Our Child Care experts have a level of understanding gained through many years between them of representing families in this specialist are of Law.
When dealing with Social Services it is crucial that you get the best advice and are represented by those who understand how the law may affect you and your family.
We not only advise and represent parents but other family members, children and Children’s Guardians in all Public Law proceedings. These include proceedings where the Local Authority has applied for Care Order or Emergency Protection Order, where parents want to apply for contact with children in care (or children want to apply for contact with their parents), or on an application by a child or parent to discharge a Care Order.
We can also advise and assist where children have been placed voluntarily away from their home address (where no court order is in force) and assist you at PLO meetings. We are there to support parents or children during this difficult time.
Full public funding is usually granted to parents and children involved in public law cases regardless of financial means.
We also specialise in acting for children, parents and family members in other family disputes e.g. where parents are separated and there are problems in facilitating contact; or in a dispute as to where the child should live.
Jay and Emma are members of the Law Society Children Panel.
We all attend Court and provide advocacy at all levels to ensure a consistent and professional service. If we are not able to attend then we will ensure that an appropriately experienced barrister will be there to help you at Court.