Children’s Panels and Children’s Referrals

At Duncan & McConnell Solicitors Ltd we deal with a wide range of issues in relation to children.

Matters involving intervention with the local authority can be complex and an emotional time for families. Whether you require advice regarding social work involvement with a child or advice prior to the birth of a child or you are dealing with an on-going court action through the process of the children’s hearing system, at Duncan & McConnell Solicitors Ltd we will discuss your position with you and all of the options available to you throughout your case.

At Duncan & McConnell Solicitors Ltd we deal with a high volume of children’s panel work. It is important that you are represented at every children’s hearing by a solicitor and that your position is challenged and negotiated by a solicitor. It is important that your views are heard.

Our firm aims to represent the interests of each client individually. Whether you are involved in a children’s hearing matter or whether you are involved in a children’s referral matter whereby your case has been referred to the Sheriff, at Duncan & McConnell Solicitors Ltd we ensure that your position is negotiated and debated from the beginning to the conclusion of your case. We offer clear and consistent advice throughout each stage of your case and we aim to achieve the best possible result for you.

At Duncan & McConnell Solicitors Ltd you may be eligible for Legal Aid. We operate a Legal Aid system which will be discussed with you at your first consultation. If you do not qualify for Legal Aid all fees are to be discussed with you prior to any work carried out on your behalf. We operate a system which ensures you have control over the process before we undertake any work on your behalf.