Legal advice about social services

Our 2 teams of dedicated lawyers (based in Canterbury and Maidstone) have unrivalled experience in the law relating to the protection and welfare of children. We also have specialist lawyers in the fields of mental health, vulnerable adults, community care and other related areas.

We provide a speedy, expert and cost effective legal service. Our lawyers understand precisely the particular needs of those working for statutory and other public sector bodies, and exactly what they require from their legal advisers to enable them to achieve their objectives.

Areas of expertise:

  • adoption 
  • adult protection 
  • care planning for children 
  • child protection
  • community care 
  • judicial review
  • mental capacity
  • mental health 
  • youth justice.

In addition, we provide  comprehensive training (PDF, 593.1 KB) to support social work departments in delivering their legal duties.

Contact Kent Legal Services