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Sallyanne Davies

Paralegal

Child Care

Sallyanne Davies is a Paralegal based in Birmingham specialising in Child Care matters.

Sallyanne's Specialisms

More about Sallyanne

I love speaking to new clients and putting them at ease when they contact us having been told that they may lose their children.  I can easily put them at ease and allay any fears that they may have, and that we are here to help and support them every step of the way during this hard time.

I have experience in attending Court to assist Counsel for parents and Guardians as well as attending meetings on behalf of Children’s Guardian on cases where we represent  children.  I also assist and support the parents in attending any meetings they have with Social Services to assist on the cases when we have been instructed by a Parent.

In my spare time I love to listen to music, I enjoy going to the cinema, love the theatre, and I enjoy spending time with friends and family.  I also keep myself fit by doing Judo and am currently a blue belt in this martial art.  I am looking forward to achieving my black belt as soon as I can.  I love any dance classes such as Zumba, Clubbercise or just even having a good boogie in the house.

Recent Experience

  • We represented a lady who had been arrested following an attempt at poisoning her son with prescription tablets, who at the time of the offence was 7 years old.  The police arrested her and she was investigated with respect to attempted murder. The child was medically affected by the attempt, and kept in hospital for a short period but luckily made a full recovery. We were instructed in relation to the court proceedings issued by the local authority, and the child was immediately placed into foster care, pending further assessment work being undertaken by the local authority. The client was not detained in police custody, but instead was sectioned under the Mental Health Act and admitted into a mental health hospital. My immediate concern upon instruction was her capacity to instruct me as her solicitor and as such, I felt it was appropriate to liaise with her treating psychiatrist at the mental health hospital.  He duly confirmed that she did not have capacity to instruct and we had to represent her through the Official Solicitor forthwith. We instructed a QC in this matter and it eventually proceeded to a 15 day fact finding hearing. The matter was highly complex and very interesting.

 

  • We represented a child in a private law matter, taking instructions from the guardian. The case lasted in total over 2 years, and was very demanding in terms of managing the father who was a Litigant in Person and also case managing the sheer volume of material. Eventually the fact finding hearing took place over 4 days and the judge gave a very damming judgment which essentially found against father on each and every allegations made by her against him. The majority of the Findings sought by him against mother were not proved. Father sought to appeal the Findings made but his application for permission to appeal was dismissed.

 

  • In this matter, we represented a child in public law proceedings. It was the local authority application for a supervision order upon a young baby. The local authority alleged that the order was necessary in its application as a result of a suspected non accidental injury being sustained by the child about 6 months ago. The injury was of markings/bruising to the upper left arm and left inner ear, and there were other bruising injuries which were not relied upon by the local authority.  It was picked up by the hospital paediatrician and referred to the local authority as a child protection concern. The local authority did not seek to remove the child from the parents’ care, and sought an independent opinion from a general paediatrician who also confirmed suspected non accidental injury. We instructed a neonatologist and at the end of proceedings the child remained at home due to the lack of evidence to substantiate the assertion that the injuries had been caused non-accidentally.

 

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Sallyanne and all the team at Cartwright King are dedicated to helping you. If you need help, contact Sallyanne by email using this form or using the details below:

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Birmingham

West Midlands

Floor 14, McLaren Building,46 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham, B4 7LR

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