When authorities become concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child, the local authority may start a process known as ‘care proceedings’, making decisions about their welfare and, for the family, it can be a confusing and stressful time.
Perhaps you are in a situation where you are faced with a child protection matter, or you’re contemplating what to do when you think a child’s at risk. Serious issues such as these, plus claiming child benefit, adopting a child and a child’s legal rights are all areas that accredited Children Law specialists can support.
When a child’s involved, it’s crucial to get the highest quality legal advice available. There may be a range of issue to address, such as working out arrangements for children during a divorce, child support and your rights to see your children.
QualitySolicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby is already well-known within North Lincolnshire as a law firm that provides expert legal advice in child-related law. However, its latest development means that the family Law team is going from strength to strength, with an impressive number of three Law Society Accredited Children Lawyers, now based at its Laneham Street practice, in Scunthorpe. As a result three of the legal team can now act for children as well as adults.
Associate Solicitor, Helen Chapman is the latest member of the firm’s Family Law Team to achieve this prestigious quality mark for legal professionals. She joins Associate Solicitor, Chris Evans and Partner, Sue Rands. Sue is also an Advanced Member of the Law Society Family Law Accreditation Scheme and a licensed chaperone for children.
Sue Rands, who has been a member of the children Panel for over 16 years, said: “Helen joins Chris Evans and I in an exclusive membership. The three of us are truly committed to making childrens’ lives better.”
Legal professionals undergo a rigorous process to become accredited, including demonstrating superior experience, knowledge and best practice in children-related law.
Chris Raby also commented: Helen joined the firm 3 years ago and has become very accomplished in children cases. It was a natural step for Helen to apply to become a member of the Children Panel and we were delighted when she achieved the accreditation.”
Helen concluded: I’m extremely proud to become a member of such a prestigious Panel. I ‘m confident that my level of expertise in dealing with both children and adults in Children Act proceedings, add value to a very well established, highly regarded and specialist Family Law team at QualitySolicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby.”