Care Proceedings

Care proceedings can be brought by Social Services if they are concerned about the health and welfare of your children.

Being notified that care proceedings are commencing can be terrifying for parents.

It is crucial that you contact us immediately in such circumstances. Our Care Proceedings Solicitors will take control of the situation and fight tirelessly to ensure the welfare of your children is protected.

We are a diverse, multi-lingual law firm and from our city centre offices in Coventry, our solicitors use best-in-class technology to provide clients with streamlined, modern, and highly effective family law advice and representation. Our solicitors have years of experience in family law means we have a robust reputation for excellence with the UK’s best Barristers and King’s Counsel, Child Psychologists, and other community groups who can bring additional support to our family law department if required. Our clients also benefit from our ability to instruct the country’s most respected expert witnesses.

Our family law ethos

Our Family Solicitors are members of Resolution, an organisation of family law professionals who believe a non-confrontational approach to family law disputes produces better long term outcomes. Our team abides by Resolution’s Code of Practice and work to resolve care issues in a calm, persuasive manner, with the child’s welfare being the paramount consideration. However, if Court proceedings prove inevitable, you can trust that we will fight tenaciously to get the best possible results for you and your children.

Based in Coventry, our highly intelligent and compassionate Solicitors have received training on dealing with the emotional impact of care proceedings. If you are finding things difficult, we can refer you to support agencies and counsellors that can help you. Our team, which include trained Mediators and members of the Law Society’s Children’s Law Panel, are here to help you when life takes an unexpected turn and get the results you need to move on to a positive future.

Below are some of the most common questions we are asked regarding care proceedings.

What is a Care Order?

What is a Supervision Order?

What is a Pre-Proceedings and PLO Meeting?

Can I get legal aid for care proceedings?

Why choose us?

We have years of experience in advising and representing clients in care proceedings. Our team treat every case with sensitivity and will guide you through the Court process, ensuring you understand what is happening and what you need to do to keep your family together.

People choose and recommend us not just in Coventry, Nuneaton, Rugby and Leamington, but across the Midlands and the whole of the UK, because we care about them, their children, and their future. We are focused on results and achieving them in the most cost-effective, non-confrontational way possible. Our Family Law Solicitors will take care of your legal concerns so you can focus on yourself and your children.

To talk to us about making arrangements for your children following your divorce, please contact us using the form below, call us on Coventry (02476) 231000, email or visit us at our city centre offices in Coventry.

Meet your 'Care Proceedings' specialists

Based in our city centre offices in Coventry, here’s our team to guide you through your legal needs.

Theresa Ledwidge
Theresa Ledwidge

Team Assistant  

Contact Theresa
Karen Staton
Karen Staton

Team Assistant  

Contact Karen
Bally Mawi
Bally Mawi


Contact Bally
James Lee
James Lee

11 years experience

Contact James
Jessica Fletcher-Hall
Jessica Fletcher-Hall

5 years experience

Contact Jessica
Mamata Patel
Mamata Patel

23 years experience

Contact Mamata
Penny Ross
Penny Ross


Contact Penny


Depending upon the complexity we are able to offer fixed fees in some cases. In other cases our solicitors charge the following hourly rate:

  • Partner/Member Solicitor
    Hourly rate of £265 + VAT
  • Senior Solicitor or Head of Dept: (PQE 8yr+)
    Hourly rate of £240 + VAT
  • Assistant Solicitor/Fee Earner (PQE 3/7yr)
    Hourly rate of £215 + VAT
  • Newly Qualified Fee Earner (PQE 1/3yr)
    Hourly rate of £185 + VAT
  • Paralegals/Trainees
    Hourly rate of £135 + VAT
  • Support Paralegals
    Hourly rate of £115 + VAT