Role: Legal Executive

Claire Butterfield

Claire Butterfield represents parents, grandparents, or other family members, and children when the Local Authority is involved with a family due to concerns that a child is suffering or is likely to suffer significant harm. She has been a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel since 2000.

More About Claire

I represent both parents, grandparents, other family members involved and the child/children, either directly when they have capacity provide instructions or through their Guardian,  when the Local Authority are involved with the family due concerns that the children are suffering or are likely to suffer significant harm. The concerns have included allegations of physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse domestic abuse and mental health issues.  I provide advice and assistance prior to any Court proceedings being commenced, within the pre proceedings process. I have represented clients through the Official Solicitor when they have been deemed not to have capacity to provide instructions directly.

I also represent children, through their Guardian in private law proceedings when the child or children have been made Party to the proceedings, due to the them needing to be separately represented, as the parents cannot reach an agreement as to where the child or children should live with and the arrangements for the child or children to spend time with the parent they do not live with.

Within the cases I have conducted there have been various allegations including allegations of sexual abuse and parental alienation.

I qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 1995 and have been a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel since 2000.

I enjoy representing all parties involved in these proceedings and will always ensure that I give excellent advice and representation. I will also ensure that they are kept fully up to date with proceedings and will make myself available to discuss their case when they require it.

In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, and participating in other outdoor activities such as boot camp and walking/running. I also like to do DIY and gardening along with spending time with my family.

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