Emergency Applications

Sometimes it is necessary to take urgent action to prevent harm to a child.

Whilst the Police and Social Services will serve to protect children where there is a risk of immediate physical harm, there are a variety of situations where a Court application will also be required. For example, a Prohibited Steps Order prevents a parent from taking a specific course of action in respect of a child without the Court’s permission. This may be necessary, for example, where one parent intends to take a child abroad against the wishes of the other parent. one parent is trying to change a child’s school or move a child’s home without agreement or a child requires urgent medical treatment.

Our solicitors are highly experienced in making emergency applications where time is of the essence. In certain cases port alerts and injunctions are necessary to prevent a child being taken out of the country or otherwise placed in harms way. These Orders are often required the same day. It is essential to ensure the correct process is followed from the outset to prevent the child(ren) from coming to any harm.

Our Experts

Sean McNally

Partner, Solicitor & Joint Head of Family

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Katie Taft

Partner, Solicitor & Mediator

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Suzi Denton

Associate Solicitor

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Lauren Harley

Associate Solicitor

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Nicola Scott

Consultant Solicitor

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Georgina Emerson

Solicitor

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Raluca Parker

Personal Assistant

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Elizabeth Perks

Secretary

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