Defending allegations of injury, abuse or neglect - children

Stephensons are one of the few law firms that have the strength in depth to handle all types of child care cases from the most straightforward to distressing situations involving allegations of child abuse, neglect or injury. Our award winning national team has unrivalled experience in acting for clients ranging from relatively minor harm to those who have suffered serious injuries.

In these types of sensitive cases you not only need a legal representative who has experience in this area of law you also need a team who are compassionate, sympathetic and non-judgmental when listening to your concerns. In complex cases such as sexual or physical abuse, serious injury or long-term neglect medical evidence may be required. 

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Why choose Stephensons?

Stephensons work with specialists who are dedicated to working with parents and children to provide the evidence needed to support such cases.  We offer reassurance  to all our clients by clarifying any concerns and explaining our actions every step of the way  whilst offering legal support and advice.

Our family team includes accredited members of The Law Society’s Children Panel, The Law Society’s Family Law Panel and we have the largest number of Resolution accredited specialists in the country. We continue to work hard to protect children at risk of abuse and strengthen families by finding different ways in which we can provide a service to clients who are seeking access to justice.

For a free, no obligation initial chat with one of our legal advisors call us on 0203 816 0548.

Child Proceedings Video Panel

  • Child Care Proceedings - Family Law 

    Head of Stephensons family team Mike Devlin and specialist solicitor Jackie Price talk about our experience representing parents, children and other family members on issues relating to children. No matter how difficult or complicated the circumstances, Stephensons’ experienced child care lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you and your family.
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We're widely accredited for our work - family law

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  • Legal 500

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf. Over the years our family law team has been recognised by industry awards and accredited for their excellence.

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The level of service that was provided was excellent and one which was professional, understanding and the most important for me was empathy. I myself am a very organised individual and like things done on time without delay, Stephensons understood this and respected what was important to me and for children.
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As an award-winning top 150 law firm, with over 450 staff based in offices across the country, you're never far from the advice you need.