Cases Involving Children
Cases involving children require a special sensitivity and specific expertise. Burnetts' child law team deals with difficult family issues like arrangements about where children will live and with whom they will spend their time (previously known as access, contact or residence) and other parental rights issues such as family relocation, disputes about schooling and adoption, across Cumbria and beyond.
Burnetts Solicitors has also developed a particular specialism in grandparent rights having provided extensive support to grandparents in cases of contact, residence and Special Guardianship Orders.
Simon Mortimer, Amy Fallows and Katie Wright are accredited specialists with Resolution. Like other Resolution members, they believe in a non-confrontational approach to family law matters but are experienced advocates if court proceedings become necessary. Simon and Amy are also members of the Law Society's Children Law Accreditation Scheme. In order to become accredited by the Law Society, solicitors have to demonstrate their in-depth expertise, experience and knowledge.
Burnetts Solicitors also advises on public law cases involving children in care and cases involving domestic violence.