We are a team of professional Family lawyers. We are solicitors who can assist you in any matters relating to children.
We deal exclusively with child welfare cases, and cases relating to disagreements between family members, such as where children live or when they visit other family members.
We have extensive experience in representing children either directly or though a Children’s Guardian.
We also represent family members in Care and Adoption proceedings, often where Social Services have been involved.
IBB's Childcare team is based in Uxbridge and Chesham however we attend court throughout West London and surrounding areas. For a full list of the courts and Local Authorities that we cover please click here. We are specialist lawyers who are members of the Association of Lawyers for Children and several individuals are on the Law Society’s Children Panel.
Range of Child Care Services
Public Law Children Act: Care Proceedings (Social Services involvement)
This is when a Local Authority, via it's Social Services Department, makes an application to the Court to obtain legal powers to intervene in families, and to make decisions about the way in which children are cared for by their parents or other family members.
- Why has the local authority issued care proceedings?
- What can the court do?
- Who will be involved in the proceedings?
- Where will my child live during the proceedings and how often will I see them?
- How long will the process take?
If the local authority has issued care proceedings in relation to your children you are entitled to free legal advice. You may also be entitled to be represented under the legal help or legal aid scheme in respect of other matters relating to your children.
- Residence and contact
- Parental responsibility
- Prohibited Steps/Specific Issue Orders
- Applications to remove children from the jurisdiction
Frequently Asked Questions by Children
Do Grandparents have rights?
Please see suggested links below:
Links for Children:
Links for Adults:
Please contact IBB to arrange a meeting: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 08456 381 381.
The Legal 500 in 2012 says:-
"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) ‘guarantees a highly professional service’ and ‘unhesitatingly goes the extra mile’. It saw a significant increase in collaborative cases in 2011. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick is ‘rigorous and indefatigable’."