Care Department

Michaela Beale


Associate Solicitor –
Head of Department

 Children`s Law Accredited

I would like to say a big thank you to Brendan Fleming Solicitors and especially Charley Kelly for all the help and support over the last three years

I first contacted Brenden Fleming solicitors in 2013 when the local authority was seeking removal of our son. Charley Kelly is great she gave us great support she’s there day and night she has done all the statements attending court always there when we need to ask advice, she never judges,  she tells us the truth she never hides anything. Charley fought for a year with us to get our son home we have now had him home for two years on a care order.  Now the local authority are trying yet again to remove our son and we have yet again turned to Brendan Fleming Solicitors as we know from experience this firm is 100% about keeping children with their families. Miss H

From the very first phone call to Brendan Fleming solicitors I was automatically cared for very well.  Not realising how much I was at rock bottom, Charley Kelly not only supported me; Charley guided me through every minor detail so I understood everything from the smallest of importance to the most significant.

Not only did Charley inform me of everything; she listened to me when I felt I was at breaking point and listened with a sympathetic ear. What I am also most grateful of is Charley never raised my hopes up to set me up knowing things can change very quickly.  Also; when definitely needed, Charley gave me a ‘kick up the backside’ so to speak when I needed it. Charley has been somewhat a lifeline during the most difficult and painful time I’ve ever had to face.

Representing me as a solicitor I’ve noticed hasn’t been just a job to Charley.  It’s been tough at times challenging it’s seemed to me like it’s been rewarding to represent me. Charley’s realistic approach and straight talking helped me to see where I need to change and improve, too.

Thank you for helping me and being the best legal representative and for supporting me and believing in me. Even down to the emailing certain parties and fighting my corner the continuous pressure you put on people on my behalf and being so on the ball with everything;

I wouldn’t have been able to have done it. I have got my little family back and working on positive relationships with my family.  I will be eternally grateful to you Charley and also your wonderful colleague Mr Pearce. Thank you for everything. Miss S

Three years ago I would have never have dreamed that I would have all three children in my care. Michaela did an excellent job and managed to keep the children in my care. My advice is always listen to your solicitor. That’s what I did. 99% of the time Michaela was right; but if she said something that I didn’t agree with, we sat down, got our heads together and came up with a different solution. I have all three children in my care because I listened to my solicitor. I would definitely recommend Brendan Fleming Solicitors as firm; but in particular I would recommend Michaela as a solicitor and Ed Pearce in the CourtTH. Birmingham               

Michaela was brilliant, she was absolutely fantastic and was a good sport who gave 100%. She was very helpful and explained things very well. My son has learning difficulties and Michaela explained things so well to him that he understood everything. She was very helpful and did an excellent job. I would recommend Brendan Fleming Solicitors straight away.  KW. Birmingham      

Vicky and Michaela are very good and helpful. They always come back quickly with information I have requested and they are very accommodating to me.

Guardian, J.B. – Birmingham

Thanks to you and your team for all of your help: you are the best solicitor I have ever had!  Angela – Wolverhampton

Michaela is really good, helpful and very friendly. She has given me an excellent service and I would definitely recommend her to others.  JW. Birmingham

Michaela is really great. She is helpful and supportive and was there when I needed her. She did a great job.   CE. Birmingham

My experience of working with Michaela has been absolutely positive. She keeps me up to date and responds quickly to my enquiries and requests. She is easy to work with and very courteous. It great working with her.    Guardian, BT -Birmingham

Michaela Beale is an exceptional solicitor and were a member of my family to require the services of a lawyer in a care case, I would recommend her as a ‘go to’ representative. From the work I have done with her, it is clear that she is consistently practical and proactive. When challenging a local authority in a case, this robust approach is vital in ensuring that the clients position is optimised. Michaela’s judgement in proceedings is unparalleled and she always manages to combine efficient professionalism with a human touch.   HP. Barrister London

I could not have done this without Michaela, she has undertaken so much work and progressed this case, it has not only helped me but the children so much, I could not be more happy with how I have been represented. Michaela has always kept me informed and explained the law and the process in a way that I understand. I would have no hesitation in instructing Michaela again in any other family matter and I would highly recommend her and the firm to others. Michaela has gone above and beyond, because of her work the children are now placed in my care.  FM. Birmingham    

I just wanted to email to say thank you for the support. I have absolutely no doubt that if I had gone to a different firm or had a different solicitor, my child would not have come home to me. I am so grateful that you listened to me. I know there were some difficult conversations but I fully accept that they needed to take place. Your advice was spot on. I cannot recommend you highly enough!! Michaela is and was wonderful. Thank you always and forever.  PD. Cambridge

Thank you for all your help, I kept my son because of you. I will never forget that   JA, Birmingham

Thank you for believing me, the advice and support you gave me has meant that L-M gets to stay in my care. She means everything to me, you have changed our lives forever. CC – Leeds

At the appointment excellent advice was given and I am really happy with the service so far. Charlotte is dealing with my case and she is really helpful.    Mrs B.

I am so confident in Dawn and Brendan. Every day I speak to them, I believe more and more that, one day soon, my daughter will be back home with me. They are very passionate about their jobs and I would recommend them to anyone as solicitors. I owe them so much already. They are fantastic.   Faye

Dawn is truly a wonderful person, she has gone the extra mile for me and my children; she is always at the end of the phone, anytime of day or night; and has worked relentlessly to get my children back home to me. She always made me feel hopeful and is a complete professional and warm human being. Dawn arranged an Independent Social Worker Assessment which was in our favour, for which I cannot thank her enough. I know that it is only due to Dawn and Brendan, along with the work that we have done as a family, that my children are coming home. I am so happy!!  K.R., West Sussex

Dawn is absolutely fantastic. I would never have got so far without her and now I am really close to getting my daughter back. I would not be where I am now without Dawn and Brendan. Dawn works every hour God sends to help your case. I keep recommending them to other people in my situation. Keep up the good work!   Faye

Dawn is absolutely wonderful. I wish we had gone with her from the start. Compared to her, our previous solicitors were ‘professional losers.’ I would definitely support an application for Dawn to be made employee of the week – she deserves it.Barbara

I get on really well with Dawn; she will help me whatever the problem. We meet up every week. Her work is brilliant: I feel so much more support than I did from my previous solicitors. I’d definitely recommend her for employee of the week; she is a great solicitor. Lisa

You have done so much for me and been there whenever I needed to speak. I have included a picture of my daughter which you can keep if you like as reminder of how happy you have made her mummy and how happy I am that I decided to go with your firm. Thank you so much, Dawn. There will never be enough I can do to repay you.   Sarah 

Dawn, I can’t find the words to express how I feel about what you have done for my family. I can’t thank you enough. If only I knew than what I know now: that the most important thing is to have a good solicitor. And you are the best: I never would have got my boys back if it weren’t for you. I have learned so much in the short space of time in which you represented me. Thank you till the end of the numbers.   Alison and family

My husband and I appreciate all the support and hard work very much that both Dawn and Gemma gave us during what has been the most traumatic experience of our lives to date. It will never be forgotten….   Despite never being directly accused of anything ourselves, we have had two of our children removed and in some way still feel as though we are guilty until proven innocent. It has been hard to comprehend. Perhaps I could give credit to your organization for being ‘that listening ear at a time in need,’ being readily available at all hours, going above and beyond the call of duty and supporting us. At times, I’ve been sick of the sound of my own voice; God only knows how Dawn and Gemma must feel. They are a credit to your business, representatives to be proud of and they never fail to impress.  A genuine thank you from us both.”                         Nathan and Caroline

I will always recommend your firm and Charley as a solicitor to anyone in need of a fantastic hard working dedicated and honest legal representative. You go above and beyond”.  May 2017

From the very first phone call to Brendan Fleming Solicitors I was automatically cared for very well.  Not realising how much I was at rock bottom, Charley Kelly not only supported me; Charley guided me through every minor detail so I understood everything from the smallest of importance to the most significant.  Not only did Charley inform me of everything; she listened to me when I felt I was at breaking point and listened with a sympathetic ear. What I am also most grateful of is Charley never raised my hopes up to set me up knowing things can change very quickly.  Also; when definitely needed, Charley gave me a ‘kick up the backside’ so to speak when I needed it. Charley has been somewhat a lifeline during the most difficult and painful time I’ve ever had to face. Representing me as a solicitor I’ve noticed hasn’t been just a job to Charley.  It’s been though at times challenging it’s seemed to me like it’s been rewarding to represent me. Charley’s realistic approach and straight talking helped me to see where I need to change and improve, too. Thank you for helping me and being the best legal representative and for supporting me and believing in me. Even down to the emailing certain parties and fighting my corner the continuous pressure you put on people on my behalf and being so on the ball with everything; I wouldn’t have been able to have done it. I have got my little family back and working on positive relationships with my family.  I will be eternally grateful to you Charley and also your wonderful colleague Mr Pearce. Thank you for everything.”  May 2017

Without your support and fantastic knowledge into the care system etc and doing all the ‘behind the scenes’ work to fight for me and my children I wouldn’t be here in a better place.  I’ll always be grateful to you and Mr Pearce. Sarah S

Your company has helped me out so much and I’d come back again again and again. I am so grateful to everyone who has helped me out with my case…and I am so glad that Charley Kelly ain`t leaving cuz she is really good at her job  Annette C

I would like to say a big thank you to Brendan Fleming Solicitors and especially Charley Kelly for all the help and support over the last three years. I first contacted Brendan Fleming Solicitors in 2013 when the local authority were seeking removal of our son. Charley Kelly is great, she gave us great support she’s there day and night she has done all the statements attending court always there when we need to ask advice  she never judges  she tells us the truth she never hides anything  she thought for a year with us to get our son home we have now had him home for two years on a care order plus parent reg now the local authority are trying yet again to remove our son and we have yet again turned to Brendan Fleming Solicitors as we know from experience  this firm is 100% about keeping children with their families.                                                                    Leona H

Thank you for all your hard work…. if anytime you guys would like us to write a review of your service or recommendation etc am happy to so. once again thank you so very much. it has been a truly horrific experience through which you help lessen the suffering we had to face.                                                                                                                     Karla B

‘I just want to say a big massive thank you to Charley Kelly for helping us from the start with the struggle to try and get the children back into our care, I hope you all the best in the future but we as a family would just like to take the time to thank Charley for all her hard work she has provided for us all as a family’.   Denise H

I would like to say a big thank you all at Brendan Fleming Solicitors, and especially to Charley Kelly, for all the help and support over the past year. Charley did all the statements, paperwork and court applications. She was there day and night through phone calls, texts and emails. She did an amazing job. We are all very grateful for everything she has done. She is supportive, kind, caring, non-judgmental. She has re-built my self-confidence. I am so glad that I chose Brendan Fleming Solicitors. I would recommend that anyone who is going through a similar situation, or knows of anyone who is, please contact these solicitors: they are amazing. Charley, we can’t thank you enough. We are all going to miss you.  We would not have done it without you.  Leona and family

I just want to say thank you! For helping me get my kids back. It has been a long, emotional journey for me. But now it’s all over thanks to you and all the hard work and dedication you have put in! I hope that you continue to be a great and successful solicitor. You’re awesome! I know one day you will be an awesome mother too! (Hope to see pictures). Thank you again!” K & Family

Thank you and Ed for everything you done for me, things are going so well for me and Ava. I feel I owe you so much!! Thank you!!!  RC

First off I want to thank you for everything you done for me in the past 6 months. From the start when the interim care order was made I have felt you have always been a call/text away and your handling of everything has been nothing less than perfect. I believe if it wasn’t for you I don’t think I ever would’ve gotten the outcome I believe I deserve and my daughter returned to me. Even when I have been upset on the phone I have felt you have been there for me in that sense also. From the initial contact with Gemma Hyett through to the final hearing I knew I was in good hands. I wish you and Ed all the very best in life and I will be forever grateful in everything you have done for me     RC

I am so thankful that I contacted you. I don’t wish to think about how things would be now if I hadn’t called you. You treated us brilliantly. You’re an angel and went completely above and beyond for us. My grandson is coming home next week and we are incredibly overwhelmed and excited. I am delighted with you and the firm             J.P- Preston

I chose Brendan Fleming Solicitors after doing research on the Internet and reading the feedback from other clients. During the last two years my family has been through two sets of care proceedings, using Brendan Fleming Solicitors and Natasha each time.

I found her to be very professional, caring, understanding, very organised, always kept me up to date on everything that was happening. I felt that I was finally being listened to and had someone fighting my corner. Natasha always went the extra mile, she was always there for a chat when times were difficult and always gave fantastic advice. I now have my daughter back permanently thanks to the help of Brendan Fleming Solicitors and Natasha. I would highly recommend Brendan Fleming solicitors to anyone going through local authority care proceedings – S.W, Crewe

 

The advocate for the Guardian specifically mentioned today how impressed he was with your work on mother’s case and your general demeanour. His observations were wholly condoned by all present  Counsel.

I cannot thank you enough. My baby boy is home for Christmas! The patience, time and commitment you have shown me has been beyond belief- I will be forever grateful to you. The proceedings have been really difficult but you have supported me every step of the way. Thank you, thank you, thank you.                                                                           K.V- Hertfordshire

Natasha, We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the help you gave us and for believing in us. You have helped make a little boy, eternally happy. We will always be indebted to you and wish you all the happiness possible. All our love and best wishes.  L.V and J.P, Blackpool

Natasha, thank you for all of your help and time. I am really grateful. Our appointments lasted ages but you always gave me your time. My son is home and I am looking forward to our future D.Y, Birmingham

Brendan Fleming Solicitors are responsible for getting my two children returned to me and everyone within Brendan Fleming that helped with my case went above and beyond, I really can’t thank them enough. Brendan Fleming and the Barristers they sent helped me get my children back extremely fast and worked very hard to help me and my children. I would recommend them to anyone who has had their children taken as they really do fight your corner R.S.

 

Thank you for all the help and support you have given to me and my family over the past few months. L.S

You have been a great support throughout these proceedings. I’m so grateful for all your hard work and great advice and guidance and knowing you are always committed to being there and returning my calls in the fastest manner I have ever known from a professional. I am so grateful to Brendan Fleming and Michaela too. You’ve helped me see I still have a chance to turn things around for my children and to be a good mum to Jessica by also encouraging me to take all that is on offer. You are brilliant, any Solicitors should be proud to have you. You’ve helped me start a new chapter in my life. Thanks Ellie. You are the best Solicitor in training ever! L.W. 

You are always there when I most need to talk to someone. You go beyond your job. Thank you.

Delighted with you as a Firm and with Ellie. She was completely understanding, totally compassionate and didn’t judge us. Ellie really respected us and was very considerate from the beginning,

Ellie is more than wonderful, she was brilliant and provided much support. The praise they received from Ellie regarding the work that they did/courses they attended was amazing. Ellie treated us as a family and the praise was to her partner too. She didn’t treat us separately where the previous solicitor had. My son is being returned.

Brendan how wonderful your team are and that without Ellie and Laura this may not have happened.  K.K

 

A friend recommended me. I was very pleased with the service that I received. I wouldn’t change the staff or their conduct.  A.H.

Thank you to you and Louise for always helping me through tough times with the right advice. Thank you   LH

Thank you for all of your help, support and advice. EW

Very good service, kept informed every step of the way and couldn’t ask for better.”
Our client, Craig “Friendly and helpful service, even when I was angry and stressed. I’d just like to thank everyone involved. I was a mess and you all helped me greatly. Big thanks to Anne especially.   E.G.Solihull

I think Anne is brilliant. She is wonderful, has such a positive attitude and she has been fighting with us all the way. I had trouble with a previous solicitor who was cold and a poor communicator. As soon as I spoke to Anne on the phone, I warmed to her straight away: she was so supportive, understanding and expressed concern and emotion. My case was a lot of work and I was worried no one would take it on. She has made it feel manageable and that we can win. She is a breath of fresh air. Now I feel relaxed and not panicky. We are working together as a team to get everything sorted; she really values my input.  Jane

What can I say? ‘Thank you’ just doesn’t seem enough. If anyone had seen this case at the beginning, they wouldn’t have touched it, as I didn’t stand a chance of winning. Your hard work, commitment and support over the last year led to such a result: my little man settled and happy with his nannie. I can never thank you enough, Anne. You are a truly amazing lady whom I have had the privilege of meeting. Don’t ever change (or change jobs). You have made such an impact in our lives; and the lives of others, I am sure. Again, thank you. Naomi

The service Ann offered me was much better than my old solicitor. She has looked after me so well. She is wicked, really helpful and very nice. She even comes out to me because it is more convenient for me.  Susan

Huge thanks and congratulations on recruiting Anne Tidmarsh to your esteemed legal team. She is at all times friendly, understanding and supportive, as well as a fountain of knowledge. In short, an asset you should never let go. Thanks again for everything!

I just want to thank Brendan Flemings for everything. Anne is amazing & amp; won my case an now a year down the line I’m in my own flat with my baby not being treated like crap by social, Thank you all of you xx  Nicola

The best service I’ve had from any solicitor firm. You’re not in with social services like other firms. You’re easy to contact and I just wanted to say thank you Louise for your great support      CR, Aberystwyth

Thank you for all your help! Looking forward to working on this case with you