Special Guardianship Order

Sophie represented a couple who sought the making of a Special Guardianship Order for a child currently residing with them. The nature of the case was complex as the applicant couple were family to the parents from whom the child was to be removed from. The case called for extreme sensitivity particularly as both parents of the child appeared in person.

Sophie’s representation enabled them to put their case convincingly to the court. The couple were successful in their application, and with the child’s long-term relationship with the parents in mind, a schedule of contact was agreed with the parents.