Children & Access

See Also Domestic Violence & Matrimonial

We can assist you in all areas involving Contact, Residence, Prohibited Steps Orders, Specific Issue Orders (which may include a change to a child’s name, schooling, education etc.) and disputes involving parentage. We also deal with Private Law adoptions and Intercountry Child Abductions under the Hague Convention.  We also represent parents and children in the defence of Care Order proceedings brought by applicant Trusts and all matters involving children to include children being placed on the Child Protection Register and Social Services involvement with Families.

Where possible, we will assist and advise you in agreeing Contact and Residence arrangements with the other party or their representative. If necessary, we will, in collaboration with you, draft your application to the Court. We also cover areas such as changes in a child’s surname, child’s schooling, etc.

Given our experience in this area of law we are particularly sensitive to the emotional difficulties faced by our clients in dealing with issues regarding their children.