Children Social Services

Hugh James’s care and adoption team provide specialist support to local authority children’s services departments.  The team acts under contract for local authorities throughout Wales and the South West of England.  Our work includes:

  • care proceedings;
  • placement applications;
  • adoption applications;
  • special guardianship order applications;
  • discharge and revocation applications (where appropriate under fixed-fee arrangments)
  • support for local authorities during the pre-proceedings PLO stage;
  • cross jurisdictional cases;
  • cases of extreme complexity or gravity;
  • cases involving honour-based violence; and
  • cases requiring forced marriage protection orders.

The team includes a member of Queen’s Counsel, an employed barrister and a number of Children Panel accredited solicitors, supported by an assistant solicitor and a para-legal.  We are able to conduct Children Act or Adoption and Children Act proceedings from pre-proceedings stage through to final hearing undertaking all advice, case preparation and advocacy throughout.  We attend Legal Planning Meetings with social workers on a weekly basis.

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Two Central Square
CF10 1FS
Tel: 033 3016 2222

99 Gresham Street
Tel: 033 3016 2222

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