Bromleys has a specialist team of child care lawyers, who are recognised as experts in their field.

Many are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and sit on the SRA’s specialist Children Panel or Family Panel.

We have the largest family team in any solicitor’s practice in the Tameside and East Manchester area and can offer help on all matters involving children, including residence and contact disputes, child abduction, and proceedings where the local authority have instituted or are considering commencing care proceedings.

The specialist care team also acts in cases involving special guardianship orders.

We can help with:

    • Residence and contact disputes
    • Enforcing contact orders
    • Child abduction
    • Special Guardianship orders
    • Local authority care proceedings
    • Parental Responsibility Orders
    • Forced marriage cases


Children & Social Services Surgery

We also run a free weekly surgery each Wednesday between 4.00pm and 6.00pm. No appointment is necessary, simply turn up at our offices and you will be seen by a member of our Care Team.

Out of hours

You can also reach us out of hours by telephoning 07785 531221

Download our information leaflet on Children and Social Services (PDF)

Download our Step-by Step-Guide to Care Proceedings (PDF)

Download our information leaflet (PDF)

For further information please contact Keith PlattsSteve GwenlanOlivia Bell, Martine Swinscoe and Kate Allsop or any member of the Family Team.


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