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.
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.
Henry is a paralegal based in our Southampton office, but meeting with clients across all of our offices. Henry covers case work matters including protective injunctions, private children act matters, and other legal aid matters. Henry can assist with initial advice before or in ongoing proceedings and advocacy.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Laws at City University in London Henry began working for a private family firm in central London. There he became the sole fee earner on an ever-growing number of family matters while gaining daily advocating experience. Now, Henry thoroughly enjoys his role with Child Law Partnership and the opportunity to manage, progress and complete his own cases. Henry prides himself on his empathetic approach, while remaining pragmatic and direct.
Beth graduated with a Law degree from the University of Plymouth in 2019, before completing her Legal Practice Course and Masters degree at the University of Law in 2020.
Beth has a good understanding of care proceedings having been a paralegal for a year prior to the commencement of her training contract. During this time, Beth represented parents during the pre-proceedings process and continues to do so regularly. Beth now represents parents in court proceedings and can conduct her own advocacy.
Beth prides herself on being empathetic and approachable. She is motivated in getting the best possible outcome for her clients and strives to ensure that her clients feel supported throughout any proceedings.
Emily has practised Child Law for in excess of 20 years and specialises in all aspects of care proceedings, emergency protection orders, special guardianship, deprivation of liberty of children, and adoption. Emily has a broad client base and is highly regarded for her work across Surrey, Kent and West Sussex. Emily applies a dedicated and “no nonsense” approach to her clients and her work, whilst also recognising the difficulties many families face and the need for empathy and understanding.
Emily qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and has been an accredited Member of the Law Society’s Children Panel since 2009. A great number of Emily’s clients are recommended to her by both parents and professionals.
Emily has extensive experience of representing teenagers and older children in the most difficult of circumstances. Emily is an experienced court advocate and has considerable experience of many complex cases to include Non-Accidental Injury where there are concurrent criminal proceedings and Fabricated and Induced Illness cases.
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.
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.
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.
Sam is currently studying for a degree in Law at the University of the West of England, graduating in Summer 2020. Sam began his career in Family Law in the Autumn of 2019, and will be commencing the Legal Practice Course at the conclusion of his degree. Sam prides himself on being empathetic and approachable, whilst remaining pragmatic and direct.
Outside of work Sam is a keen brass player, participating in multiple bands competing on the Southern Counties circuit.