Child law advice



Where disagreements involve children, we work with you to find a solution that has your child's best interests at heart.

You need sensitivity and support from a children lawyer and that's what you'll get from our family law experts at Mills & Reeve.

We specialise in advising on a variety of legal and practical issues relating to child law. Whatever issues you're facing, our lawyers will draw on their extensive experience and knowledge to strengthen your legal position while looking out for the best interests of your children throughout.

Understanding that you'll naturally want to minimise the impact of any disagreements on your children, we're committed to reducing conflict to make the process easier for you and your family. Contact our team to learn how we can help you move towards a positive resolution with confidence.

Award-winning child law services

  • 91% client satisfaction
  • Widespread industry recognition
  • Offices across England

We have a proven track record of success for our clients so you can rely on us to help resolve your family issues professionally and with empathy. Our children lawyers have worked with an impressive range of people, including leading professionals, international families and high-profile clients.

What advice do our children law solicitors offer?

When it comes to your children, you need to be sure you're getting the right legal advice and support. Our children lawyers can advise you on:

Whatever you're facing as a family, you can rely on our expertise to help resolve your issues. We have many years of experience advising families on everything from everyday disagreements to ground-breaking cases where landmark decisions have challenged established legal principles.  

More importantly, we understand the need to make child-centred decisions and we are committed to reducing conflict. Frequently working alongside therapists to ensure families can move forward positively with their lives, we always work flexibly and tailor our approach to the individual needs of each family.


What children law cases have we worked on?

Our talented children lawyers have years of experience dealing with cases involving children. We're known for successfully dealing with cases where there is a high degree of parental conflict or an international dimension, or where there are financial issues. Here are some examples of some of our recent work:

  • A mother came to us for urgent advice when she was involved in high conflict proceedings where international child abduction was alleged. We obtained legal advice from the other country involved and made an emergency application to the High Court to quickly resolve the dispute.
  • We successfully negotiated a mother's relocation abroad with her child, ensuring the child's relationship with the father was fully supported after the move. 
  • Our family lawyers have represented parents in highly sensitive cases involving allegations of sexual abuse, alcohol addiction and domestic abuse – often where there were simultaneous police investigations and criminal proceedings. We work closely with professionals such as child psychologists and family therapists to find a child-focused solution.
  • We successfully represented a high profile father in proceedings where he wanted to relocate to another country with his child, a decision upheld by the Court of Appeal.
  • We've supported parents in mediation, helping them to resolve issues such as schooling and financial support in a timely and cost effective way.

Our children lawyers

Our specialist children lawyers have the highest standard of technical skills you would expect and also excel in working creatively with families to encourage positive co-parenting. We’re known for our sensible and constructive approach, even in high conflict cases.


Who do our children solicitors work with?  

We advise a range of families including:

  • Same-sex families
  • International families
  • Unmarried couples
  • Grandparents, step-parents, and other family members
  • High profile individuals

Why choose Mills & Reeve?


Get in touch with our family and children law team

We're ready to help you through those difficult moments in life and overcome the challenges you're facing. Between our unparalleled legal knowledge of child law and the extensive experience of our dedicated children's lawyers, you'll have everything you need to ensure the well-being of your child and family.

Contact our family and children law team, or sign up for updates from us today.

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