Elizabeth

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.

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Karen

Karen is a highly successful lawyer at Child Law Partnership, specialising in proceedings relating to children, particularly care proceedings. Karen believes her success is as a result of her empathetic nature and her commitment to communicating with clarity and honesty.

Karen has extensive knowledge in all issues surrounding family law, having practised for over 12 years in this specialist subject area. Karen qualified as a solicitor in 1991, and has proven success in the field, with many of her clients coming from recommendations and previous client referrals.

Member of Association of Lawyers for Children.
Member of Law Society Children Panel

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Hannah

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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Charlotte

A member of the Law Society’s Children Panel, Charlotte specialises in child care law and regularly represents parents and other family members in all stages of public law, from initial Local Authority involvement to court proceedings.

Charlotte also has a wealth of experience dealing with matters involving domestic abuse, regularly receiving referrals from several domestic abuse support agencies.

Charlotte is an approachable and honest lawyer who works tenaciously to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.

Charlotte is a strong advocate who regularly receives referrals from various support agencies, local authorities and other lawyers.

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Natasha

Natasha joined Child Law Partnership in 2016. She qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and initially undertook all areas of family work until specialising in children matters in 2004.

Natasha represents parents, children, grandparents and those who are vulnerable and require additional assistance. She also has experience representing local authority’s which assists in being able to consider clients cases from all angles and provide comprehensive advice.

Natasha is an experienced advocate appearing in all levels of court to represent her clients with a high level of expertise. Her wide range of cases have included complex injury, international issues, forced marriage, domestic abuse, addiction, deprivation of liberty and adoption.

Natasha is known for her empathic and robust representation of her clients.

Natasha’s additional experience has included training child care professionals in relation to court proceedings.

Natasha is a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel.

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Justin

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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Sophia

Sophia has practised Child and Family law for over five years and is able to advise on all matters of Children Law. She has experience practising criminal law which provides useful knowledge in Children Law cases involving parallel/historic Criminal law proceedings or police involvement.

Sophia’s cases have included Care Proceedings involving factitious disorder (also known as Munchausen’s syndrome) and non-accidental injuries.

Sophia previously volunteered as a Legal Advisor at the GAIA Domestic Violence Centre for several years, assisting women living in Lambeth affected by Domestic Violence. Sophia conducted voluntary research for Addlestone Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) at Bronzefield Women’s prison.

Sophia is a member of the Law Society Children Panel having been accredited in August 2018.

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