Care Proceedings

The law relating to Public Law children matters is highly specialised and dealing with child care matters requires solicitors with in depth knowledge and experience.

Our experienced solicitors can guide you through the legal process and handle your case sympathetically.

We act for children (through their appointed guardians) as well as parents and other family members (grandparents, step-parents, uncles, aunts, etc) in a wide range of proceedings.

  • Care proceedings / Supervision Order.
  • Disputes with Social Services on behalf of parents or other family members.
  • Applications to discharge a care order.
  • Applications for contact with a child in care.
  • Child protection – representation at case conferences.
  • Adoption.
  • Special Guardianship.

If you need representation and advice in relation to any of the above proceedings please contact us as a matter of priority so we can ensure you are fairly represented in Court as soon as possible.

Cunningtons LLP: Specialist Family Lawyers

Cunningtons LLP has a specialist Family Law Department based at its offices in Braintree, Wickford and Chelmsford.

Our team of Family Law solicitors has significant expertise in Family Law and Children Law and we are all members of Resolution. In other words, we are experts at what we do, so you can be sure that the advice you receive is accurate and realistic.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are common questions we get asked about family and matrimonial law.

If you cannot find the answer here, please contact us for an answer.


Fixed Fee Scheme

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There’s a lot of jargon involved in the world of Family Law, so we have put together a glossary of the most common terms, with explanations.

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Family Solicitor Focus

The human face of Family Law: meet Cunningtons partner Jill Wiggins, who works out of our Braintree office.

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