Resolving long-running contact proceedings

Sophie has acted for a mother in long-running proceedings, who wished to arrange contact between her child and the father.  The case turned on issues surrounding both the mother’s and father’s mental health and medical difficulties. Both parents had a history of depression and suicide attempts.

Due to her experience in representing parties with mental health difficulties, Sophie was able to ensure that her client remained calm, well-informed and comfortable within the proceedings. Thanks to Sophie’s sensitive handling of negotiations, the matter was settled just before the final hearing by consent, ensuring both parties were happy with the outcome.