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What would you do if your child was not returned to you after spending time with the other parent?

By |2017-02-13T17:05:22+01:00February 13th, 2017|Categories: Family Law, News|

Unfortunately there are occasions when a child is not returned by a parent following contact. What would you do in that situation? You may have no idea how to get the child returned when all attempts [...]

Special Guardianship Order Assessments – what are they looking for?

By |2021-08-20T14:21:18+01:00February 8th, 2017|Categories: Child Care Law, Family Law, News|

In my last blog, I wrote about the legal effect of special guardianship orders. Today, I’m going to talk about what the Local Authority considers in carrying out a special guardianship order assessment. Before the [...]

Challenging a negative viability assessment

By |2021-08-20T14:26:13+01:00February 5th, 2017|Categories: Child Care Law, Family Law|

When members of an extended family put themselves forward to care for children, the Local Authority will almost always agree to carry out a ‘viability’ assessment of them. This is usually a fairly quick piece [...]

Introducing our newest team member…….Rebecca Shenton

By |2017-01-23T10:39:23+01:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Child Care Law, Family Law|

Happy Monday everyone…. I am charged this week with introducing myself and also hopefully bringing some useful information to you all! I am the newest member of the team here at King Street. I am [...]

Changes to Legal Aid for Domestic Violence victims ruled “Invalid”

By |2017-02-01T16:12:16+01:00February 25th, 2016|Categories: Family Law|

At last, the news we have been waiting for! The Court of Appeal has quashed restrictions on obtaining legal aid in family court cases. Victims of domestic violence will now have more support in taking [...]