Corey Mills's Public Law Children Cases

Special guardianship order to maternal uncle

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

Support for a Mother to retain care of children

Corey represented the respondent Mother in care proceedings based on chronic neglect, and actual and threatened emotional and physical harm to three children. The parents both have learning disabilities, and possibly undiagnosed cognitive disabilities. A Part 25 application was made for a PAMS (Parenting Assessment Manual Software) trained independent social work parenting assessment. Since there Continue reading

Special Guardianship for a grandparent

Corey acted for a paternal grandfather in care proceedings brought against parents who had substance misuse and parenting issues. Corey met the grandfather at the first hearing, and stayed with the case all the way through to final hearing. He explained and supported the client through the process of becoming a party to the case, Continue reading

Designating a Local Authority.

Corey acted for one of three Local Authorities in care proceedings, where the mother had mental health issues. The main issue was which Local Authority had responsibility for the case, whether by reason of the mother’s ordinary residence, or because of the area in which her behaviour had deteriorated. The case required legal research and Continue reading

Child neglect/Resisting a Care Order

Corey acted for a client with substance misuse issues who was the father of three children who were made the subject of care proceedings. His client was accused of domestic violence, substance misuse and criminality. The mother had mental health difficulties and a child by a subsequent partner. Corey was able to work with his Continue reading

Reuniting a family after unexpected death in foster care

Corey acted for the father of two young children taken into interim care on basis of alleged domestic violence and neglect. The youngest child died unexpectedly in foster care from an unexplained cause, and the case transferred to High Court. Despite their grief, and with Corey’s support, both parents, who remained together, undertook various courses Continue reading

Keeping children within the extended family

Corey acted for a single young mother of two children, one autistic with ADHD, both of whom the local authority wanted taken into care on basis of the mother’s alleged inability to cope. Corey was able to communicate with this vulnerable client sensitively and effectively, and guided her through the complex trial and appeal processes. Continue reading