My role

I primarily act for children, parents and other family members in public law children proceedings, often involving complex issues of non-accidental injury, neglect and sexual abuse. I carry out adoption and special guardianship work and provide independent representation for children within the court process when contacted by judges or other professionals. I also manage the firm’s legal aid contracts.

 

My experience

I have specialised in children law, primarily cases involving the local authority, for over 30 years and have been a member of the children panel since 1988. I also have a diploma in child protection. I headed up the family team at my previous firm where I was also managing partner.

My specialisms

  • Adoption
  • Special guardianship
  • Children law
  • Independent representation for children within the court process

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