Public Access – Children

Children (private law)

We cover all the issues and disputes that may arise in respect of children including matters of parental responsibility, child arrangements (previously known as ‘residence and contact’ or ‘custody and access’), prohibited steps orders, specific issue orders and wardship proceedings.

Children (public law)

Whilst legal aid is often available for public law proceedings, we often act for those who cannot obtain legal aid, such as for relatives wanting to be involved in proceedings. We have particular expertise in very difficult and sensitive public law cases throughout the process, from the start of care proceedings to applications for adoptions.

International family law

We are experts in dealing with the international aspects of family law, from cross-border movement of children, including permission to take children abroad temporarily or permanently and child abduction, to enforcement of orders in respect of both children and finance cases.

Get in touch.

Clients are encouraged to contact one of our Clerks in the first instance to discuss the suitability of their matter for direct access and the availability of an appropriate direct access Barrister.

If it appears that it is appropriate for a Barrister to assist you, we will arrange for a preliminary telephone discussion with one of our Barristers. This discussion will not place any commitment upon you to continue with instructing via direct access.

If you require our professional and compassionate services in divorce and mediation or you would like additional advice, our dedicated Clerking team are available on 0113 200 2400 or email us at clerks@spirebarristers.co.uk. Alternatively, you can reach us by completing our contact form below.

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