Danielle Shreeve LL.B (Hons.)
Danielle graduated from the University of Wales, Swansea with a 2:1 Bachelor of Law degree in 2008. She then went on to study her Legal Practice Course there completing the same with a Commendation in 2009. Upon leaving university Danielle worked as a paralegal and thereafter a trainee Solicitor with a Swansea law firm, qualifying in February 2014.
Upon qualification Danielle moved to West Yorkshire to work for a large family law firm with a strong emphasis on legal aid work. During her time with this firm Danielle worked across Yorkshire and Lancashire gaining a wealth of experience in both private and public children matters and domestic abuse matters.
Whilst working in Yorkshire Danielle undertook the role of Head of Office and gained her Family Law Advanced accreditation in August 2015 and Children Panel accreditation in June 2016, being just over two years qualified at the time. Danielle was also a trustee of a local women’s domestic abuse charity and secretary of the Wakefield Law Society.
Danielle returned to Wales in August 2016 and joined a Cardiff law firm where she furthered her practice of private and public law children matters with an emphasis on legal aid work. Danielle was appointed head of Public and Childcare after being with the firm for 18 months.
Danielle regularly acts for parents, family members, interveners and children in Children Act proceedings. Danielle has experience in cases involving domestic abuse including in a case where it has resulted in the death of one parent, neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse of children, non-accidental injury, parental substance misuse, mental health issues relating to parents and children including cases where the Official Solicitor has been involved, relocation of children outside of the jurisdiction of England and Wales and cases of honour based violence, forced marriage and Female Genital Mutilation. Danielle has also been involved in cases where issues of Public Interest Immunity have been raised and before the High Court where issues related to radicalisation and reporting restriction orders were made.
Danielle will conduct her own advocacy wherever possible including contested interim and final hearings before all levels of tribunal including the High Court. Danielle shows commitment to her clients by ensuring that they fully understand the legal process and she takes the time to fully explain and thoroughly prepare cases to ensure that the difficult family issues that she deals with are handled in a sensitive and empathetic manner.