Camilla specialises in representing parents in care proceedings from the initial involvement with social services to court proceedings. Camilla obtained her law degree and then completed her Legal Practice Course at Bournemouth University. Camilla prides herself on her supportive and empathetic approach towards clients.
I qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2020 and have worked in family law since 2015. I have a background in all areas of family law and now specialise in child care law. I have also previously worked at a Local Authority, so have an understanding of their processes and procedures.
I represent parents and family members within care proceedings initiated by Local Authorities. I have represented clients who are vulnerable, have learning difficulties and are victims of domestic abuse.
I am able to provide honest and carefully considered advice on all aspects of a client’s case, often at a highly emotive and stressful time.
Imogen is a Solicitor based in our Southampton office. Imogen represents parents and grandparents in care proceedings and pre-proceedings. Imogen previously worked as paralegal in our care team and has also completed a private family law seat during her training contract.
Imogen studied History at Kings College London and then undertook the Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law In Guildford. She is currently completing her Legal Practice Course part time alongside her training contract and will qualify as a Solicitor in September 2022.
Imogen has a professional and empathetic approach. She ensures that her clients feel supported throughout any process and is motivated to assist her clients in getting the best possible outcome.
Rita helps separating couples resolve disputes. She advises on all aspects that arise following the breakdown of a relationship, including divorce, financial settlement and children. She also advises on adoption and special guardianship applications.
She is committed to the Resolution Code of Practice promoting a constructive approach to resolving issues whilst considering the needs of the whole family and, in particular what is in the best interests of children. Rita’s conscientious approach to her work highlights her focus on each individual case and specifically what each client wants to achieve. This enables her to tailor the advice that is right for her clients and their family.
Rita qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 1990 and since then has practised wholly in family law. Rita joined the Child Law Partnership in 2008.
Rita is also an experienced collaborative lawyer adept at resolving family disputes away from the court process.
- Member and Accredited Specialist with Resolution – specialisms in Complex Financial and Property matters and Children Law
- Collaborative Family Lawyer
- Co-Chair of the Resolution Litigants in Person Committee
- Rita has written several articles in the Legalease Family Law Journal
Elizabeth is a highly experienced child care lawyer having specialised in child care law throughout her career, spanning a 20 year period now.
Liz represents children, parents and other family members in proceedings in all Courts whether the Family Proceedings, County or High Court, often receiving referrals other lawyers, CAFCASS and social services. She is also experienced in taking instructions directly from children when appropriate and does so in a sensitive way.
Liz prides herself as having an empathetic and child centred approach, giving sound and pragmatic advice in a way that is clear to understand, often cutting straight through what can seem a frightening and confusing time.
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.
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.