Children’s Cases

Concerned for your child? We offer clear, sensible and sensitive advice at every step of the process.

At Moir and Sweeney Litigation we understand that if the Social Work Department becomes involved with your family it can be a frightening and stressful experience.

Our specialist team can guide you through the process from start to finish. We deal with all aspects of the children’s hearing process and any related Sheriff Court referrals. This can include appeals to the Sheriff Court regarding any decision made from a children’s panel. We also deal with permanency proceedings.

At Moir and Sweeney Litigation we will make sure that your voice is heard.

Children’s Hearing

Depending on the individual circumstances, this can then lead to your family becoming involved in the Children’s Hearing System. In such circumstances, early advice from our team of dedicated family law solicitors is critical. Our team’s aim is to ensure your case is dealt with empathy and care throughout every stage of what can be a difficult and high stakes process.

Our team has the necessary legal and procedural knowledge to ensure that you understand what the eventual outcome may be. We can appear alongside you and represent your family’s interests at Children’s Hearings and if the matter is then referred to the Sheriff Court, we can skillfully guide you through every step of the process.

Should you disagree with a decision from a Children’s Panel, you can trust our team to assess your case based on our extensive understanding of the law and if necessary proceed with an appeal on your behalf to the Sheriff Court.

We understand that funding legal advice and representative adds further stress to an already upsetting experience. Moir and Sweeney’s legal expertise can be funded by way of the Legal Aid Scheme. However, should you not qualify for this financial assistance, we deal with this type of work at competitive and fair rates.

Permanence Proceedings

We understand that a decision that a parent should not care for or have any contact with their child is one of the most devastating. We work with parents to ensure that they understand the complex procedure involved with such a decision. It is our chief aim to ensure that our client’s views are heard by decision makers. We do this by working closely with clients by building a relationship of trust and obtaining a comprehensive understanding of the individual circumstances.

We understand that the Children’s Hearing System is centered around the notion of what is in the best interests of the child. This principle exists at the core of our expert family’s team approach to advising on matters involving children.

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