Our Child Care team

Richard Bevan
Child Care

Lorna Stoker
Child Care

Graham Edgeler
Child Care

David Roper
Child Care

Vicky Lord
Child Care

Ruth Stickland

Ruth Stickland
Family & Child Care

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    Child Care Department

    Our childcare team deal with all cases concerning children where the Local Authority (Children’s Services) are involved. This includes representing children (through their Guardian), parents and other family members in Court proceedings where the Local Authority are seeking Care Orders, Supervision Orders and Interim Orders. These cases often involve concerns relating to neglect, emotional harm, physical abuse and sexual abuse.  

    In addition to Court proceedings, our experienced team are able to assist with PLO/Pre-Proceedings meetings that are held by the Local Authority. 

    If you are a parent or have parental responsibility for the child concerned, then you are likely to be entitled to free representation from the Legal Aid Agency.

    We are able to advise you in relation to :

    • Children matters including Child Arrangements Orders (formerly Residence and Contact Orders)
    • Care Proceedings, Fostering and Adoption
    • Child Abduction
    • Forced Marriage Protection Orders
    • Domestic Violence

    The head of department, Richard Bevan is a trained Collaborative Lawyer.

    Rudlings Solicitors LLP is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in financial, property, children and domestic abuse matters.

    Public Funding (formerly Legal Aid) may be available.