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Children Law

When a court determines any question with respect to the upbringing of a child; or the administration of a child's property or the application of any income arising from it...

...the child's welfare shall be the court's paramount consideration (section 1 Children Act 1989)

Whether you are involved in a family dispute over your child(ren) or you are involved in a Local Authority dispute or you are a child needing to be represented we have the expertise to assist you.

The representation of Children is a specialist area which is why many of our Solicitors within the Family Department are Members of the Children's Panel. This means that they have been formally accredited by the Law Society, which is the Governing Body for Solicitors, as possessing the necessary qualifications and skills required to represent all parties in proceedings involving children.

Private Law Proceedings

  • Parental Responsibility
  • Residence
  • Contact
  • Prohibited Steps Order
  • Specific Issues Order
  • Special Guardianship Order

Public Law Proceedings

  • Child Care Investigation, including case conferences
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Child Care Proceedings

Child Abduction

  • International
  • Domestic


  • Wardship
  • Adoption