Marika specialises in complex family law matters and deals with a wide range of issues including pre- and post-nuptial contracts and high value claims for financial provision, often involving an international element. She is also experienced in dealing with child residence and contact disputes, child relocation and Petitions under the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction.
Marika is a member of the Family Law Association in Scotland and is trained in Collaborative Law. She is also Accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Family Law.
Marika is a fluent Italian speaker and regularly assists Italian individual and business clients.
In addition, Marika's work contributed to the firm winning Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.
'Marika Franceschi is a very able lawyer. She is able to look at the bigger picture. She encourages her clients to work towards a resolution.'Legal 500
"She fights her client's corner, but does it in a constructive way that takes the heat out of it."Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
"Marika Franceschi makes the team work well. This legal team does not consist of 'that's what the computer says' types, but actual intelligent, motivated people."Legal 500
"She sees the best way through a situation and really has your back."Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
"Warm and compassionate with clients, but able to stand firm when required to do so in their interests."Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
"Marika Franceschi is 'outstanding'."Legal 500
"Marika Franceschi possesses an excellent knowledge of Court of Session procedure, even the less frequently used aspects."Legal 500
"Instils confidence in clients."Legal 500
"Her absolute professionalism allied to a warm personality brings a positive and supportive relationship to her clients. She is timely in communication, gives clients ready access to her guidance and advice, is reassuring and has a depth of experience that overcomes problem after problem."Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
"The team is sound and, having been involved with Marika for some years in other cases, I would never consider another solicitor. She is exceptional."Client
"I cannot speak too highly of Marika. I have been most impressed by her efforts to heed her client's wishes and she displays a brilliant strategic mind. I have some experience with solicitors and Counsel and she is special, without a shadow of a doubt."Client
"She is very calm and puts forward her clients' best interests."Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
"Marika is smart and switched on and you can have a sensible conversation with her."Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
"Marika really knows her law, understands her cases and will do anything for her clients."Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession