Sophie Gray's Children - Private Law (CAP) Cases

Opposing a relocation

Sophie was recently instructed by a Father in internal-relocation proceedings. The Mother of the children hoped to move away from the local area and relocate with her children several hours’ journey away, with a view to being closer to the maternal side of the family and her new partner. This proposed move was opposed by Continue reading

Preventing a Father from removing a child from a Mother

Sophie represented a Mother involved in private child proceedings. The applicant Father sought a child arrangements order that the child live with him, and had raised a number of concerns against the Mother including emotional neglect and implacable hostility. He also raised a physical risk posed by the Mother’s ex-partner due to previous domestic violence Continue reading

Supporting a father as primary carer

Sophie is regularly instructed by both mothers and fathers for a variety of applications. On this occasion, Sophie faced an unusual situation where the applicant father had given up work and become primary carer to his two young children. Following the breakdown of his relationship with the mother of the children, the father wanted to Continue reading

Resolving issues preventing a father’s contact

Sophie was recently instructed by a father at the first stage of his application for a child arrangements order. Her client had a number of criminal convictions in relation to the mother and on this basis the mother had withheld contact for approximately two years. The mother had concerns that the father had anger issues Continue reading

Resolving long-running contact proceedings

Sophie has acted for a mother in long-running proceedings, who wished to arrange contact between her child and the father.  The case turned on issues surrounding both the mother’s and father’s mental health and medical difficulties. Both parents had a history of depression and suicide attempts. Due to her experience in representing parties with mental Continue reading