MacRoberts bolsters family law team with new partner

MacRoberts has appointed Marika Franceschi as a partner amid the commercial law firm's plans to grow its private client and family law practices.
Marika Franceschi joins MacRoberts from Shoosmiths. Picture: ContributedMarika Franceschi joins MacRoberts from Shoosmiths. Picture: Contributed
Marika Franceschi joins MacRoberts from Shoosmiths. Picture: Contributed

Franceschi, who has more than 12 years’ experience around areas such as divorce and child residence, joins the family law team from Shoosmiths along with senior associate Karen Nicol.

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“Joining a firm with the history and heritage of MacRoberts is a huge privilege and I look forward to further developing an outstanding family law service to our clients throughout Scotland and beyond,” said Franceschi, who is also a legal adviser to the Italian Consulate General and regularly helps Italian clients with legal and business-related queries in both Italy and Scotland.

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Jacqueline Stroud, MacRoberts’ head of family law, said: “Her experience is first-class and she will be able to offer our clients additional areas of legal expertise, particularly in relation to complex contracts for the protection of wealth and high-value financial provision cases with an international dimension.

“This is a sign of our ongoing commitment to grow our family law offering and we are delighted to have her on board.”