children law

We are highly experienced in relation to care proceedings.

Care proceedings are when the Local Authority become involved in your family.

This can be a frightening time for parents and care givers and they need specialist advice and support.

The parents or carers might need legal advice during:

  • Meetings with the Local Authority and/or other professionals involved with their children.
  • Court proceedings.

At Meikles, we have specialist solicitors who are members of the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme. We can provide practical and expert advice regarding any issues arising with the Local Authority.

Because we have specialist solicitors, we can also represent the children themselves in court proceedings.

Meikles has a contract with the Legal Aid Agency which allows us to provide free legal representation to parents and others with parental responsibility for children. We also routinely act for Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles and other extended family members who require legal help.

If you are looking for information about the other children services that we provide, such as issues about residence, contact or parental responsibility, please click on the ‘Family’ tab above.

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meet our children lawyers

Lawrence Petterson
Partner

Lawrence joined Meikles as an Articled Clerk in 1977 and has continued his career...

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Lyanne Steinberg
Partner

Lyanne qualified as a solicitor in 1996 and deals with a wide range of legal issues ...

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Claire Coates
Partner

Claire completed her training with Meikles and qualified as a solicitor in 2000...

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Jackie Schofield
Solicitor

Jackie has been with the firm since 2005, initially as a paralegal then as a trainee...

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Tracey Kyle
Solicitor

Tracey began her career with Meikles as a trainee solicitor in 2009, and qualified...

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Meikles is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (number  OC38797O)
Registered office 2 Clyde Terrace, Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 7SE. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA number 620405
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