Children

"Solicitors draw attention to 'the quality of the counsel' at Exchange."

Chambers and Partners 2019

We pride ourselves on recognising the need for sensitivity and careful judgement, prioritising the needs of the children involved in cases and providing support to parents.

Our family barristers act for parents, guardians and local authorities in cases across the full spectrum of children law.

We have a wealth of experience of advising and representing parties in difficult and complex (private) Children Act proceedings, involving issues of contact, residence, leave to remove from the jurisdiction and other applications. Our members have acted in cases involving allegations of domestic violence, implacable hostility to contact, enforcement issues and other risks to children.

We also offer advice and representation to both parents and guardians in public law proceedings.  We have experience of dealing with cases involving serious allegations of harm to children, including physical and sexual abuse and abduction. Our team also offers advice and representation in matters concerning adoption and surrogacy cases.

 

What the Directories Say

“Solid family law group focusing on high-value matrimonial finance and financial remedy cases. Private children law is an additional area of expertise. Solicitors draw attention to ‘the quality of the counsel’ at Exchange.”
Band 2 Leading Set – Family (Northern Circuit), Chambers and Partners 2019

“A key area of strength for Exchange Chambers’ family practice is private financial remedy matters; high-value divorce cases dominate the team’s workload. Private law children matters form another area of instruction.”
Tier 1 Leading Set – Family and Children Law (Northern Circuit), The Legal 500 2018/19

The Team