Melanie Andrews's Public Law Children Cases

Representing a child in Care Proceedings

Melanie acted for a 15 year old with subtle but far-reaching speech and language difficulties. The child had very poor impulse control, low inhibitions, repeatedly self-harmed and absconded from both home and foster care placements. In an extreme decision the child was placed into a Detention Centre for her own safety for 6 months overall, Continue reading

Roma Slovakian parents

Melanie acted for Roma Slovakian parents at Court in a trial involving the use of translators, cultural and jurisdictional issues, and a child with disabilities. She successfully obtained an order that the child be retained under a supervision order.