Despite being informal, some of the most important decisions in a families’ lives are made at Children’s Hearings. Our firm represents clients at hundreds of children’s hearings every year, no matter the location, guaranteeing you the effective representation you are entitled to.
We routinely represent parents – mothers, fathers, step-parents – and grandparents, aunts, uncles, and, most importantly, children at Children’s Hearings.
We have extensive experience representing kinship carers and foster carers.
Whether this is the Children’s Hearing you have ever been asked to attend or you have attended Children’s Hearings before, our experience means we can assist you in having your voice heard. Call our specialist child protection lawyers today on 0141 778 9657 or by completing our online contact form.
There are certain decisions which can be taken by a Pre-Hearing Panel, before a Children’s Hearing takes place, such as should a child attend a Children’s Hearing and whether someone should have Relevant Person Status in respect of a child? Our firm has dealt with these issues on many occasions.
We recognise that sometimes the wrong decision can be made. It is crucial that you understand the rights you have to ensure that justice is done for your family. We offer expert advice and representation in appeals to Sheriff Courts, and beyond, against the decisions of Children’s Hearings and Pre Hearing Panels.
We routinely provide advice and representation in appeals against decisions in respect of residence, contact and relevant person status.
When grounds of referral are brought, the Sheriff has an important role in determining the truth. These decisions can have long-lasting consequences for you and your children. We appreciate how daunting it can be for parents, particularly where they have no experience of such processes. We pride ourselves in ensuring we deliver the best possible representation available. Our specialist knowledge allows us to conduct cases in a manner tailor-made to securing you the best possible chance of the outcome you desire.
Our team of specialist solicitors can provide comprehensive guidance, bespoke to your situation. This can often be a complex area of the law, and the wellbeing of children involved is our top priority. Get in touch with our family lawyers today on 0141 778 9657 or complete our online enquiry form.
Livingstone Brown is a leading firm of Scottish solicitors. Based in Glasgow, but dealing with cases around the country, the firm has been at the forefront of legal service provision for over thirty years.
If you have a legal problem, getting good quality legal information at the earliest stage can be invaluable. The firm offers a free initial enquiry service; all you have to do is call in, telephone, or e-mail. You won't be charged for your enquiry; we'll let you know by return whether we can help, what we can do, and how much it's likely to cost. We can also offer legal aid where available.
Led by former senior partner Gerard Brown CBE, who continues as a consultant, the firm has built up an enviable reputation for quality of service and client care.
The firm has won various awards over the years. In the 2019 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 rankings Livingstone Brown was ranked as a 'top-tier' firm for general criminal work, and is also recommended for fraud cases. Stuart Munro and Gerard Brown were named as 'Recommended Lawyers'. In the Chambers directory the firm has a Band 1 ranking for criminal work, and Stuart Munro is a ranked financial crime lawyer. The firm was named Criminal Defence Firm of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019.