Care proceedings where Mother had mental health issues

Christopher acting for a mother at the final hearing and on appeal where a Care Order had been sought as the result of his client’s neglect of her older children and of concerns about her mental health.

This case involved Christopher’s particular skills in:

  • acting for vulnerable clients with mental health issues
  • ensuring his clients are fully engaged with all stages of the legal process
  • dealing with sensitive issues relating to care of children

Christopher persuaded the trial judge to make a Supervision Order rather than a Care Order and successfully resisted the appeal in the Court of Appeal.