Marie Crawford represents Mother in Public Children Proceedings

Case Summary

Marie represents a survivor of serious domestic abuse where he ex-partner had retained their child. She continued to have contact with the child until he made it impossible for her with threats etc and the contact dwindled. Her ex-partner then went on to marry and have further children, however his abusive and violent behaviour continued and those children, including Marie’s client’s child were removed into local authority care.

Marie’s client is now starting to slowly and carefully, and with professional help, build up her relationship with her child who did not know she was his biological mother.


Mother pursuing contact with child she had lost contact with as a result of an abusive partner and building relationship up, now child is in care as result of the ex-partner’s violent relationship with new partner.