Victoria Harvey
      • Victoria Harvey
      • Solicitor - Children Law
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      • Etchell House, Etchell Court,
      • Bonehill Road,
      • Tamworth,
      • Staffordshire,
      • B78 3HQ

Victoria Harvey

Solicitor - Children Law

Victoria initially worked as a family paralegal before qualifying as a Solicitor in 2012 in a Birmingham City Centre firm with a reputation for undertaking parent work within public law proceedings. She gained her Children Panel Accreditation in 2018 and has subsequently built good links with Cafcass in Birmingham and Staffordshire where she now practices.

Throughout her career she has specialised in representing parents, children, grandparents and intervenors in care proceedings, dealing with a wide range of issues, including serious mental health issues, drug and alcohol addictions, learning difficulties and disabilities, deprivation of liberties, secure accommodation, serious physical injuries to children and sexual abuse (parental, sibling and stranger sexual abuse).

Victoria also has a well-established client base in private law proceedings again representing parents, children and grandparents in instances where there has been a breakdown in the family relationship, working tirelessly to find a solution during an emotive and daunting time.

She deals with cases involving domestic abuse (sexual, physical, verbal, controlling and coercive behaviours) and has a sympathetic yet practical approach towards such matters ensuring that the welfare of the child is at the heart of everything despite who she is representing at the time.

Victoria undertakes the majority of her own advocacy in public and private law proceedings to ensure that her clients have consistent support and representation. She is a keen advocate and has a good eye for detail and takes a personable approach to all her clients to ensure that they are comfortable, supported and fully informed at every stage of the case.

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Victoria is recognised in the Legal 500 2024 of leading law firms

The 'professional and strong' team at Pickerings Solicitors is jointly led by Susan Davies who concentrates on divorce and finance work and Richard Westley who excels in children matters. It regularly deals with high-net-worth matrimonial cases where there are businesses, properties and pensions involved. Three of the solicitors who specialise in children work are members of the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme and are frequently instructed by the children’s guardians.


‘I work with Richard Westley, Victoria Harvey and Jo Craddock. Each is unique in their own way but have a shared ethos in how they represent children and execute directions from guardians. I have full confidence that having worked with them for a number of years any decision they make or suggest can be trusted’.

‘Pickerings solicitors offer a range of expertise in private and public family law work.  Richard Westley or Jo Craddock and Vicky Harvey – All 3 offer a considered child focussed service to Guardians, are happy to meet with children who they represent and offer good legal advice promptly and excellent representation in court hearings‘.

Victoria was recognised in the Legal 500 2023 of leading law firms

‘Great team. The staff is all professional and caring and explained everything well to me so I knew the process. Would highly recommend this firm’

‘I have found the team to be personally and professionally supportive. The team is keen to meet the children they represent. The team is personable, good fun and always professional. Great with children. Great knowledge of the court system and separate local authorities. Great connections‘.

‘Pickerings Solicitors is a brilliant choice for child care cases locally. It has a broad range of highly capable lawyers who provide an exceptional level of client care. They conduct some of the most complex and difficult child protection cases with confidence and their conscientious approach inspires confidence‘.

Client Testimonial:

Thank you so much for your help and support, your guidance has been invaluable and I'm very appreciative of all that you have done.  You managed to gain the best outcome for me and my family.

Anon April 2023