Wollen Michelmore Solicitors Devon

CHILD PROTECTION

We understand how distressing and stressful it will be to have your actions as a parent called into question by Children Services. If Children Services 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. 

‘I am exceptionally appreciative of the consideration that has been shown to me by you all, and the guidance and personal care that I have felt I could always call upon and rely on when needed. I am most truly grateful’

Our child PROTECTION services

OUR TEAM

Alan Brooks

Alan Brooks

Consultant

David Kendall

David Kendall

Partner

Emma Ward

Emma Ward

Paralegal

Natalie Pouya

Natalie Pouya

Associate Solicitor 

Rachel Carter

Rachel Carter

Partner

Victoria Harle

Victoria Harle 

Paralegal

Eleanor Ronson

Solicitor

Our DEVON Offices