Our Family Law department is headed by the senior partner, Mr Steven Jacob who is a member of the Law Society Family Law Panel, the Law Society Mediation Panel and the Law Society Children Panel. Mr Jacob also holds accreditation from Resolution in areas involving high value cases in Ancillary Relief, Children Law and Domestic Violence.
Our Family Law department offers a wide range of experience and expertise in the following areas:
- - Divorce
- - Judicial Separation and annulment
- - Pre-Nuptial Agreements
- - Financial separation following Divorce
- - Cohabitee Disputes
- - Residence and Contact Orders
- - Wardship and Adoption Applications
- - Parental Responsibility Agreements
- - Prohibited Steps Orders and Specific Issue Applications
- - Injunctions and Occupation Orders
- - Care Proceedings
- - Child abduction issues
- - Claims for children under s.15 of the Children Act 1989
Publicly Funded Worka) Public Law Care Proceedings
Our Family Law department are specialists in the realm of Public Law Orders involving the Local Authority. This includes, applications for Care Orders and Supervision Orders, Emergency Protection Orders, Voluntary (section 20) Placements, Secure Accommodation Orders, Special Guardianship Applications, Adoption and contact with a child in the care of a Local Authority. We are able to offer non-means tested Legal Aid to a parent or a person with parental responsibility for a child who is subject to such proceedings. We also regularly represent children through their Children’s Guardian in Care Proceedings. Where appropriate we can also seek public funding for other parties either involved or seeking to be involved in Care Proceedings.
b) Private Law Proceedings
We are also able to assist you in relation to other areas of Family Law, such as divorce, judicial separation and annulment, financial separation following divorce, cohabitee disputes, Residence and Contact Orders, Parental Responsibility Agreements, Prohibited Steps Orders, Specific Issue Applications and Injunctions and Occupation Orders.
To find out whether you are eligible for Legal Aid in relation to your Family matter please feel free to contact us or visit the following link to self-assess your eligibility: