Currently, the law doesn’t allow a single parent with a child born via surrogacy to obtain a parental order, leaving their family legally vulnerable.
With over 18 years' experience, Helen specialises in public law proceedings, representing both parents and children. She has worked on a variety of children's matters including care and placement applications, as well as adoption and rule 16.4 cases and is on the Law Society's Children Panel.
Helen joins a children's team that includes partners Elizabeth Wyatt, Jas Tamber, senior associates Sally Jones and Julie Bevan, associate Nev Zaki, and solicitors Andrew Crumpton and Samantha Woolley.
Jas Tamber, Partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors and who leads on the firm's public law children's work, commented “We are delighted that Helen has chosen to join us. Her arrival adds a sixth specialist Law Society Children's Panel lawyer to the team, along with a host of great relationships. She is an excellent children's lawyer who will further our goal to support more and more vulnerable children and families in the West Midlands".
Helen added: “Since joining Anthony Collins Solicitors I've experienced a positive and supportive culture. I'm pleased to be part of a large team that focuses on the child welfare, as well as being able to work alongside specialists in other areas of law available to vulnerable clients.”
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