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Family Law Team

Who We Are

The family law team in DLS is made up of a number of experienced solicitors who supported by the family law admin team provide extensive legal services to childcare teams in the HSC Trusts.

What We Do

This team supports our social work colleagues in the protection of the most vulnerable children and young people throughout Northern Ireland. 90% of applications are handled in the regional family proceeding courts where the solicitors are advanced advocates in this field. 10% percentage of applications are heard in various Family Care Centres and High Court where Legal Services instructs Counsel. Legal Services are primarily the applicants with highly specialised teams responsible for drafting applications and preparing Court bundles relating to Care Order and Supervision order applications, Recovery order applications and Secure Order applications.