Mo Hayes – Family Department
I specialise in public law care proceedings and I am instructed by parents or act for the children through their Court appointed Guardian.
I represented a mother in care proceedings through the Official Solicitor due to the mother’s Learning Disability. I instruct Queens Counsel for the mother to challenge the assessment process and support she was entitled to. The case resulted in a change to the way Children and Adult Services work together to support parents where the parent suffers from a learning disability.
I have recently been instructed directly by teenage children in complex care proceedings where the children were competent to instruct a solicitor and wished to challenge their care plans.
I also represent parents and children in private law proceedings involving disputes between family members concerning the care of children.