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Understanding Care Proceedings with Adel Jibs & Co Solicitors

Care Proceedings are crucial legal processes initiated when there are substantial concerns about a child’s safety and welfare. Adel Jibs & Co Solicitors, a Solicitors in London, specialises in navigating these complex proceedings with expertise and compassion.

Duration of Care Proceedings

Care Proceedings initiated by the Local Authority must be concluded within 26 weeks. However, extensions beyond this period are permissible if necessary for a fair resolution by the court.

Participants in Court Hearings

During the Court Hearings, the presence of the child’s parents or anyone with Parental Responsibility is essential. They are integral parties to the proceedings. The Local Authority presents its case, and a Children’s Guardian and solicitor represent the child’s interests. A Judge oversees these hearings, making decisions based on the presented evidence.

The First Court Hearing

The initial hearing, potentially an Interim Care Order Hearing, addresses the urgency of the Local Authority’s concerns. The focus is on whether immediate action, such as removing the child from the parent’s care, is warranted.

Case Management and Issues Resolution Hearings

Subsequent hearings include the Case Management Hearing, which outlines the proceedings’ timeline and evidence gathering. The Issues Resolution Hearing aims to resolve outstanding issues or potentially conclude the case early if agreement is reached.


The Final Hearing


In cases where resolution is not reached earlier, a Final Hearing is conducted. This hearing involves detailed examination of evidence and testimonies, leading to a judicial decision focused on the child’s best interests.

Expert Legal Aid in Childcare Matters

Adel Jibs & Co Solicitors offers legal advice and support in care proceedings. Our team will ensure that your case is handled with the utmost care and professionalism. For expert legal guidance in these sensitive matters, contact Adel Jibs & Co Solicitors at 02034173859 to learn more about your eligibility for legal aid.


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