Marie represented a very young Father who had discovered through DNA testing that he was the Father of a baby who is involved in care proceedings. The newborn baby was placed in the care of the Maternal Grandmother under an Interim Care Order while the Mother was assessed as to capacity to instruct Solicitors in … Continue reading
Marie represented the Father in a case where care proceedings were issued because of concerns of neglect. The children remained in the Father and the Mother’s care under an Interim Supervision Order whilst the proceedings were ongoing.
Representing a Mother in a Local Authority care case where there are concerns of drug use, neglect and domestic violence
Marie represented the Mother in a care case where the Local Authority sought to remove her three children from her care as a result of alleged drug use, neglect and domestic violence. The Children were placed (with the Mother’s agreement) in the care of the Grandmother, under an interim CAO, pending psychiatric assessments of both … Continue reading
Marie represented the Mother of a newborn baby. The Mother has had other children removed from her care and has drug and mental health issues. The older children are placed with their Father (who is separated from the Mother). The baby was removed into foster care, and an application was made for the Mother to … Continue reading
Marie represented a Father with significant disabilities, in a care case in respect of his two children. The Mother is learning disabled. The Father and Mother were presenting as a couple and sought the return of their children to their care. The children were in foster care under an interim care order throughout the proceedings. … Continue reading
Sandria acted for the Father in a case involving several children. The Mother’s new partner had remained unchecked by Social Services despite several referrals that the children were suffering neglect and possible physical abuse. Two older children moved out as a family arrangement with a paternal aunt. The two younger children, with a question mark … Continue reading
Sandria acted for the Second Father, in a case involving four children, two by one Father and two by her client. The Mother was involved with a new partner, who has a record of drug abuse, and refused to separate. All the children had been removed from the Mother and placed with other family members, … Continue reading
Marie acted for a Father in a care case where the Mother could no longer care for the child because of her health and physical disabilities. The Father had never met the child, and was unaware of his existence until contacted during the care proceedings. A number of assessments of family members were negative until … Continue reading
Michael represented the Father where proceedings had been issued in respect of six children from infant to teenage. The case had been ongoing for almost a year before the final hearing. The Local Authority’s concerns related to unhygienic, hazardous and unsafe home conditions, and the garden being regarded as unsafe and a health hazard because … Continue reading
Michael acted for the young Child in a Local Authority’s application for a care order. The Local Authority’s concerns related to drugs and alcohol use, neglect and domestic abuse between the parents, who had separated. Initially the Mother and Child were placed with relatives, but an Interim Care Order was subsequently granted and they were … Continue reading
Michael acted for the Father where the Local Authority had applied for a care order in respect of his first child, who was a young baby when the proceedings were commenced. The Mother had two other older children who had previously been removed from her care due to their failure to thrive, neglect of their … Continue reading
Marie represented the Father in a case where the children had been removed from him and his partner. The children were removed because of the parents’ drug use and mental health concerns. The Local Authority care plan was for the children to live with the Father’s parents under a Special Guardianship Order and have contact … Continue reading
Marie represented a Mother in a case where care proceedings had started because of concerns about the Mother’s alcohol misuse. The Mother was a foreign national with no right to remain in the UK. The children were placed in foster care, but after a hearing at Court the Mother was placed with her young children … Continue reading
Marie represented a Father in a case where the Local Authority had made an application for care orders as a result of one of the children’s allegation of sexual abuse against him. The parents had separated, the Father had left the home and the children remained with the Mother under an Interim Supervision Order. The … Continue reading
Marie represented the Mother of a new born baby. The Mother’s other children had been removed from her care and she had drug and mental health issues. The older children were placed with their Father (who is separated from the Mother). The baby was removed into foster care and an application was made for the … Continue reading
Marie represented an Aunt in a case where the children were removed from their parents due to allegations of physical abuse. The Children were placed with the Grandmother and Aunt and remained there under interim Child Arrangements Orders whilst the allegations were investigated and the family assessed. The Aunt is undergoing a Special Guardianship assessment … Continue reading
Cara acted for the Respondent Mother when an interim supervision order application was brought by the local authority, requesting immediate removal of three children from the Mother. Following Cara’s representation it was ordered that all children are to live with Mother under a supervision order and written agreement.
Cara acted for the Respondent Mother when an application was made by the local authority for an interim supervision order. The local authority was seeking for two of the children to live with their Father and the other to live with a maternal family member. The Mother was contesting the application, wishing for all children … Continue reading
Cara acted for the Mother in an application for an interim care order. The order itself was not opposed, however, separation was with certain directions also being sought. The interim care order made, separation was ordered in the interim with the Local Authority directed to continue searches for placements, and directions made.
Cara acted for the Respondent Mother in an Emergency protection order application, as the child was placed under a section 20 agreement and the Mother had inferred she was going to revoke her agreement. An Emergency protection order for 8 days was granted.
Corey acted for an intervenor in a public law/care case involving two children, which followed on from public law proceedings concerning five older children. All the children had special needs. Special guardianship to maternal uncle was recommended, but was not accepted by the Father. Fact finding and final hearing were combined, involving the Mother and … Continue reading
Marie represented a Father in a case where a new born baby was removed from his and his partner’s care because of concerns. Both parents went into a Parent and Child foster placement for a period of time and did well, but they separated as a couple and left the placement. They reunited afterwards, but … Continue reading
Michael represented one of two fathers in complex care proceedings involving several children from infancy to teens. The case involved complex relationships involving two mothers (M1 and M2) and two fathers (F1 and F2). Michael acted for the Father (F1) of the third child (referred to below as E). The local authority had been involved … Continue reading
Marie represents a Father in a case where a final order was made two years ago in respect of his two children for shared care. This involves them living with him and their Mother on an exactly 50/50 basis. The Mother made an application for a Specific Issue Order as a result of the Parents … Continue reading
Michael Batt represented the maternal grandmother in a case concerning a young child who was living with the mother and her partner, who is not the child’s father. Proceedings commenced following an anonymous referral to Social Services expressing concerns about bruises all over the child’s body, possibly caused by the mother’s partner, and that the … Continue reading
Marie represented a Father in a case where the Local Authority had applied for a Care Order in respect of his two children. The children were living with the Mother under an Interim Supervision Order, but there were concerns about the Mother’s drug use, neglect and emotional harm, and assessments were on-going. The Father sought … Continue reading
Marie represented a Father whose child had been removed from the Mother because of concerns about her parenting as a result of her mental health issues. He had not had contact with the child for several years because of the acrimony between the Parties and difficulties with the Mother abiding by agreements for contact. The … Continue reading