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Child Care Law

Child care law requires specialist legal expertise and if you have an issue that you need to discuss with one of our nationally recognised expert child care lawyers, you can contact our child care department who will be happy to take the time to discuss your case. We will carefully explain in a straightforward and sympathetic manner, the legal processes involved or any legal jargon that relates to your situation plus any of the steps we think you should take to resolve your issue.

We realise that you may be contacting us during a difficult time and whatever your child care matter is concerning or however complex it may be, we are here to help.

Please get in touch with our specialist child care law team today, call 023 9244 8100 or make an online enquiry.

Our Child Care Law Legal Services

We offer legal advice and services relating to a wide range of child care law and family matters, including:

  • Disputes relating to where a child should live
  • Disputes relating to with whom a child should have contact
  • Applications by the Local Authority for care, supervision orders, adoption, or special guardianship
  • Disputes relating to changing a child’s name

Patience and understanding are the key requirements when dealing with children. Our children’s solicitor, Mark Tooley, approaches each case with a level of understanding only achievable by specialising in Child Law. He is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel thereby recognising his experience and expertise in representing children and he is supported by an expert child care law team.


Child Care Proceedings

The experienced child care lawyers at Larcomes have the knowledge and expertise required to deal with sensitive child care proceedings. We can represent guardians, children and parents in all areas of public law proceedings including:

  • Supervision Orders
  • Child Arrangement Orders
  • Secure Accommodation
  • Wardship
  • Special Guardianship
  • Adoption
  • Protection Orders
  • Defending Allegations
  • Grandparent’s adoptions

Cases of this nature can be extremely complex and stressful for those involved. Our child care solicitors work closely with our court of protection team and together they will find the right solution for you and your family’s legal issue, guiding you through the process every step of the way.

We also have considerable expertise in applications to the Court of Protection for the appointment of a deputy, acting as professional deputy, lasting powers of attorney, care provision and entitlement to legal aid.


Expert Child Care Law Solicitors

Regardless of the complexity of your child care law matter or dispute, our solicitors in Portsmouth and Waterlooville, have the knowledge, empathy and expertise to help. We will explain all the options available to you, ensure you are aware of the costs involved including the option of legal aid if appropriate, guiding and supporting you through every step of the process.

Remember you can talk to us in complete confidence and gain reassurance from speaking to someone who understands your situation.