Sonja has many years experience in dealing with divorce, financial proceedings and complex children and care proceedings. Sonja has successfully represented parents and extended family members in care proceedings including non-accidental injuries, baby shaking, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. Sonja is relied upon by her clients and gives clear and straightforward advice supporting the clients throughout the complicated and emotionality challenging proceedings. Sonja is regularly instructed by professionals and is a highly respected practitioner.
- 2014 Non accidental injury, mother accused of child abuse and shaking baby, expert evidence obtained by us to prove baby had suffered server infection leading to swelling to the brain therefore court decided mother innocent and baby returned to the care of its mother.
- 2014 – substance misuse – mother had long history of drug addiction with support and clear guidance as to the services available mother able to abstain from drugs and maintain abstinence to enable her children to be returned back to her care.
- 2015 – acted for father who was in prison for DV on mother of children. Care proceedings issued and children removed from mother. Father released just prior to final hearing and although the children were not returned back to father’s care he has remained crime free and has sought help for anger management and DV.