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Kathy Webb & Co's children solicitors understand that the most important parties in any family breakdown are the children, which is why we have a number of advisors who are members of the Solicitors Children Panel. Our panel membership not only allows us to represent mother and father, but also children in their own right. This is particularly important in cases involving social services. We will deal sensitively with all parties in a caring and understanding way whilst making it clear that the children’s welfare and interests are the most important.

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Our children's solicitor services include:

  • Adoption

  • Care proceedings

  • Contact

  • Residence

  • Fostering issues

  • Specific issue order

  • Prohibited steps

  • Supervision order


All these points need careful consideration and practical help from specialist advisors. By taking advice on these issues with our team you will be ensuring the future wellbeing of your children.

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Finding the best solution for your children

Sometimes during the breakdown of a relationship, the most difficult and sensitive issue to deal with is who cares for a child on a daily basis and how often the other parent sees that child. It is imperative that parents consider the needs of those children, and how they can best deal with what is a tremendously stressful time for the whole family.


Our family solicitors based in East Cleveland can assist with:

  • Child Arrangements Orders - determining where the child should live and/or who and how often a non-residential parent should see the children

  • Specific issue orders - which school the child should attend, religious issues, holidays etc

  • Prohibited steps orders - an order preventing either parent taking a specific action

Expert legal advice on adoption

Adoption is a legal procedure, which involves the transfer all parental responsibility for the child to the adopters. This is made by way of an adoption order issued by the court and once it has been made it cannot be reversed, except in exceptionally rare circumstances.


The adopted child has a new family and loses all legal ties with their birth parents. The child will usually take the family name of their adoptive parents. Kathy Webb & Co of East Cleveland can offer legal advice for both step-parent adoption and adoption following involvement by social services. Contact us today to find out more.

Public law

When children and their families need assistance or intervention from the Local Authority, this kind of law is referred to as public children law and can be an extremely emotive and challenging area of law.


Kathy Webb & Co provide childcare proceedings advice and other child care law advice from accredited child care lawyers. Our childcare lawyers are focused on the child, proactive and give child care proceedings advice in the most trying and stressful circumstances.

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For professional advice on children's issues and family law, call Kathy Webb & Co today on 01287 633331
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