We represent parents, children, grandparents and other family members in a whole range of public law/care proceedings cases brought by Local Authorities.

This includes:-

  • Child Protection Reviews, Child in Need and Child Protection Plans
  • Emergency Protection Orders
  • Care Proceedings where the Local Authority are seeking to take a child into their care
  • Special Guardianship Orders – where it is proposed to place a child with another family member
  • Adoption
  • Parents seeking contact with a child in care or the return of a child in care

We have extensive experience of every type of case including where there are allegations that a child has been deliberately harmed or injured and allegations of sexual abuse or issues around drugs and alcohol. We often represent parents with learning difficulties and our team put a lot of time and effort into ensuring that these clients have a good understanding of what is going on and that their voice is heard in the proceedings.

At Galbraith Branley we know that these proceedings can be very distressing for all involved and we aim to offer all clients a caring and efficient service. Our experienced team will advise you and answer any questions you may have throughout the process. We try wherever possible to represent clients in Court ourselves but where this is not possible we have access to experienced specialist barristers who share our ethos.

Legal aid is often available in these cases, whatever your financial position.

Our 2018 “Category 1 – Excellence” peer review result was founded largely upon the outstanding quality of our work for both parents and children in Care proceedings.

Samantha Dewis and Louis Keyworth are on the Law Society’s Children Panel.

“Samantha provided me with the same excellent service that she did 10 years ago.”

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“Keep up the good work! Samantha provided me with the same excellent service that she did 10 years ago.”

“I am thankful that … recommended me to your firm. I cannot thank you enough for all your help.”

“I would like to say from day one all staff have been excellent. Treated my son with utmost respect which has resulted in him having more respect for himself and reviving the past made him understand the impact on his life. Lauren was excellent in Court, never giving anyone false hope whilst knowing it was likely to be dismissed. Very professional. I would recommend your firm and Lauren.”

“I express my sincere gratitude for all you have done to achieve this outcome on my behalf. Your professionalism, which was appropriately balanced with sensitivity and care during the entire process, was greatly appreciated.”

“I have been to so many different solicitors regarding visas, divorce procedures etc but the service that I have received from Galbraith Branley is outstanding.”

“Your level of service is so good it needs no improvement. Thank you for all your help.”

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