Care Proceedings

If Children Services are involved with you or your family we understand that you will be worried and anxious about the situation.

At James Murray Solicitors we have a large team who are experienced in advising and representing parents and extended family members, such as grandparents, in relation to such emotive and stressful matters.

We have experience in dealing with all aspects of care matters from relatively straight forward cases to allegations of non accidental injury, neglect, sexual abuse and complex high profile cases.

We will provide you with the best, professional and honest advice to make sure your interests are protected every step of the way.

In our experience it is crucial that families get advice at the earliest opportunity to ensure that their rights are properly protected and that they understand the relevant process.

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We have a wealth of experience in relation to:

  • Attending with Clients at pre proceedings meetings/Public Law Outline meetings
  • Advising Clients and negotiating with the Local Authority in relation to expectation agreements
  • Representation at Court
  • Advising during Court proceedings
  • Drafting witness statements
  • Instructing experts should they be required
  • Working alongside experienced and Senior Counsel to achieve the best possible outcomes

We are contracted with the Legal Aid Agency to undertake work in relation to the above types of cases. Legal Aid is available for this type of advice and representation depending on certain criteria being met. In relation to Care Proceedings Legal Aid is normally automatically available to parents.

Meet the team

Paul Fletcher

Paul Fletcher LLB (Hons)

Solicitor, Managing Partner

Renu Rai LLB (Hons)


Sara Mullins LLB (Hons)

Head of Department, Senior Paralegal

Jacqueline Thiis LLB (Hons)


Kim Robinson LLB (Hons)


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Abigail Moore LLB (Hons) LLM

Family Paralegal

Isabella Martin LLB (Hons)

Family Paralegal

Leanne Preston LLB (Hons)

Family Paralegal


Let James Murray Solicitors help with your legal requirements.

Call 0151 933 3333 or use our contact us page to arrange an appointment.

Our Accreditation

Family law Advanced
Children Law
Criminal Litigation
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