At MB Law Ltd Solicitors, we aim to provide a wide range of legal advice covering all areas of Family Law. Our Family team comprises of experienced solicitors, Trainee solicitors and Paralegals who take on all levels of work and thrive to assist members of community in all aspects of matrimonial difficulties.
Our Child Care department approaches each case with understanding and empathy to assist the difficult and emotional proceedings involving parents and their children. Public Funding is readily available to all parents and is non means and merits tested provided that the court proceedings have been issued by the Local Authority. Public Funding is also considered for Grandparents who may wish to be involved in such proceedings to care for their grandchildren. However, this is means and merits tested. We also assist pre proceedings meetings which is referred to as the Public Law Outline procedure. Legal Help is offered to parents who received the Notice of Intention letter from the social services and require to be represented at the Public Law outline meeting. It is crucial that parents are legally represented at these meetings to prevent the need for the authorities to issue court proceedings. Public Law Proceedings usually involve local authorities initiating court proceedings in respect of the child/children concerned where they have concerns about their welfare, where the child is at a risk of harm or has been harmed. The proceedings often include where the Local Authority have applied for a Police/Emergency Protection Order, a Care Order, Supervision Order or a Section 20 agreement. The following orders are the most commons orders sought by the Local Authority: