Child Law

Our team put the welfare of the child at the centre of every case, ensuring that any action is in their best interests

Child Law Solicitors Romford and Dagenham

At Milner Elledge, we understand that your children are the most important thing in your life and are dedicated to assisting you in ensuring that they have the stability and security they need to live happy and settled lives.  

Legal Aid funding remains available for representation in relation to disputes concerning your children and we have a legal aid franchise, meaning that, if you financially qualify and the need for you to receive legal aid can be justified to the Legal Aid Agency, we are able to get to work on your behalf right away and to pursue full legal aid funding to entirely or partly cover the costs of your representation.  If you do not qualify for legal aid, we are also able to provide representation or advice at highly competitive rates, including “Unbundled Services” representation where the amount, or type, of work we do for you, can be worked out according to what is affordable and right for your needs.

We consider court proceedings concerning children to be an option of last resort, only of use to your family when all other courses of action have been properly considered, discussed and weighed.  At the same time, if emergency action is made necessary by the particular circumstances of your case, we are able to get you into court quickly and with an application and supporting statement that gives you a strong chance of success.

Childhood passes very quickly and what happens during that time can have a lasting impact on children as they move into adulthood.  We understand, as does the court, that children have a right to a happy and extensive relationship with both parents that is safe and in their best interests.  We can assist you in trying to ensure this happens and in taking the steps necessary to protect you and your children if the particular circumstances of your case make this impossible.  We remain conscious, at all times, of the guidance offered to the court by the Welfare Checklist contained at Section 1 (3) of the Children Act 1989 and provide advice which keeps these principles firmly at the centre of the discussion.

We know that nothing is as emotional as discussing your children’s lives and futures and are focused on providing friendly, patient and reassuring advice to you, ensuring you understand what is being asked of you and the advice you are being given.  

Areas of Child Law Expertise

We advise on all areas of child law including;

  1. Child arrangements
  2. Child law and social work issues
  3. Child contact arrangements
  4. Adoption
  5. International Child abduction


We understand that one of the biggest barriers to seeking help can be cost. At Milner Elledge, we offer a transparent feeing scheme with fixed fees and pay as you go options. Our team aim to advise you of the total cost at the outset of a case where possible to ensure there are no hidden surprises for your bank balance.

Contact our Child Law Solicitors in Romford and Dagenham

With over 30 years’ experience and a child-centric approach at the heart of all we do, there is no one better placed to help you in a child law dispute than Milner Elledge. Contact our specialist child law solicitors today on 01708 763463 for our Romford office or 020 8984 0940 for our Dagenham office.


Exactly what I needed to get me through my Family Court case. All staff are incredibly helpful, understanding, friendly and supportive. I always felt that I was in good hands and would not hesitate to recommend this firm to anyone looking for a good Family lawyer. - Vicki Brandon
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