Children Law

“Thank you to you for all your advice and guidance throughout this process. You’ve made it all a lot less painful than it could have been, and I really appreciate that.”

Client, 2023

Calm, discreet help

Our clients value the clear, balanced guidance we provide when difficulties arise concerning their younger family members.

This area of family law can be the most stressful for our clients. The children law solicitors at Wilsons pride themselves on working with our clients to offer urgent, pragmatic advice in children matters, enabling our clients to make good, child focussed decisions, from our specialist advice.

The family team at Wilsons are members of Resolution and committed to their code of practice, that promotes a constructive approach to family issues, considering the needs of the whole family, particularly in children cases.  Our clients value the clear, balanced advice we provide, and we are committed to supporting parents to try to agree arrangements between themselves in the first instance. Where this is not possible for arrangements to be agreed directly between parents, the alternatives are alternative dispute resolution such as mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law.  If an agreement cannot be reached through any of these processes, depending on the facts of the case, it might be necessary to issue court proceedings.

We advise on all areas of children law. This includes child arrangements or disputes over which school should a child attend, what medical treatment they should receive. Sometimes, it is necessary to take urgent steps in dispute about where a child should live or what the child arrangements should look like. Our children law solicitors are accustomed to taking decisive action in children cases where timing is everything and the early intervention of the courts can be decisive in the outcome of the case. Our team also advise on internal and external relocation, where one parent wishes to move away with a child or where one parent is concerned a child might be taken out of the jurisdiction without their consent.  We provide urgent advice, coupling our expertise with a sensitive, responsive approach.

These matters are often very urgent so please use the form below if you need advice straightaway or contact the family team directly.