Following the recent decision by the insolvency service to bring disqualification proceedings against the former directors of children’s charity Keeping Kids Company, the conduct of charitable trustees is more pertinent than ever. Launching as a...
We have the largest child care team in the North West with an unrivalled number of staff appointed to the Children Panel Stephensons represents Guardians in childcare proceedings and has done so for many years.
We also represent many individual parents and grandparents in childcare proceedings. Overall we deal with approximately 1,000 cases involving children annually. We are ranked in tier one by Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession for the provision of child care legal services.
We have been instructed on numerous occasions to represent foster carers who have joined as parties or are applying to be parties to existing care proceedings. We have advised fostering and adoption agencies on issues arising for their foster carers and or prospective adopters.
We have expertise in the field of child abduction. We have experience in acting for all parties in adoption cases including interventions by grandparents and other relatives.
We have been involved in training for our local authority contacts, providing training sessions in-house on specialist child care issues.