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Our offices are now open for appointments and documents can be dropped off should you need to bring them in. We will still however send copies of evidence and documents to you by email where possible.  Should you wish to 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 majority of the Care Proceeding Court hearings have moved to phone or video calls. If your hearing is postponed for any reason, 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.

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

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

Thankyou Helena Downing for all your excellent service.

Mr & Mrs W, Alfreton

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

Cannot fault the service, efficient, prompt and cautious. Matters explained very well and clearly. Pleasantly surprised.

Mr & Mrs D, Mansfield

Service provided was excellent. All the staff were very helpful, considerate and professional. I would highly recommend to friends and family.

Mr W, Nottinghamshire

Thank you Helena for all of your help and support. We have one very happy boy again.

Mr & Mrs L, Chesterfield

 

Thanks for everything Helena you are a legend.

Mr. B, Rotherham

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