

Representing victim of domestic abuse where I obtained a non-molestation order for her protection which had an impact on Children Act proceedings where the other party was found to be guilty of domestic abuse. This enabled my client to provide a safe environment for the children.

Recent case: Child Arrangement Order … Read more

Representing a client with mental health issues who had her child removed from her care by the father. Successfully going through the Court process and obtaining defined contact arrangements for the client and her child, as it was in the best interests for the child to be able to spend quality time with the mother.

Recent case: Divorce … Read more

Representing clients within divorce proceedings and associated financial matters to ensure that the same come to a speedy, stress free and fair settlement.

Recent case: Care Proceedings … Read more

Representing a client where the child had suffered a non-accidental injury and findings were found against the ex-partner that they had caused such injuries. This was a complex case which resulted in the child being placed with family members, but allowing my client to have supervised time with the child until they are in a better position for the child to return to their care. This was in the best interests of the child and my client.

Recent case: Public Law Outline (PLO) meeting … Read more

Successfully assisting client with regard to a Public Law Outline meeting (PLO) to ensure the child remained the client and no further action being taken by the Local Authority.

Recent case: Parental Alienation … Read more

Representing clients in cases where one parent has alleged parental alienation against the other parent. Ensuring that appropriate quality time is spent with both parents.

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives since 2018
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Nature and Dynamics of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (DASV) through Safer Futures
  • Member of Resolution