Lockings Solicitors

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22rgba%2849%2C68%2C85%2C0.70%29%22%2C%22font-family%22%3A%22Avenir%22%2C%22font-weight%22%3A%22400%22%2C%22font-style%22%3A%22normal%22%2C%22font-size%22%3A%2218px%22%2C%22line-height%22%3A%2227px%22%7D%7D”]For most families, care proceedings represent a formal and frightening process that is hard to make sense of. That’s where we come in.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22%23314455%22%2C%22font-family%22%3A%22Avenir%22%2C%22font-weight%22%3A%22400%22%2C%22font-style%22%3A%22normal%22%2C%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%2C%22line-height%22%3A%2224px%22%7D%7D”]While we’re available for the average “lawyer stuff” — like representing you if your case goes to court and assisting with paperwork — one of our most important roles is giving advice and explaining things in plain English. This is true of care proceedings where this lengthy, Local Authority process can often seem unnecessarily complex. Our care proceedings solicitors put each step into context while reminding you of your rights and what actions you can legally take.

As a parent or person with parental responsibility you will be eligible for legal aid irrelevant of your financial circumstances so there will be no legal fees to pay.

We truly support our clients from start to finish with no jargon, no delays and no hidden fees.[/vc_column_text][us_btn label=”our people” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lockin.gs%2Fabout-us%2F|title:About%20Us” style=”5″ css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22max-width%22%3A%22200px%22%2C%22min-width%22%3A%22200px%22%7D%2C%22mobiles%22%3A%7B%22max-width%22%3A%22100%25%22%2C%22min-width%22%3A%22300px%22%2C%22margin-left%22%3A%22auto%22%2C%22margin-right%22%3A%22auto%22%7D%7D”][us_btn label=”Contact us” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lockin.gs%2Fcontact-us%2F|title:Contact%20Us” style=”4″ css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22max-width%22%3A%22200px%22%2C%22min-width%22%3A%22200px%22%7D%2C%22mobiles%22%3A%7B%22max-width%22%3A%22100%25%22%2C%22min-width%22%3A%22300px%22%2C%22margin-left%22%3A%22auto%22%2C%22margin-right%22%3A%22auto%22%7D%7D”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22background-color%22%3A%22%23EBEBEB%22%2C%22padding-left%22%3A%2250px%22%7D%7D” el_class=”service_faq”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Care Proceedings FAQs” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title=”1. What are care proceedings?” tab_id=”1620377447718-01c513a1-8e81″][vc_column_text css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%7D%7D”]When the Local Authority has concern for the safety of a child, they can initiate a process known as “care proceedings” to formally review a child’s quality of care through the courts. Sometimes the local authority are granted a “care order” which means the local authority will have parental responsibility and can determine where your child should live.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”2. What happens during care proceedings?” tab_id=”1620377447764-7fbddfa9-1d93″][vc_column_text css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%7D%7D”]Your child’s social worker will initiate care proceedings by providing the court with papers stating their reasons for concern. As a parent, you will also receive a copy of this document.

Depending on the Local Authority’s belief, a care order application might be filed. If granted, this order will last the duration of the care proceedings. Depending on the individual case, there may be several court hearings before a final hearing. As a parent, you have the right to attend every court hearing and state your case on each occasion.

Once all the necessary documents, reports and information is available a final hearing will be arranged and if an amicable agreement with the Local Authority cannot be reached the Judge will make a decision about your child.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”3.What do child care proceedings solicitors do?” tab_id=”1620377566174-43ccafaa-6fb3″][vc_column_text css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%7D%7D”]Child care proceeding solicitors explain care proceedings, advise you of your rights, attend hearings and represent you in court. They help you to better navigate the care proceedings process and are there for you to consult if you’re worried or concerned.

They can help you take an active stance during care proceedings or simply support you during a stressful, uncertain time. Your care proceedings lawyer is there to assist you and your unique family situation.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”4. Will I receive legal aid?” el_id=”1620377609716-0ebc5928-ffd2″][vc_column_text css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%7D%7D”]If you’re a parent or person with parental responsibility of a child subject to care proceedings you’re automatically entitled to legal aid irrelevant of your financial circumstances. Legal aid is also sometimes available to other family members who wish to be considered to care for a child who is in care[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][us_btn label=”Have more questions? Speak to a Right to Manage lawyer for a free, no-obligation chat” link_type=”onclick” style=”4″ align=”center” el_class=”popmake-931″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row height=”auto” width=”1″ columns_gap=”0″][vc_column stretch=”1″][us_page_block id=”1236″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row us_bg_image_source=”media” us_bg_image=”71″ us_bg_overlay_color=”rgba(0,49,68,0.9)” el_class=”why-choose-desktop” hide_on_states=”default,laptops,tablets,mobiles”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Why Choose Us?” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22%23ffffff%22%7D%7D”][vc_row_inner css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22margin-top%22%3A%2260px%22%7D%7D” gap=”15px”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][us_iconbox icon=”” img=”877″ title=”Direct Laywer Contact” title_size=”24px” title_tag=”h3″ color=”custom” icon_color=”#ffffff” size=”50px” iconpos=”left” alignment=”left” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22%23ffffff%22%2C%22text-align%22%3A%22left%22%2C%22font-family%22%3A%22Avenir%22%2C%22font-weight%22%3A%22400%22%2C%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%2C%22line-height%22%3A%2224px%22%7D%7D”]Speak to a qualified child care proceedings solicitor immediately without any awkward automated chatbots or intermediaries getting in the way.[/us_iconbox][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][us_iconbox icon=”” img=”880″ title=”No Hidden Costs” title_size=”24px” title_tag=”h3″ color=”custom” icon_color=”#ffffff” size=”50px” iconpos=”left” alignment=”left” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22%23ffffff%22%2C%22text-align%22%3A%22left%22%2C%22font-family%22%3A%22Avenir%22%2C%22font-weight%22%3A%22400%22%2C%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%2C%22line-height%22%3A%2224px%22%7D%7D”]With a clear and fair pricing model, we give you peace of mind that you’ll never be surprised by hidden costs or unexpected fees.
[/us_iconbox][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][us_iconbox icon=”” img=”881″ title=”Clear Communication” title_size=”24px” title_tag=”h3″ color=”custom” icon_color=”#ffffff” size=”50px” iconpos=”left” alignment=”left” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22%23ffffff%22%2C%22text-align%22%3A%22left%22%2C%22font-family%22%3A%22Avenir%22%2C%22font-weight%22%3A%22400%22%2C%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%2C%22line-height%22%3A%2224px%22%7D%7D”]Engage in straightforward, jargon-free conversations about the care proceedings process and your rights via your preferred communication method.
[/us_iconbox][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22padding-top%22%3A%2260px%22%7D%7D” gap=”15px”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][us_iconbox icon=”” img=”883″ title=”Free Initial Chat” title_size=”24px” title_tag=”h3″ color=”custom” icon_color=”#ffffff” size=”50px” iconpos=”left” alignment=”left” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22%23ffffff%22%2C%22text-align%22%3A%22left%22%2C%22font-family%22%3A%22Avenir%22%2C%22font-weight%22%3A%22400%22%2C%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%2C%22line-height%22%3A%2224px%22%7D%7D”]Start a no-obligation chat with a care proceedings solicitor today to see if we’re a good fit for you and your family.
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[/us_iconbox][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22padding-top%22%3A%2260px%22%7D%7D” gap=”15px”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][us_iconbox icon=”” img=”881″ title=”Clear Communication” title_size=”24px” title_tag=”h3″ color=”custom” icon_color=”#ffffff” size=”50px” iconpos=”left” alignment=”left” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22%23ffffff%22%2C%22text-align%22%3A%22left%22%2C%22font-family%22%3A%22Avenir%22%2C%22font-weight%22%3A%22400%22%2C%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%2C%22line-height%22%3A%2224px%22%7D%7D”]Engage in straightforward, jargon-free conversations about the care proceedings process and your rights via your preferred communication method.
[/us_iconbox][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][us_iconbox icon=”” img=”883″ title=”Free Initial Chat” title_size=”24px” title_tag=”h3″ color=”custom” icon_color=”#ffffff” size=”50px” iconpos=”left” alignment=”left” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22%23ffffff%22%2C%22text-align%22%3A%22left%22%2C%22font-family%22%3A%22Avenir%22%2C%22font-weight%22%3A%22400%22%2C%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%2C%22line-height%22%3A%2224px%22%7D%7D”]Start a no-obligation chat with a care proceedings solicitor today to see if we’re a good fit for you and your family.
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