Useful Information

To contact the Family Department call our Atlantic Road office on 020 7095 5700

Email the Family Department

Family & Childcare Department

Head of Department
- Danny Lyness

- Charlotte Image
- Dominic Geodjenian
- Rosalind Brown
- Sunila Kurtha
- Linda Sylvanus

Family & Childcare Law

The Department is dedicated to carrying on with the highest of standards reached by its Founding Partner Jane Cummins.

Wainwright & Cummins has an outstanding reputation for its expertise in family matters such as divorce, separation and other domestic matters, disputes often involving children. We regularly represent parents, children, guardians, and family members in care proceedings brought by the local authority.

We have gained that reputation through a combination of our Legal Skills and human empathy and take great pride in building strong client relationships during what is a difficult time for our clients.

Based at our Atlantic Road office the Family Department offers advice and support in the following areas:

Family Law

  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements and Disputes
  • Divorce and Separation including matters relating to finance and children
  • Domestic Violence and Harassment
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence and Harassment
  • Divorce

Children Law

Private Law

Areas covered include the following:-

  • Contact
  • Residence
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Prohibited Steps Orders which may involve the prevention of removal from the jurisdiction
  • International abduction applications in the high court
  • Specific Issue Orders which cover, for example, disputes over change of name
  • Special Guardianship Orders

Public Law

Advice and Representation for parents and other parties in disputes with the Local Authorities with regard to

  • Emergency Protection Orders
  • Care Proceedings
  • Adoption
  • Discharge of care order