- 20 December 2019
Vickie has a wealth of experience in all aspects of family law, ranging from separation and divorce, financial settlements, domestic abuse/injunction proceedings and children act matters
Vickie joined the Family Team at Taylor Haldane Barlex LLP in March 2019 and is based in our Ipswich office. She completed her training at Ashtons Legal in Ipswich and qualified as a Fellow Chartered Legal Executive in February 2009.
Vickie was admitted as a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel in March 2017, which means she can represent children in care proceedings and private law children act matters.
Vickie advises parents on social services involvement prior to court proceedings being issued regarding child protection issues and the public law outline process.
Vickie specialises in Children’s Law and specialises in representing parents, children, grandparents and extended family members in care proceedings and has extensive experience in Emergency Protection Orders, Secure Accommodation Orders, Special Guardianship Orders, Placement Orders and Adoption, discharging Care Orders and care proceedings with an international element.
In addition, Vickie also represents third parties in care proceedings, known as interveners, who may be facing allegations of harming a child.
Vickie has extensive experience in disputes between parents involving Child Arrangements Orders, variation of orders or enforcement proceedings and applying for contact with children in care.
Vickie regularly runs workshops providing legal advice to organisations supporting young parents affected by relationship issues, mental health difficulties, substance misuse or homelessness.
Vickie is a contentious dedicated member of the team, with the ability to manage demanding deadlines. She provides clear, calm and practical advice to clients to guide them through often difficult and emotional times.
She is able to quickly identify cases where legal aid is available and provide guidance on the evidence required and make legal aid applications.
Vickie conducts her own advocacy at Court from initial hearings through to fact finding and contested final hearings.
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