Public law

With child protection issues, it is vital you get representation from an expert with the right level of knowledge and skills. We offer a wealth of experience across a range of public law cases, including s.31 care proceedings, adoption, special guardianship, wardship and applications under the inherent jurisdiction of the court.

We can assist you with everything from pre-proceeding advice, emergency protection and interim hearings, right through to final hearings and placement.

We are regularly instructed by a range of parties, including parents, grandparents, extended family members, carers, guardians, the Official Solicitor and local authorities. The cases we deal with range from straightforward neglect to complex High Court cases involving allegations of sexual and physical abuse.

We are frequently involved in cases involving fictitious injuries, drug and alcohol abuse, serious non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse (including paedophile rings) and issues relating to mental capacity.


Public Law Practice Group

Sue Gilbourne