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Family Law

Children & Family Proceedings Solicitors

Our Solicitors provide sound advice in a sensitive way in this often difficult aspect of separation. We can advise in relation to Residence and Contact Orders, to include shared care arrangements, as well as Prohibited Steps and Specific Issue Orders.

We also specialise in advising Grandparents and other family members caring for children in a variety of situations, to include applications for Special Guardianship Orders.

Care Proceedings

We specialise in care proceedings, when Social Services have become involved with a family and have issued a Court application in relation to children of the family. We offer advice to parents, extended family members and interveners to the proceedings, as well as representation of the children subject to the Court application.

Public Funding, commonly known as Legal Aid, is available to parents and individuals with parental responsibility in these types of proceedings.


Our experienced Solicitor, Miss McNeil, is able to advise on the process of Adoption of Children, including step-parent Adoption. Miss McNeil has dealt with a variety of such cases, including Adoptions with an international element.

Get in touch with our children law solicitors

Please contact us if would like any further information. Contact our solicitors in Ashford, Cranbrook or Hythe or give us a call. 

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      • Senior Solicitor - Head of Child Care Department
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