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 0800 246 5147


Contact our Non-Accidental Injury Department on 0800 246 5147 or 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

Our Location

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


0800 246 5147


Representation of Children

Representation of Children

Within Public Law Proceedings (i.e. Court proceedings involving the local authority) a 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 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 solicitor may take their instructions directly from the child. This is on a strictly case-by-case 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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