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Care Proceedings - Coronavirus Update

We are still open and here for you.

Although our offices are now closed to clients, the majority of the Care team are now working successfully from home, with full access to the systems they need, so minimal disruption to our service is anticipated.  We also have access to Skype and WhatsApp to assist with communications.

In the current national emergency we are doing everything we can to prepare your case and represent you in court, however, the way we do this has had to change.

We will send copies of evidence and documents to you by email where possible. Please use email or messaging and send us copies of documents electronically, you can use a scanning App such as Microsoft Office Lens on your phone to send us clear pictures of paper documents.

The Courts are now closed to the public and hearings will normally be by phone or video.  Your hearing may be postponed and we will tell you if/how your hearing will take place as soon as possible, but this is often subject to change. 

Your case and your family are very important to us, we will do everything possible to continue to represent you. If you have questions about your case please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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Care Proceedings Advice

The people who hold the parental responsibility of the child have the right to decide how a child is raised and cared for.

Generally, we represent parents and children in care proceedings but sometimes we represent grandparents or foster parents. Our approach is to focus on the welfare of the child and to help you understand how the Courts make decisions in these types of cases.

We cannot stress how important it is to seek advice from specialist family lawyers who have experience even if you believe you can handle the situation. Circumstances can change quickly and the local authorities and social services can apply to the court to overrule you as a carer for your child.  This would only happen on the ground that they believe the child is at risk of harm in their current home however the family courts do not take risks and may give power to the local authority even if it is a provisional basis. Do not take the risk our specialist team would be able to represent you and support you through this process.

Care Proceeding Experts

Several of our care solicitors are on the Law Society's Children Panel. Only solicitors who meet the Law Society’s exacting accreditation requirements are permitted to join the Children Panel and represent children in public law care proceedings. Your skills, knowledge and experience are rigorously and independently assessed in order to achieve this accreditation status. This means that you know you are dealing with the very best.

Our experts in care proceedings can provide you with support and guidance throughout the care proceeding's process.

We have offices in Chesterfield, Sheffield, Dronfield, Mansfield and Nottingham.

Care Proceedings

97% of our clients would recommend us to a friend
(Ongoing Client Survey)

Thankyou Helena Downing for all your excellent service.

Mr & Mrs W, Alfreton

The family department at Banner Jones have just completed the legal arrangements in respect of my divorce. The service I received was exemplary and I wanted to write to you to let you know this. I have been pretty constrained in relation to availability to meet and most of our business has been done over email which I appreciated. Responses have been very timely, updates provided regularly, deadlines hit and fees reasonable. I contrast this with the service provided by a large law firm in Sheffield in the early part of the year and your approach and that of your staff to customer services, in my view, sets your firm apart. Your firm came to me through personal recommendation by a friend and I shall be happy to do the same. Thank you again.

Mr C, Sheffield

Thanks for your assistance with my case, your advice has been invaluable, and I would certainly recommend Banner Jones to my family and friends.

Mr P Sheffield

We would like to thank our solicitor acting for us Richard, he did a great job and was very easy to speak to and very friendly. Extremely professional and we would use him again in the future.

Mr & Mrs S, Sheffield

Can’t thank Mr Dawes enough for everything, and for explaining things to me. Lovely man. Would use the company again. Friendly, nice, understanding and on time for appointments too.

Ms J, Mansfield

Helena I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing in us. Without you I don't know what we would have done. 

Mr & Mrs R, Chesterfeld

Very efficient, friendly and professional. We would definitely recommend to friends and family. They made the whole experience problem free.

Mrs W, Mansfield

We’re really grateful for the work you did for us. 10 out of 10!

Mr & Mrs S, Bridlington

Very easy to make appointments, very personal service from all people at Banner Jones, my solicitor was very friendly and put me at ease. If I needed a solicitor again, Banner Jones would be the first on my list.

Mr C, Dronfield

Brilliant service, kept well informed all the way through the process. Would definitely recommend.

Miss H, Nottinghamshire

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