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Wayne Hollingsworth


Child Care

Wayne Hollingsworth is a Director at Cartwright King specialising in Child Care. He is a member of the Law Society Children Panel.

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I was admitted as a solicitor in 1981 and my early years were spent in general practice, dealing mainly with family work and crime in the Leicester area.  In 2010 my firm merged with Cartwright King, leading to Cartwright King dealing with family work for the first time since the firm started in 2000.

At this point I specialised in care work, building up the firms presence in this area in the East Midlands, undertaking work in Leicester, Nottingham and Derby.  As the department grew I took on the role of in house advocate for a number of years, assisting other members of the care team with court work, encompassing other areas of the country such as the West Midlands and Yorkshire.

In 2018 I moved to the Derby office, where I remain.  I receive instructions from both parents and children’s guardians in court issued care proceedings.  I represent both parents and children and regularly appear in court, rarely instructing counsel in the cases which are dealt with by me.  I deal with very complex matters, including cases involving very serious harm to children, both physical, emotional and sexual.

I provide the clearest advice to parents and also to my professional clients and ensure that whatever the issues before the court, their instructions are put clearly and concisely, both in the preparation of written statements and in acting as their advocate in court.

In what little spare time I have, there are daily walks with my dogs and a rugby union team to support.


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Thank you for all your help you have been brilliant we can't thank you enough. Best wishes

Sue and Lisa

April 2020


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Peat House, 5 Stuart Street,Derby, DE1 2EQ

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