There are many and varied applications to be made in this area of child law. An increasing number of children are making applications themselves or are being separately represented in private law proceedings.
Members of the team have been involved in cases across the whole spectrum of possible applications and have acquired a high level of competence. Many of these cases prove to be particularly difficult and intractable, for instance when the parent with care is absolutely opposed to contact to the absent parent or in cases where there are allegations of abuse of the child and the police and social services have 'closed the case'.
Areas of disagreement may include child custody, arrangements for where the children should live or what time they should spend with each parent, specific issues such as schooling or medical treatment, or taking children aboard temporarily or permanently.
Our specialist family barristers also have experience of representing grandparents and other family members, complex and intractable disputes, enforcement of orders relating to children’s arrangements, and protecting children from publicity.
KBG's barristers have significant experience in urgent cases requiring injunctions, wardship or involving the inherent jurisdiction of the courts. They are leaders in the following fields of family law: child custody, parental abduction, adoption and surrogacy, the law relating to assisted conception, gay and lesbian co-parenting, and forced marriage.