Our family law team have experience in assisting clients achieve what is best for their children. We have a track record on resolving issues surrounding residence, contact, relocation and parental responsibility. When matters don’t always work, we can assist with specific issues and prohibitive steps orders to resolve issues.
It can be very distressing when the state intervenes and scrutinises your family. We regularly act on behalf of the parents, grandparents and children in public law cases were social services are involved and are considering applying for an emergency protection orders, care orders, supervisions orders or freeing for adoption.
We have specifically advised on the international law element of family law, and specifically have provided specialised advice and representation to families who have been the victim of child removal or abduction, and unaccompanied refugee children who have entered the jurisdiction without their parents.
Additionally, Team Phoenix offers a specialised service for those victims of domestic violence who requires assistance in putting in place the appropriate safeguards and protections afforded by the Courts, to protect against domestic violence and abuse.
We are at the forefront of assisting families that may be considered an alternative family structure. We provide specialist advice to many parents in same sex relationships seeking parental responsibility, contact or share residence orders. We are also involved in test cases to do with same sex couples who have entered into informal donor arrangements that have then resulted in dispute.