Case Summary Marie is representing a father she acted for in protracted contact proceedings 4 years ago. There were issues of implacable hostility and parental alienation by the mother, which resulted in a 16.4 Guardian being appointed and an expert child psychiatrist completing an assessment of the child and the parents. Those proceedings eventually resulted … Continue reading
CASE SUMMARY A Court Listing Issue Kevin was instructed by solicitors to represent a parent in family proceedings where there was an issue between the parents as to what child arrangements would be in the best interests of the child. The parents were not able to resolve the issues and so the court listed … Continue reading
The father obtained a ‘spend time with’ order in respect of his two children, whilst still living in England. The mother failed on occasions to comply with the order. The father then applied for a shared live with order. During the course of these court proceedings, the father moved abroad to a distant Hague Convention … Continue reading
Kevin represented the father of a young child who was accused of among other things, abusing his own child. The family court heard evidence in order to determine whether the allegation was true. The court was persuaded that there was insufficient reliable evidence to prove the allegation.
I recently represented the mother of two children who had left the family home with the children following domestic abuse. The father remained in the family home. The mother and children were living in difficult circumstances and were desperate to return to the family home. The mother issued an application for an injunction against the … Continue reading
Marie represented a Mother in an application where her ex-partner, who is the Father of their child, had made an application to enforce a CAO for him to spend time with the child, made by consent last year. The order provided for contact to be ‘supported’ at a contact centre, however, the Mother was not … Continue reading
Michael acted for the Special Guardians under Direct Access in a complex case which ran for nearly five years and involved CAO, contact and an application to discharge SGO. Breach of PSO was made by the court of its own motion during course of the proceedings. Application for order under section 91(14) CA. A Special … Continue reading
Marie acted for a Mother in an application where her former partner, the Father of their child, had made an application to enforce a CAO for him to spend time with the child, made by consent last year. The order provided for contact to be ‘supported’ at a contact centre, however, the Mother was … Continue reading
Marie represents the Mother in a case where the children have been seeing their Father on a supervised basis over a number of years, after the end of the parties’ relationship. This was as a result of concerns about his alcohol misuse, as well as domestic abuse allegations. At the FHDRA the court listed the … Continue reading
Marie represented the Mother in a case where the children have been seeing their Father on a supervised basis over a number of years, after the end of the parties’ relationship. This was as a result of concerns about his alcohol misuse and domestic abuse allegations. At the FHDRA the court listed the matter for … Continue reading
Melanie successfully represented the grandparents in an application for permission to make an application for a Child Arrangements Order. The matter was listed for a fully contested hearing. The fully contested hearing was vacated and a final Child Arrangements Order was negotiated and agreed by consent.
John acted for the respondent Mother following threats to the safety of the parties and the child. His representation involved him in liaising with the Police, the opponent, the Local Authority, and schools. He successfully negotiated a favourable settlement on behalf of his client.
Melanie represented a Father who did shift work and had no control over his rotas. The children’s Mother insisted he must have set contact times with his children or miss out on seeing them. Melanie was able to advise and represent the Father, and negotiated with the Mother on his behalf at court. Her careful … Continue reading
Melanie represented a Mother in a situation where both the parents worked full-time and were trying to find a way of facilitating contact and handovers around the children’s routines and the parents’ work commitments. Melanie’s excellent negotiation skills result in an order being negotiated with the Father and agreed before court which maximised the Mother’s … Continue reading
Melanie represented a Mother where the Father had refused to return the children after contact, claiming they now wished to reside with him and making allegations about the Mother’s care of the children. Melanie was able to help, support and advise her distressed client through the process, leading to the children eventually being returned to … Continue reading
Holly represented a father who sought a Child Arrangements Order for his child to live with him. The young child had previously lived with the Mother, but ongoing concerns about the violent relationships that she was in meant that the Father took over the child’s care. The Mother sought the return of the child to … Continue reading