Mat Derbyshire, a family law specialist at Tallents Solicitors in Mansfield, has been accepted onto the Law Society’s Children Panel and is now able to represent both adults and children in child-related legal matters. Mark Hawkins, partner and children’s law specialist at Tallents Solicitors in Mansfield, said:

“We are incredibly proud of Mat’s appointment to the Children Panel. The accreditation process is incredibly rigorous and it’s a credit to Mat’s dedication and hard work that he is able to act as both an adult representative and a children representative.

 “To have satisfied the more stringent criteria required to represent Children as well as Adults is testament to Mat’s ability and knowledge of the law in this complex field.”

What is the Children Law Accreditation?

The Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme requires its representatives to show and maintain very high levels of legal knowledge, expertise, skills and experience in all areas of children law. Mat said:

“I have a particular interest in children law work and it’s very satisfying to have my legal experience and knowledge in this area acknowledged by my appointment to the Children Panel.

 “I am very keen to ensure that the outcomes I secure for my clients are in my client’s and the children’s best interests and that the children are safe and secure in the long term.”

Representing Children and Adults in child-related legal matters

The family and children law specialists at Tallents Solicitors based at both Newark and Mansfield can help parents and guardians with all aspects of children law work, including: arrangements for children during a separation or divorce, rights to see children, local authority care arrangements and adoption. Mark finishes:

“When you contact us, we will listen to the specifics of your case and work with you to find the best solution for your children and you to the problems you are facing.

 “We also offer a free, drop-in family law clinic at our Southwell office from 5-7pm on Tuesdays for anyone with family law concerns that they wish to discuss.”