AREAS OF PRACTICE

We are well placed both in experience and expertise to represent parents, grandparents and children; where the dispute cannot be resolved by negotiation or mediation. We offer full advice and assist our clients before the commencement of court proceedings, attend child protection conferences and represent our clients with court proceedings.

We are experts in the following matters dealt with Children Law:

 

Private Law matters – disputes between parents, grandparents, or siblings, about issues relating to:

  • Residence
  • Contact
  • Specific issue orders relating to schooling, change of name or other important decision relating to the child
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Parental Responsibility

 

Public Law matters – actions taken by social services for the protection of children. We deal with high profile cases involving complex issues relating to:

  • Allegations of sexual abuse
  • Non-accidental injury to a child
  • Neglect
  • Factitious illness

RECENT LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS

Recent Legal Developments

Strasbourg upholds right of British courts to impose whole-life terms

Whole-life tariffs are compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights and do not amount to ‘inhuman or degrading treatment’, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. The case was taken to Europe in 2008 by Arthur

Forced marriage now a crime

Forcing someone to marry against their will is now a criminal offence. New legislation introduced on 16 June 2014 by the government is designed to help people in England and Wales. It also applies to UK nationals overseas

Supreme Court dismisses ‘right to die’ appeal

The Supreme Court dismissed the right to die appeal brought by the wife of the late Tony Nicklinson and campaigner Paul Lamb in a landmark judgment today. The appellants claimed the prohibition on assisted suicide in section 2(1)

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