If the Local Authority are concerned about the care that you are providing for your children you may require advice on such matters.

In most cases, you should qualify for free legal aid for such advice.

  • If you receive a PLO (Public Law Outline) letter all parents qualify for free legal aid.
  • Free legal aid is also available for all parents in Care proceedings.
  • If you are not a parent (for instance a grandparent) we can provide initial advice upon a fixed fee basis for £100 plus vat (total £120).
  • Our charge rate for other work including attending court, we charge £175 per hour plus vat. For complicated hearings or where Counsel is instructed to represent you, these may be charged at a fixed rate upon which we will discuss this with you before any work is undertaken.