Children law

When you are dealing with legal matters relating to children, you need to know that you are getting the best possible advice, from solicitors experienced in handling these complex and sometimes stressful situations.

Our children law specialists have wide-ranging expertise in this process and we can advise you on the best possible course of action in all legal matters concerning children.

Our children law team can advise you on:

We can also advise you on arrangements for children following divorce or separation, including:

We have particular expertise and experience in dealing with cases in which the concerns include domestic violence, drug and alcohol misuse, sexual abuse, mental health issues, physical abuse, controlling behaviour, female genital mutilation and neglect.

Legal aid

You should qualify for legal aid in some circumstances, including:

  • if your child or children are subject to care proceedings, or pre-proceedings
  • private family law matters (such as divorce, dissolution of civil partnership) where you or your children have been subject to abuse or domestic violence
  • child protection proceedings
  • to prevent a child or children being unlawfully removed from the UK
  • to enforce child maintenance agreements made in the EU or internationally

Please contact us to discuss whether your situation qualifies for legal aid, we can advise you on the application process and help you to get legal aid if you are eligible.

Contact us

It is important in any children law matter to get professional advice as soon as possible. Please contact us for more information on 020 3012 1482.