Anthony Collins Solicitors represents and provides advice to parents throughout the child protection process, from the initial meetings to the conclusion of any court proceedings. Our team includes some highly skilled Children’s Panel accredited solicitors who represent the interests of children during any care proceedings, ensuring that their voices are heard in what are often complex and demanding cases.
In addition to representing parents within care proceedings, we also offer advice to families wishing to adopt and to other family members such as grandparents, aunts and uncles wishing to care for the children of relatives involved in care proceedings through adoption, special guardianship or foster care. We can advise couples or single people starting on the journey towards building a family through fertility treatment or surrogacy or at the point of breakdown if things go wrong.
Nationally recognised, community-minded
If you need advice in the areas of child welfare, care proceedings or adoption, then we can help. We have developed one of the best and most recognised practices in the West Midlands, with top rankings in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners directories.
We also hold a Community Legal Services contract which allows us to offer advice to people on a publicly funded (Legal Aid) basis, meaning that, depending on your financial circumstances, you may not have to pay some or all of our costs.
We have one of the largest and experienced team of child care lawyers in the Midlands. Our lawyers specialise in highly complex cases, sometimes involving involved medical evidence and cross-border jurisdictional issues.
Local authority experience and expertise
Disputes between parents about their children are common, but there are also circumstances in which a local authority may become concerned over the welfare of children.
When a local authority raises child welfare concerns, they will initiate child protection measures and will often call child protection conferences to which parents, family and professionals are invited. These conferences will recommend measures to ensure the safety of the children in question, including providing parents with advice, assessing their abilities as parents, or recommending that the local authority takes the matter to court and issue care proceedings.
Our clients value the expert advice they receive from our team throughout this often difficult process.
For more information about how our family law team can help you, or make an appointment, please contact us.
An amazing and fantastic family team. I appreciate all the work you've done for me.Mr D.
I would recommend Paul Nursall to anyone. He is helpful, knowledgeable and has really helped me get through the situation I was in.CW - mother of children subject to care proceedings
Head of the children's services team
We have been recognised for the work we do
Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) won four awards at the Birmingham Law Society Awards last night (8 March 2018), including Law Firm of the Year (16 partners or more).
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