Thomson Webb & Corfield has a recognised reputation in the area of Children Act Proceedings attracting clients regionally and nationally in private law (often between parents seeking “Child Arrangement Orders”) proceedings and public law (often referred to as “care proceedings”).

In private law proceedings, we act for parents, or grandparents or any other interested party in disputes and applications for child arrangement orders to determine where a child is to live, time spent with another parent or family members and issues such as removal from the jurisdiction for holidays and on a permanent basis.

Public Law proceedings involve safeguarding and child protection issues where the local authority (social care) are looking to instigate proceedings in the family court to seek orders for the protection and welfare of children.  For example, if they wish to place a child for adoption or with foster carers.  We are no longer able to offer advice under the legal aid scheme.  We can however, accept instructions on a privately funded basis.

We believe in engaging fully with our clients and have good working relationships with the relevant agencies, authorities and the Court.  We always act in the knowledge that the welfare of the child is paramount.

If you are dealing with issues regarding the welfare of your child, we advise you to get in touch as soon as you can.  We provide help, support and advice, and take a moderating approach to ensure communication can continue between all parties.

Remember, no matter how things may look now, avenues can always be explored, and we will endeavour to do all we can to ensure the best possible outcome.

Hema Parmar has been specialising in Children’s Law matters for in excess of 25 years and would be happy to assist during what can be a very difficult and anxious time.

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