Family/Child Care

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We have been specialising in family and childcare law for 35 years and are members of the Children Panel. Our dedicated specialist team occupy their own building and are available during office hours and in cases of emergency out of hours.

Lawrence and Co has a good reputation in the Westminster and neighbouring boroughs and can undertake childcare cases and injunctions at short notice throughout the London and Home Counties.

Children Law

For children and parents who are subject to care proceedings or are involved with the local authority. This includes emergency protection orders and applications for interim care orders.

Child Arrangements

Where parents need representation in deciding where their children should live or how much time the children should spend with each parent.

Injunctions Domestic Violence

We specialise in domestic violence issues: –

If you require protection from a violent or abusive partner we can see clients on an urgent basis and in many cases can make an application for a non-molestation order/occupation order on the same day that we are consulted.

Our Team

Lawrence B Lederman – Senior Partner

Lawrence is the founding Partner of Lawrence & Co. He has a wealth of experience in dealing with Child Care Cases and is a member of the Children Panel. He has 40 years’ experience as a Criminal Practitioner and also deals with Personal Injury litigation. He has dealt with many leading and reported cases.

Melanie Crank – Family Partner

Mel is an experienced advocate and will represent her client at all levels of Court Hearings. She specialises in Care work but has broad experience in all aspects of family Law. Mel regularly acts for children via their Children’s Guardian. She has co-responsibility for supervising members of the family department and the management of their cases. Mel is a member of the Childcare Panel.

Charles Njindou – Family Partner

Charles specialises in family law and has particular expertise in children cases involving local authorities, child abduction law and cases with an international dimension or involving the cross-border movement of children.

He has extensive experience of cases involving arrangements for children, custody/residence, contact/access (domestic and international), adoption (domestic and inter country), the reciprocal enforcement of foreign orders, international relocation/ leave to remove applications and jurisdiction disputes.

Charles is a member of the Law Society’s Children’s Panel and an Advanced Specialist Family lawyer with a particular specialism in Child Abduction and Private Children Law.​

Nilouka Peiris – Partner

Ruzy – Solicitor

Maria – Trainee Solicitor