We specialise in advising and representing parents, children and other family members in child protection proceedings (known as Care Proceedings).
If social workers are worried about your child’s welfare – because they think your child is being neglected or is at risk of harm – you will need expert legal advice as early as possible to help you understand what is going on and decide how best to deal with the situation, both before and during Court proceedings.
Goodman Ray is recognised as the country’s leading firm in child protection cases. Our accredited specialist lawyers cover all sorts of cases including complex medical cases, cases where the effects of undiagnosed medical conditions are confused with signs of abuse, allegations of physical injury such as shaken baby syndrome, as well as cases involving allegations of sexual and emotional abuse.
We work with all kinds of families in all types of cases. We can take urgent action where needed. We listen carefully to our clients and advise on the practical steps needed. No matter how complicated or difficult the circumstances, our highly experienced team will guide you and be by your side every step of the way.
Legal aid is usually available to help parents get expert advice and representation in child protection cases.
Get in touch with our team for expert legal advice and assistance you can trust.
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"Their support comes with that extra level of knowledge and experience."Chambers & Partners 2020
"Goodman Ray is undoubtedly a leader in its field and, in my experience, provides an excellent service for clients in the most complex and challenging cases."Chambers & Partners 2020
"a hidden gem that is very good on both children and finances."Chambers & Partners 2020
"Goodman Ray has always been at the forefront of family law, particularly the law as it relates to children. The firm has never rested on its laurels and the team is highly positive and effective with outstanding lawyers"Legal 500 - 2019
"an incredibly tenacious group of committed and fearless lawyers"Legal 500 - 2015
"It is an excellent children’s law practice, with a particular speciality as a leader in the representation of children, and a recognised high-level expertise in international cases"Legal 500 - 2019