Sometimes when there is a crisis in a family the Local Authority step in to protect the children. If this happens to you we can help.
We have a great deal of experience in this type of work and provide sound sensible advice and assistance to try and avoid Court proceedings with a view to keeping your family together.
Legal Aid is always available to any parent where the Local Authority applies to Court for an Order that affects the parents legal rights in relation to their children. This can be an enormously stressful and disruptive time for you. Whatever your relationship to the children, we aim to provide a comprehensive range of representation and assistance, including clear and supportive advice at what we appreciate is an extremely difficult time for you and the children.
Our solicitors will be pleased to help.
Head of Litigation Department, Partner
Tim qualified in 1991 and joined the firm in 2000. Tim heads the firms growing Criminal and Civil Litigation and Family Law departments. Tim has over 30 years post qualification experience.
Paul qualified in 1990 and joined the firm in 2012. Paul specialises in Criminal Litigation and Family Law. Paul has over 30 years post qualification experience.
Lauren joined the firm in 2018 having previously worked for a number of years in another North East practice dealing with Criminal matters. She qualified in September 2020 and now specialises in all aspects of Family Law including divorce/relationship breakdown, Private Children Act work and Public Childcare Law. Lauren is a member of Resolution.
Rachel joined the firm in 2017 and qualified in 2022.She specialises in all aspects of family law. Rachel also works in the Private client department drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney . Specialities include Family .