Wollen Michelmore Solicitors Devon

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Child Care

We understand how distressing and stressful it will be to have your actions as a parent called into question by Social Services. If Social Services Department becomes involved with a child, particularly if it is taking proceedings with a view to bringing a child into foster care, or considering such an action, then expert legal advice and representation is essential for all involved.

It will be important that you are represented by solicitors who understand the complexities of social services involvement and the court process that may follow. This will be a challenging and emotionally charged situation and we will handle this with you in a sensitive manner but maintain a balance to ensure your views are given a fair hearing.

In cases like this our team of childcare experts will help you understand your rights and responsibilities, and ensure that you are properly represented in settings like Court hearings, cases conferences and negations with social workers.

When children are the subject of social services intervention our specialist lawyers are able to bring to bear their vast experience of representing mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, other relatives, foster carers and the children themselves.

Several of our solicitors are accredited by the Law Society Children Panel showing the expertise we have in this area of law.

In care proceedings Legal Aid is available as of right to those with parental responsibility so legal representation is free. For those without Parental responsibility Legal Aid may be available. In any event we would be more than happy to discuss your concerns over the telephone initially or meet for an initial attendance.



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Alan Brookes Consultant

Alan Brooks



David Kendall Partner

David Kendall



Emma Ward

Emma Ward


Natalie Pouya Associate Solicitor

Natalie Pouya

Associate Solicitor 


Rachel Carter Partner

Rachel Carter



Victoria Harle

Victoria Harle 



Eleanor Ronson Childcare

Eleanor Ronson



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