Vincents celebrates new Children Panel appointment

Family law specialist now able to act in childcare proceedings.

Vincents Solicitors has expanded its highly-specialised childcare team following the appointment of Sarah Davis to the Children Panel. Sarah, a family solicitor at Vincents, has received the Law Society Children Law Accreditation following a rigorous qualification process.

Only accredited Children Panel members are able to represent minors. Panel members are specialists in dealing with custody, adoption and child protection matters, and demonstrate sensitivity to the particular needs of clients requiring support in these areas.

Sarah, who already has eight years’ experience in family law, said: “This is such a sensitive and specialist area of the law, so it is only right that those advocating on behalf of children have additional qualifications. It was a tough process but necessary in order for me to be able to take on such important cases. I am truly passionate about helping children and making sure we get the very best results for them at, what is clearly, a very difficult time in their lives.”

She now joins Val Shaw and Allan Pickup as the firm’s accredited panel members, within the nine-strong family law department. Sarah will now be able to provide services direct to Cafcass (the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) which looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings and provides guardians to those considered to be at risk.

The team also supports parents seeking to regain custody, assisting them with making the changes and accessing the support they need to bring families back together.

Mark Mosley, head of family law at Vincents, congratulated Sarah on her appointment. He said: “This is an exceptional achievement and the whole team is extremely proud of Sarah. She is an ideal advocate for children and their families, combining compassion with expert knowledge and experience to help resolve cases in the most sensitive and positive manner possible under the circumstances.”

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