Case Studies

Successful legal argument leads to extra contact and avoids high costs

Lindsey Britland one of our Family Solicitors highlighted how important advocacy skills are in helping progress matters without delay and additional costs when she secured extra contact for dad and his two young children of 4 and 7. 

The additional contact was vigorously defended at court by mum and her solicitors who suggested it was ridiculous to involve CAFCASS with children this young. Dad was aware of the children’s true wish to see him more and wanted an independent record of this.

Lindsey managed to persuade the judge as to the importance of the involvement of Cafcass.  They spoke to the boys, produced a supportive report which led to an agreement of extra contact and avoided the costs of a final and fully disputed hearing.