Burd Ward are pleased to announce that Laura Prysor-Jones has been accepted on the Law Society Children Panel reflecting her knowledge and experience in dealing with all matters relating to children law. She joins John Burd, senior director and head of the family department who is also a Panel member and has over 30 yearsâ€™ experience in dealing with family matters.
It is extremely important when faced with social services involvement with your family that you have advice from a specialist. It is one of the most stressful times people can face and at Burd Ward we ensure that you receive expert advice to guide you through this difficult time. We recognise how stressful this time can be for families and so deal with matters in a supportive and understanding manner to help you achieve the best outcome.
We recommend that you seek advice as soon as possible when told by social services that they have concerns about the safety of your child/children. People often wait until Court proceedings have been issued and there are tight timescales imposed by the Courts which means parents have little time to demonstrate that they can safely care for their children. At Burd Ward we offer advice every step of the way to ensure clients are in the strongest position possible when attending Court.
Social Services sometimes hold a Pre-Proceedings Meeting to discuss their concerns with you about your children and we are able to accompany, support and advocate for you at such meetings. We also have vast experience of representing client’s in Court during proceedings brought by the Local Authority. Legal Aid is available for pre-proceedings meetings and representation in Court when Social Services apply for a care or supervision order. In other cases there is still legal aid available depending on the circumstances and our expert team can advise as to whether legal aid is available in your situation.
Don’t struggle on alone, get advice from the specialists today.