Private law Children

Anvil Chambers have a wealth of experience of advising and representing parties through very difficult and complex private Children Act 1989 proceedings.

Children Act 1989 proceedings are a highly emotional time and can involve issues of contact (spend time with), residence (live with), and other child arrangements orders. The children are at the heart of all proceedings. Anvil Chambers can guide you through the process to ensure the best outcome.

Why choose us:-

  1. Expertise – Anvil Chambers are experts in private law children and have the skills to guide you through.
  2. Personal approach- Anvil Chambers understands everyone is different and therefore every person is treated as an individual and given the care they personally need to ensure the best representation.
  3. Communication – Anvil Chambers understands how important communication is and we will keep you updated at every step.

Services:-

  1. Directions Hearings
    • Early hearings after the application to court
    • Shorter hearings within the existing proceedings
    • First hearing Dispute Resolution Appointments
    • Pre-Trial Reviews
    • Dispute Resolution Appointments
  2. Final Hearings-
    • The trial where live evidence is given in court. Cross examination of all witnesses takes place
  3. Appeals
    • Where one party argues that the judge at the final hearing erred in law or Fact

Specialist


Case Studies

Representing non-UK nationals via interpreters in complex Child Arrangements Orders applications.

ACTING FOR – Applicant Father. WHICH COURT – Canterbury Family Court. OUTCOME – John’s client was convicted of assaulting his …

Representing non-UK nationals via interpreters in complex Child Arrangements Orders applications. 

ACTING FOR – Applicant Father. WHICH COURT – Canterbury Family Court. OUTCOME – John’s client was convicted of assaulting his …

Representing a father accused of multiple sexual offences against ex-partner and children.

ACTING FOR – Applicant Father. WHICH COURT – Canterbury Family Court. OUTCOME – The father was faced with a number …

Prolonged child arrangements dispute.

ACTING FOR – Applicant Father. WHICH COURT – Medway Family Court. OUTCOME – Following a dispute ongoing for the entirety …

Re-starting contact for mother after extended period of absence

ACTING FOR – Applicant Mother WHICH COURT – Dartford Family Court OUTCOME – Following a length dispute between parents where …

Private Law Children: Persuading Court to Unsupervised Contact

In a private children family law case, John acted for the respondent mother in a dispute resolution appointment in the …

Preventing a father from direct contact

Family Court at Canterbury On behalf of the respondent mother in a private law children case, John persuaded the court …

Acting for vulnerable mother

Family Court at Medway John represented the respondent mother where a father had made an application for the child to …