Established in 1982, at Brendan Fleming Solicitors we specialise in Family Law, offering our clients expert legal advice in both Public and Private Law matters, including Care Proceedings, Non-Accidental Injury, Divorce & Children’s Proceedings and issues with Social Services.


Contact Brendan Fleming Solicitors by emailing or by calling 0121 683 5000


Contact our Non-Accidental Injury Department on 07730 143 432. If it is out of hours, you can call our staffed 24 hour helpline on 0121 683 5000. Alternatively you can email us on

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165 Newhall Street
St. Paul’s Square
Birmingham B3 1SW


0121 683 5000


Children’s Law

Children’s Law

Within Public Law Proceedings (i.e. Court proceedings involving the local authority) a children’s law solicitor will be appointed to represent the interests of the children. Sometimes this also happens in Private Law Proceedings (i.e. applications which may include Child Arrangement Orders, Special Guardianship Orders). The children’s law solicitor will normally work alongside a CAFCASS Guardian to assist and advise the Court in making decisions for the children. They will look at everything from the child’s point of view rather than that of the local authority or parents, and make recommendations to the Court as to what is in each child’s best interests.

Sometimes, if the child is old enough and has a good understanding of the proceedings, the children’s law  solicitor may take their instructions directly from the child. This is on a strictly case-by-case basis and is a decision that the child’s solicitor and Guardian may make themselves. As we have Law Society accredited Children’s Law solicitors, we are able to take instructions from Guardians on behalf of  children and are delighted to assist where possible.

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