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Practice Areas

The members of these specialist groups pride themselves on always striving to offer a first class service to professional and lay clients alike. Members of the groups are conscious of the need to marry a sensitive approach for lay clients with a professional service for our instructing solicitors.
Child Law

The members of the Child Law practice group are acutely aware of how stressful litigation in this area can be for lay clients. All members pride themselves in the pragmatic advice and sensitive approach that they offer to clients, together with high quality representation.

Members of the Child Law practice group regularly appear in all levels of court ranging from the Family Proceedings Court to the Court of Appeal and deal with cases of varying levels of complexity. They are available to assist professional clients at all stages of a case including the drafting of court documents, if instructed, together with advising in conference.

Members of this group specialise in the following areas of the law relating to children:

Public Law
- applications for care/supervision orders (interim and final)
- emergency protection orders
- secure accomodation orders
- education supervision orders
- adoption
- section 38(6) applications
- section 34 applications

Private Law
- contact and residence (now called child arrangement orders)
- parental responsibility
- specific issue
- prohibited steps
- section 91(14) applications
- special guardianship
- international abduction/removal

Members of this group

Maria Savvides
Robert Pettitt
Lisa Stephens
Joseph Woolley
Lydia Bonnefoy-Jenkinson
Gareth Hutton
Joshua Longhorne
Alexander Ormiston
Henry Pargeter
Francesca Wilderspin

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