Legal advice about adult social welfare and asylum

Our CSE and asylum lawyers advise and represent professionals who work with children and young adults who have experienced sexual exploitation and/or displacement, and those with issues relating to international safeguarding, trafficking and immigration. The team has experience of conducting cases with an international element and has lawyers who are fluent in a number of languages, including Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.

Areas of expertise:

  • human rights
  • age assessments
  • judicial review
  • Brussels II and Hague Convention care proceedings
  • international assessment 
  • identifying sexual exploitation 
  • multi-agency strategizing 
  • management of complex and multiple care proceedings with lengthy fact finding and parallel criminal proceedings

In addition, we can provide legal updates, seminars and bespoke legal training on the above areas.

Adult social welfare

Our adult social welfare team advises and represents professionals who work with adults with learning disabilities and physical disabilities, and those with issues relating to mental health and old age. Our lawyers are drawn from both private practice and public sector backgrounds and have extensive experience advising our clients on the law and helping them to find solutions. We work with you to identify and pursue the best legal means of achieving your objectives. You will find us approachable and down to earth and you will be kept up to date with the legal work or process at every stage.

We advise on complex Data Protection Act issues and Freedom of Information requests in respect of social services matters. We have considerable experienced in the growing area of law relating to disclosure of Social Services' material in criminal proceedings and the management of parallel proceedings and have been proactive in negotiating a Local Information Sharing Protocol.

Areas of expertise:

  • mental capacity
  • mental health
  • inquests
  • ordinary residence
  • safeguarding
  • community care

In addition, we can provide legal updates, seminars and bespoke legal training on all of the above areas.

Contact Kent Legal Services