Sadly, when a relationship breaks down, you may need advice on how the law affects your rights to have a child/children reside with you, for you or your ex-partner to have contact with the child/children, or in a more specific area, such as child abduction or a protective measure. This may involve initial advice, corresponding with the other party, or even issuing or defending court proceedings.
Legal Aid may be available for private children proceedings, although the government have heavily restricted the scope of Legal Aid in private family proceedings. We can advise on whether Legal Aid would be available, although if it is not, we can also act for you on a private basis. We offer everything from an initial fixed fee appointment, giving general advice, up to and including representing you at court. Daniel Andrews is a Solicitor Advocate and is able to represent you in court, although your case may be one where we need to instruct a Barrister.
We are able to make emergency applications, where a person has severe concerns about a child’s immediate safety, in order to provide the child with the protection they may need.
Our particular areas of specialism include, but are not limited to, the following: