Family: Care & Children

The Care & Children team are a well-established and highly committed team of practitioners with a depth and breadth of experience in both private and public law matters at all levels of call to ensure that we are able to match our clients to the most suitable barrister.

We represent parents, children, relatives, local authorities, step or foster parents, guardians, prospective adoptive parents, CAFCASS and the Official Solicitor. Members of Chambers regularly appear in the Family Courts, High Court and Appellate Courts.

Our barristers work in all areas of public law work, including but not limited to: care, placement and adoption proceedings. We regularly advise in complex cases involving physical and sexual abuse, non-accidental injuries and fictitious illness. In terms of private law children, Chambers’ work includes all forms of parental dispute (for example, residence or contact), child abduction and removal from the jurisdiction.

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We are able to advise in cases at short notice and in respect of urgent applications. Chambers are happy to receive and respond to urgent instructions by e-mail.

We recognise that proceedings involving children are stressful and difficult. The team are committed to working together with our professional and lay clients to achieve the best possible outcome. We give clear and practical advice, whilst dealing with cases sensitively and tactfully enabling individuals to make informed decisions in what can be a complicated and emotional process.

The benefit of Chambers’ family practitioners is the breadth of experience in other relevant areas such as private law children & care, family finance and injunctions allowing the clients to retain the same barrister for private and public law children proceedings and finance litigation. Where there is a crossover with other areas of law, members of Chambers are also able to advise on social housing, immigration.

Chambers are accredited by the Bar Council as course providers and members of chambers provide in house seminars, training and presentations, whether in house at the clients’ premises or here in chambers. For further information regarding our lectures please visit our seminars page.

If you need any assistance in any of these areas, please contact our clerking team on 023 80 73 6812 or e-mail clerks@no18chambers.com

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