Child Care

Helping parents continue a relationship with their children

Our dedicated and experienced child care law solicitors at Wainwright & Cummins can represent children (for younger children through their court-appointed children’s guardian), for parents and for other relatives in a wide range of proceedings relating to the care and welfare of children and in cases where social services and local authorities become involved with your family.

This is a highly specialised and complex area of law, requiring expertise and knowledge to provide the right advice depending on your situation. We regularly represent parents, children, guardians and family members in care proceedings brought by the local authority.

Regardless of your family law matter, we are here to help. Call our experienced family lawyers on 0207 095 5700 or make an enquiry.

Children Law Specialists

We have a team of specialist children law solicitors, headed up by our senior partner Danny Lyness, who is a member of Resolution and the Law Society’s Children Panel.

Helping parents’ relationships with their children in both private law and public law.

Private law – We offer advice and guidance regarding applications about arrangements and responsibilities for children, including contact agreements, residence and parent relocation, child custody disputes and paternity disputes.  Some of our other areas of expertise include:

  • 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 the change of name
  • ​Special Guardianship Orders
  • Department of Social Services cases or investigations
  • Annulment
  • Grandparent Rights
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Child Support Agreements and Disputes (Including contribution to the child's health needs)
  • Reconciliation Agreements
  • International disputes regarding children

Public Law – We can offer advice and representation for parents and other parties in disputes with the Local Authorities. Our areas of expertise include:

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

Child Law Solicitors Brixton

Wainwright & Cummins LLP are an established London law firm of child care lawyers in Brixton and have a Children Law Accreditation from The Law Society, a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing children in children law proceedings. 

We realise how sensitive this area of law can be, and that you will be looking for advice and guidance through what can be a highly stressful time in your life. You can feel confident in our expertise and dedication to providing a high level of service.  Our family lawyers 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.

Contact our Family Law Team

To speak to one of our experienced family law solicitors in Brixton you can call us on 0207 095 5700 or make an enquiry. Your enquiry will be dealt with in complete confidence and you can be sure of our complete discretion at all times.

Our other Legal Services

We pride ourselves on providing our clients with a complete legal service, covering all the legal matters that you may require. When going through a family law issue, we realise there may be other matters you would like to discuss with us, and should you require it, we will ensure you get all the advice and guidance you need concerning other legal matters including, financial settlements, property law and Immigration.

For further information or to speak to one of our experts please contact us.