Family & Child Care

This difficult and sensitive area of law receives committed, detailed and skilled attention from the team of family specialists at 30 Park Place which offers the largest truly specialist group of family practitioners in Wales.

All members of the family and care team are members of the FLBA and represent Local Authorities, parents, CAFCASS Cymru and other parties including prospective adopters and interveners. Chambers provides a comprehensive service to solicitors, regularly advising on and presenting or contesting applications for injunctive relief, section 8 Children Act orders, Care and Supervision orders, Placement and Adoption orders, orders for the return of children under the Hague Convention and other applications under the Inherent Jurisdiction of the High Court.

The team is acutely aware of the value to all of our clients of being available to cover hearings from the very outset of proceedings, including at interim care hearings, until the conclusion of the case. We strive to ensure consistency of representation whenever possible and are determined to provide a high level of service for the benefit of our clients both professional and lay.

With five family silks and a range of practitioners ranging from the very junior to those with greater than 30 years experience, the team has unrivaled experience in Wales in conducting complex and sensitive hearings both at first instance and on appeal.

The Family and Child Care team successfully bid to be one of the providers for the ‘West Wales Consortium’ which includes 11 Local Authorities in South and Mid Wales.

Considered to be a leading set in South Wales for family and children matters, 30 Park Place Chambers' members have a wealth of experience and expertise. Regularly instructed by both local authorities, parents and guardians, the team offers 'quality counsel' with clerks praised for their expedience and helpfulness. Chambers' three family silks remain busy, while senior juniors Max Davies and Catrin John continue to be instructed in high-value, or complex and sensitive matters. Rhian Jones also handles complex abuse cases, while Rebecca Harrington maintains a busy matrimonial finance practice. - Legal 500, 2022

'30 Park Place Chambers' members are highly sought after in care cases in Wales and beyond, representing local authorities, parents and guardians. In addition to this, members of chambers including Rebecca Harrington, Max Davies and Rhys Taylor also find themselves increasingly being instructed in high net worth family finance cases.' - Legal 500, 2021

'30 Park Place Chambers remains 'a go-to set' in Wales for complex family work, with members involved in some of the leading cases in Wales and beyond. The set features expertise in both public and private child law, as well as matrimonial finance matters.' - Legal 500, 2020

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Team Members: Family & Child Care