We have considerable experience in representing parents, children, relatives, local authorities, prospective adopters, step-parents, foster parents, officers of CAFCASS and the Official Solicitor in these proceedings and we are dedicated to providing a high level of service to all our clients.
We recognise the importance to our clients in maintaining consistency of representation throughout the often-lengthy and invariably difficult court process, and our clerks conscientiously ensure that this is achieved wherever possible. Solicitors representing any party in care or other public child-care or adoption matters are welcome to seek advice from us at any stage by telephone, e-mail or in writing. We like to work closely with solicitors in preparing their clients for the hearing and outcome.
The Family Graduated Fee Scheme, which has substantial impact on remuneration in this area, does not affect our deep commitment to this field of practice at all levels of seniority within chambers. Members have extensive experience in the following areas:
• Care Orders
• Supervision Orders
• Contact applications involving children in care
• Human Rights Act 1998 and the care process
• Emergency applications and injunctions (including anti-publicity injunctions, medical treatment)
• Judicial Review
• Public interest immunity and disclosure
• Secure Accommodation
• Wardship and the Inherent Jurisdiction
• Medico-legal aspects of care proceedings
• Sexual Abuse
• Fabricated or induced Illness
Legal 500 2022 edition - Tier 3 Set of Chambers
The family team at KBG Chambers has 'real depth and breadth of talent'. The 'fearless advocate' Jonathon Bosanko is 'the to-go-to person for financial dispute resolution', with established expertise in handling a range of matrimonial finance cases; 'a leader in the field', in the words of an instructing solicitor. Daniel Swan acts for local authorities, guardians and parents in complex public children law matters, and Charlotte Ash, who 'works diligently and is so meticulous in her approach', is instructed in complex hearings involving allegations of extremely serious abuse against both parents and children.
If you would like more information about members of our Care & Adoption team please contact Colin Palmer, Yvonne Simmons, Lizzie Crothers or Emily Veitch on 01752 221551