In law a child is “a person under disability” – and may therefore usually only participate in legal proceedings where s/he is represented by a capable adult.
A Children’s Guardian is a professional who has a duty to safeguard the interests of children in certain types of proceedings. A Children’s Guardian is usually appointed within “public” children proceedings (for example those involving local authority applications for care orders). The Guardian may also be appointed within “private” law children proceedings – for example where there is an intractable dispute over contact.
Once appointed a Children’s Guardian will:-
(1) Instruct a solicitor to represent the child
The Children’s Guardian will act as a “voice” for the child in Court proceedings and will often be appointed when it is thought that one parent is seeking to irrationally exclude the other parent from involvement with a child.
Lawson Lewis Blakers are able to provide representation in cases concerning the Children’s Guardian
Barbara Macdonald of Lawson Lewis Blakers is a member of The Law Society Children's Panel which recognises expertise in Child Law and allows her to be instructed direct by the Children's Guardians. We are able to offer specialist advice. Call 01323 720142 now for a consultation with a specialist Solicitor or a Lawyer at Lawson Lewis Blakers. Please Contact:
We are able to offer specialist advice.
Call 01323 720142 now for a consultation with a specialist Solicitor or a Lawyer at Lawson Lewis Blakers.