Care & Adoption

Our family law team act for all parties including parents, children or the Local Authorities themselves, as well as others, such as grandparents, who can become involved when Local Authorities (Social Services) take proceedings with a view to the court making orders which may result in a child being permanently removed from their birth family such as Care, Adoption or Supervision Orders.
East Anglian Chambers family law barristers provide advice and representation at all stages of proceedings, from urgent applications such as Emergency Protection Orders, or short notice interim hearings, through all stages of case management, through to final hearings and appeals.

The family law team has extensive experience in all public law matters including cases involving allegations of non-accidental injury, sexual abuse, neglect, drug and alcohol addiction, mental health issues, and volatile relationships between adults where the children are ‘caught in the crossfire’ of domestic abuse.

The family law team has extensive experience of cases where due to the vulnerability of a party there is a need for consideration of additional measures to enable them to effectively participate in the proceedings such as use of an intermediary to assist communication or the involvement of the official solicitor, where capacity is an issue.

We can represent clients at all stages, including pre-proceedings, up to and including appeal. We like to work closely with solicitors who are welcome to contact us at any stage of proceedings.

We can advise and represent you in connection with applications for contact with children in care and in applications to discharge care orders.

We are also experienced in dealing with applications made by Social Services for Placement Orders and can advise and represent in subsequent adoption proceedings.

We recognise the importance to clients in being represented by the same advocate throughout this often long and difficult process. Our clerks work hard to ensure that this can be possible.

Please call us now on 01473 214481 and speak to a member of our Clerking Team for further advice and assistance on the issue of Care & Adoption or any other family law matter.