Supporting you through care proceedings

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If social services/children’s services have told you they are concerned about your child and are applying to take them in to care, then get in touch with Linder Myers Solicitors today for a free, initial 20 minute confidential conversation.

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Free legal guide for those facing care proceedings

Everything you need to know about care proceedings in one place. Download our free guide today. We may be in contact to make sure the guide answers all of your questions.

Specialist childcare lawyers

Our specialist childcare lawyers are very experienced and work tirelessly to help keep families together wherever possible. Our compassionate team will listen to your story and ensure you and your child get the support you need, guiding you through this difficult time.

When social services have become involved it is very important to move quickly. Our solicitors are available over the phone, by email or by video call (such as Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams) to make sure there are no delays.

How we can help you

Our childcare team can help you with a range of care proceeding and child protection matters. We have vast experience in:

  • Acting at short notice when social services have applied for care orders
  • Matters alleging neglect, sexual abuse or injury to a child, or when it has been alleged a parent/caregiver is unable to care for their child due to mental health issues
  • Representing parents, grandparents and caregivers in court
  • Acting for grandparents and other family members to allow them to look after a child who is being taken into care.

Contact us today to for a free no-obligation conversation about your options.

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I have recently been represented by Chelsey Bayliss of Linder Myers regarding a family matter, Chelsey was absolutely fantastic throughout, dealing with everything in an extremely professional manner, we got the result we wanted and I would highly recommend Chelsey and Linder Myers to anyone. Fantastic service.

I have been very impressed by the service I have received so far from Chelsey Baylis. She has been very knowledgeable, informative and friendly. She delivered her advice in a professional yet compassionate way, and clarified my options in a comprehensive and clear format. I now feel ready to proceed to the next stage with confidence. Thank you!

I contacted Chelsey recently for advice during a difficult separation. Chelsey was very professional, honest and helped me to see my situation more clearly. I would recommend Chelsey and Linder Myers Solicitors to others needing friendly, yet professional advice.

Sarah provided just what we were hoping for, someone who would listen to our concerns about planning for when one or other of us is no longer here, and practical advice to address any issues.

I contacted Linder Myers recently for advice during a difficult separation. They were very professional, honest and helped me to see my situation more clearly. I would recommend Linder Myers Solicitors to others needing friendly, yet professional advice.

I experienced a fantastic service from the family team. They supported and helped me through a very traumatic divorce and offered much support and advice. Always available to talk and very thorough. Would highly recommend.

I cannot thank the team enough for the 1st class service they provided. After going through a very traumatic separation, they were kind, considerate and extremely compassionate. They guided me and have been completely honest throughout. I would 100% recommend.

The friendliest and most helpful solicitors that I have ever had the pleasure of using. 100% recommended.

Through their hard work, expertise and general brilliance I have been able to resolve a family issue that had been occurring for some years previously. Their insight into the right approach and understanding the situation with a compassionate approach made this whole process a lot less painful & a lot more successful than I had hoped!

Understanding your situation

Everyone’s situation is different and we know you probably have lots of questions. Your solicitor will be able to help, but we have also written a short guide to help answer some of the questions you may have.