Representation within Children Proceedings
The Government has now abolished legal aid for children cases, except in certain circumstances:
- The case involves allegations of domestic abuse – supported by specific documentary evidence.
- The case involves allegations of child abuse.
- The Local Authority has issued proceedings to take children into Care or for a Supervision Order.
As a result, many people facing legal proceedings in relation to arrangements for children are now faced with the prospect of either instructing Solicitors on a private fee paying basis, or are facing the dilemma of having to represent themselves, which can be very challenging, particularly at such an emotional time.
Some people may feel confident to conduct the case themselves, drafting their own court application and court documents and engaging in correspondence with the other person, or their Solicitors. However, it often proves very daunting to actually have to attend Court alone, especially when the other person has legal representation.
This is where we can help.