Care Proceedings

Care proceedings can be a stressful time for families, our Public Law Family Department approaches each case with care, compassion and empathy and understands that sometimes you just need a second chance.

How can we help?

Your case will be handled by experienced Solicitors who are members of the Children Law Accreditation Scheme, Resolution and the Family Law (Advanced) Accreditation Scheme, working diligently with you to plan a way forward, listening to understand your aims and offering honest and sensitive advice at every step. We strive to keep families together.

Our expertise covers all Public Law Children Act matters, including:

  • Care Proceedings – Care Orders and Supervision Orders.
  • Section 20 accommodation.
  • Placement Orders.
  • Legal gateway meetings.
  • Emergency Protection Orders (EPOs).
  • Special Guardianship Orders (SGOs).
  • Secure Accommodation.

We advise and represent parents, wider family members, children through their Guardian and children who have separated from their Guardian and are able to instruct solicitors independently.

If you are a parent involved in care proceedings you will be entitled to Legal Aid. We will be able to provide free legal advice and representation. Legal Aid may also be available to other family members. Please contact us for further information. 

Are you eligible for Legal Aid?

For more information about Legal Aid and if you might be eligible, please feel free to contact us.

Contacts for the service

Head of Family (Public Law)

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Wednesdays 2pm - 4.30pm. By appointment only.

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