Becket Chambers provides advice and representation in all cases concerning the arrangements for children (formerly known as contact and residence). Our experienced Family Law team frequently deals with disputes between parents or other family members where contact has broken down.
We act in cases where parents have separated or are in the process of separating, and cannot agree, for example, who the child should live with or what periods of time the child should spend with the other parent. These cases may equally arise from differences of opinion or from allegations against a parent of domestic violence, physical, emotional or sexual abuse or of alcohol or substance abuse.
We are also experienced in cases where a parent wants to move abroad or to another part of the country with the child, or where there are disagreements concerning aspects of a child’s upbringing such as education or religion.
- Disputes over schooling
- Enforcing visiting rights
- International relocation applications
- Medical treatment
- Parental responsibility orders
- Shared care agreements
- Supervised visiting arrangements
These cases often involve allegations and counter-allegations as well as high levels of hostility. Many of our Barristers specialising in these areas are parents themselves, and have built their reputations on their sensitive approach to these emotionally charged cases involving the future care and wellbeing of children.