We have an outstanding reputation for our expertise and strength in public law proceedings, boasting a large number of highly regarded barristers who have established practices dealing with the most factually complex and serious public law cases. This includes cases involving serious non-accidental injury, child death, sexual abuse (including paedophile rings), drug and alcohol abuse, fabricated or induced illness, wardship and issues relating to mental capacity. We are consistently recognised by our clients and legal directories for the depth of talent we have in this area.
We offer a wealth of experience across the full range of public law cases, including s.31 care proceedings, adoption, special guardianship, wardship and applications under the inherent jurisdiction of the court.
We represent all parties within public law including parents, Guardians, relatives, local authorities, and the Official Solicitor.
Our highly responsive team work closely with instructing solicitors and their clients to provide the highest level of service throughout proceedings and can assist with pre-proceeding advice, emergency protection orders and jurisdiction issues.
We provide a wealth of expertise in private law children and related matters with a strong team of specialist barristers. Our barristers are regularly instructed in all aspects of these matters and are well-versed in complex, challenging and emotional cases.
Our experience in these areas extend to cases involving allegations of parental alienation, physical and emotional abuse, harassment, substance misuse, child neglect and cases with jurisdictional issues. We provide expert advice and representation in all applications in these areas including:
- Child Arrangements Orders
- Inherent jurisdiction
- Private law adoptions
- Parental Order proceedings
- Declaration of parentage
We are experienced in representing parents, Guardians, relatives, local authorities and other interested parties within these proceedings.
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