Children

In the case of divorce or a family dispute, it’s important to ensure that your children are the first priority. We have an unrivalled knowledge of all aspects of children’s law, and will do everything we can to do what’s best for your child, both today and in the future.

We work with families of all kinds, focussing on children’s needs and giving parents the best advice and support for their family life.

Putting welfare first

As experienced solicitors and solicitor advocates, we’ve handled all kinds of divorce and caring arrangements for children post separation, but in each one, we’ll try to see it from both yours and the child’s perspective, ensuring that their needs are met.

We can help with child protection concerns, care cases and adoption cases. We also handle numerous private law cases, including with whom a child should live – either parents or grandparents – and how much time a child should spend with the other parent. We can assist with Child Arrangements Orders, family creation and make financial order applications for children, school fees, disability payments and provision of accommodation.

We can also advise and support you on:

  • Parental responsibility and declarations of parentage
  • LGBTQ family arrangements
  • All aspects of gender identity
  • Surrogacy and fertility law, including embryo/gamete storage and ownership
  • Adoption and special guardianship
  • Permission to relocate abroad or within the UK

How can we help you?

Unequalled expertise

Our team have years of experience in children’s law – in particular, Mat Waddington, our head of department, has been a Children Panel solicitor for more than 10 years. Sue Breen in our London office also has considerable expertise in a wide range of issues affecting LGBTQ+ families.

We’re well respected by judges, social workers and the Child and Family Court Advisory Support Service (CAFCASS), and we’re not afraid to be stern in the face of the opposition to achieve what’s in your child’s best interests. In court, we rarely use barristers to advocate for our clients – many members of our team are trained advocates, and we’ll represent you personally to achieve the best results possible.

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