Molly Ashcroft  


Call Molly on: 020 3866 5725




About Molly

Molly specialises in private law matters including divorce, finances and cases concerning children. Molly qualified as a solicitor at Beck Fitzgerald in 2019 after training under Jenny Beck. She is an accredited member of Resolution, an organisation of family lawyers committed to achieving constructive resolution. Molly manages the Emergency Steps Team at Beck Fitzgerald and is committed to providing an efficient and effective service.

Molly has expertise in complex private law children matters involving domestic abuse, including in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Molly also regularly undertakes financial remedy work. 

She is reliable and is commended by her clients for her empathy and understanding.  She is committed to helping all of her clients in the most constructive and cost-effective way. Molly’s favourite part of her role is working collaboratively with her clients to achieve a positive outcome.

Specialist accreditations include:
Resolution- Private Law Children and Domestic Abuse

Notable cases include:
D v O [2019] EWHC 3099 (Fam)
A local authority v M & others [2022] EWHC 81 (Fam)
Re C (‘Parental Alienation’; Instruction of Expert) [2023] EWHC 345
P v M & Ors [2023] EWFC 254

Two major breakthroughs for access to justice

Clients from Beck Fitzgerald have put themselves forward to help us challenge two particularly unfair rules in the application of the legal aid ‘means test’. Trapped capital The brilliant Public Law Project took this matter to judicial review regarding the...

Family Lawyers join forces to support neurodivergent community

Family lawyers from different firms and chambers have joined forces to set up a specialist group dedicated to ensuring the neurodivergent community has equal access to justice. FLANC (Family Law Advice for the Neurodivergent Community) has been spearheaded by Duncan...

Beck Fitzgerald team news

We are delighted to announce that we have invited Molly Ashcroft and Rebecca Pantelli to become Directors of Beck Fitzgerald with immediate effect. Both Molly and Rebecca have made an enormous contribution to the smooth running of our growing team and will continue to...

Reluctance, resistance, and refusal – let’s lose the pseudo-science.

Taking a constructive and collaborative approach to problem solving in an area which is complex is always a challenge.  The polarising debates surrounding the complex area of alienating behaviours are particularly difficult to navigate because they have become...

Current legal aid regime puts victims at risk

Punched in the face. Strangled. Stalked. Expected to always cook homemade meals. Kicked in front of the children. Over the threshold to qualify for legal aid to protect herself. Had to make an ex parte order on her own (her furious husband turned up at her house the...

Jenny Beck new Chair of Nuffield Family Justice Observatory board

Nuffield Foundation has appointed Jenny Beck as Chair of the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory’s board. Jenny Beck is a family lawyer, founding partner and Director of Beck Fitzgerald, committed to accessible and fair justice and the rights of the individual. Jenny...

Domestic abuse awareness…much to be done

Two days ago, we saw the announcement that, under Jade’s law, parental responsibility will now be automatically suspended for parents who have been sentenced for killing someone they shared parental responsibility with. We welcome this announcement and what it...

Transparency in the family courts

It has been a long standing debate whether there should be more transparency in the family court. Until now, family court proceedings have been a strictly private and confidential process. Whilst this is essential to protect the privacy and safety of parties to family...

Transgender and the Family Courts

More than 250,000 people in England and Wales identify as transgender, according to the Census 2021 data which gave us the first true picture of gender identity in Britain. Awareness of transgender issues in the Family Court is gradually increasing however the law of...

Mediation – how can it help you?

We are using this opportunity to shine a light on mediation and how it can help resolve financial disputes or arrangements for children in a cooperative and non-adversarial manner.  What is Mediation? Family mediation is a voluntary process in which a professionally...

LASPOA – 10 years on

Ten years have passed since the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPOA) devastated access to justice. A staggering 80% of family law cases were removed from scope leaving tens of thousands of families unsure and insecure about their legal rights...

I would just like to take this opportunity to say a massive, massive thank you for all your hard work and for being so great! This has been a difficult process for me but you have made everything so much easier.

A Client