Whether you know a child who needs a Court Deputy, or are interested in becoming one yourself, we can help
Our in house Deputies already manage the affairs of many children unable to do so for themselves, and can offer advice to those seeking more information on the enrolment process. We act in the strictest confidence, and we will work with you closely to make sure we fulfill your needs.
Your child is the most important thing to you and working to achieve a constructive approach after separation is the best way for children to feel secure and to maintain relationships with all the important people in their lives.
We appreciate how frustrating it can be if you are not seeing your child despite an agreement or court order to do so.
We regularly advise on Contact arrangements or enforcement to resolve how often children see the parent they do not live with day-to-day. We will work with you closely and sympathetically. We can bring our extensive experience and our collaborative work approach to help deliver a quick solution to your problem.
Where social services are involved the process can seem frightening and frustrating for the family involved, particularly where a child is being removed from home. It is very important to contact a solicitor as soon as possible. We will advise you of the rights/responsibilities that you, your children and family have. We will ensure that your views are heard
Our team of solicitors includes 13 members of the Law Society Children Panel, meaning they are all experts in this area of work. Free public funding is usually available to cover your legal fees. We also deal with emergency protection orders, secure accommodation and placement order applications.
Giving the best for our children is the most important thing we can do. We understand that family life is important to all of us.
We have a dedicated and specialist team of Family & Child Law Solicitors. We are now one of the largest Family & Child Law Departments in the South East of the country. Our expertise is such that we advise individuals; national organisations, including adoption and fostering agencies; and organisations with family related legal issues abroad.
We are sympathetic and supportive through out. Our solicitors will conduct your case in an efficient, positive and considerate way. We find good results are achieved by working closely with clients and building up relationships of trust and mutual respect. Our experience of local services such as mediation, coupled with a sound knowledge of the law, means that we can support you through the difficult decisions you may have to make.
We are very experienced at dealing with both private and publicly funded (legal aid) clients.
All issues relating to families and children are handled within our firm by our experienced team. We undertake the majority of our own advocacy ensuring continuity of representation.