Steph completed her qualification with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) in 2012 and is currently in the process of completing a portfolio of work in order to be recognised as a Fellow.

Steph has worked with local law firms since leaving college aged 18 and now specialises in Family Law. She has experience in dealing with private law matters such as divorce and child arrangements however she is now focusing her attention on dealing with public law matters i.e. care proceedings. Steph represents parents and other family members within care proceedings brought by Local Authorities. Steph also represents clients during the pre-proceedings process (known as PLO).

Steph strives to keep her clients updated at all times throughout their case so that they understand what is happening and why. She is empathetic and approachable and will always do what she can to try and achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.

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Mohima qualified as a solicitor in April 2013. She has a background in all areas of family law and now specialises in child care law. She represents parents and family members within care proceedings initiated by Local Authorities.

Mohima has experience in dealing with complex cases involving allegations of non-accidental injuries, sexual and physical abuse and cases involving neglect and domestic abuse. She has represented clients who are vulnerable and have learning difficulties.

Mohima regularly appears at Court and undertakes her own advocacy to ensure her client’s interests are represented.

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Having formed CLP in 2001, Philip stepped back in 2020 and now works on a consultancy basis for the firm whilst pursuing outside interests.

Philip is an experienced family law solicitor and advocate who has focused on representing children, parents and their wider family members in public law proceeding exclusively for over 30 years.

Philip has wide experience of the most complex care proceedings such as non- accidental injury and sexual abuse and is particularly interested in representing teenagers and adolescents who are considered competent to be able to instruct their own solicitor.

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Hannah specialises in representing parents and children involved in care proceedings from the initial involvement with social services to court proceedings. Hannah obtained her law degree and then completed her Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School. Hannah is empathetic and supportive towards her clients. She prides herself on her attention to detail and providing quality client care. Hannah is accredited by the Law Society as a member of the Children Panel.

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Justin is an experienced child care lawyer having specialised in child care law throughout his career. Having attended the Guildford College of Law, Justin qualified in 1992 moving to Southampton to set up the child care department in one of the South’s premier law firms becoming a member of the Children Panel in 1997. Justin later went on to set up his own practice before joining Child Law Partnership in February 2013.

Born in Hayes, Justin had the opportunity to travel during his childhood and lived in the United States for a short while, returning to England taking the long way round.

Justin represents parents, children and extended family members in proceedings in all courts whether the Family Proceedings, County or High Court, often receiving referrals from fellow lawyers, CAFCASS and social services, taking instructions direct from children when appropriate. He has experience in complicated care cases involving complex medical issues, as well as dealings with the press and was reported in the leading case on media publication of the details of children in court proceedings.

Justin is recognised as having an empathetic and child centred approach, giving sound and pragmatic advice.

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