It is a sad fact of life that sometimes Social Services have to become involved with families who cannot cope or are not looking after children properly. It is an even sadder fact of life that children are sometimes abused and hurt by the people that they trust most.
At Baxter Harries we have many years of experience of representing parents, other family members or carers and children themselves in Care Proceedings. We know how stressful and distressing it can be for everyone concerned and we have a proven ability to act professionally and objectively whilst remaining empathic and sensitive.
Care Proceedings can be very complicated, often involving expert opinion from medical experts, psychologists, psychiatrists and parenting experts. We are able to guide you through this maze of complexity and to give you considered advice about your options and the way forward in the short and the long terms.
We also believe that it is important for our clients to have continuity of representation and wherever possible we try to ensure that one of us – usually the solicitor dealing with your case – will see you in the office and represent you at Court. We are very experienced advocates, often conducting lengthy and complex trials and have achieved accreditation to appear in all the Civil Courts in England and Wales (Family Proceedings Court, County Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court). We are therefore very well placed to offer our Court expertise as part of a seamless service.