Children law

Our highly skilled team has a first-rate reputation among solicitors, local authorities and Cafcass for dealing with cases involving children in both public and private law proceedings.

Park Square Barristers has an impressive and experienced team of 56 established barristers, inclusive of two silks who specialise in the field of children law. The team has an excellent reputation for work in care proceedings.


Our “Areas of strength include adoption, child abduction and domestic violence cases.” — The Legal 500. The barristers offer unrivalled expertise in cases of neglect, abuse (emotional, physical or sexual), serious injury, and cases involving complex medical evidence.

Mindful to the highly sensitive nature of work, particularly those involving the most serious allegations, such as the death of a child ,the team has an excellent reputation for work in care proceedings and takes pride in offering the highest standards of client care. Our teams versatile approach to representing a wide range of clients from local authorities to parents, extended family and children (through guardians or independently) is a “Notable strength in public and private law children disputes, particularly involving child abuse and abductions.” — The Legal 500.

In addition, we also deal with cases of education law, professional negligence and matters arising under the Inheritance Act, and advise on local authority obligations, judicial review and applications under the Human Rights Act. A number of our barristers are also authorised to represent clients directly (without a solicitor intermediary) through the Public Access scheme.

Team working

Working closely together, the cohesive team of children specialists work along with barristers in our other teams such as crime, civil, family finance, and court of protection. This provides for a broad range of accurate legal opinion as well as continuity in the handling of more complex cases.

Contact our Family clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212



The team