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Charley Barker

Charley Barker
Role:Chartered Legal Executive, Children & Families Public Law Department
Speciality: Public Law matters and Local Authority proceedings
Phone: 02477 710200
Email: charley.barker@alsterskelley.com

Charley is an experienced lawyer, dedicated to ensuring excellent service to her clients. Her expertise in the law enables her to support her clients through some of the most difficult times they can face. 

Her clients recognise this commitment and comments from clients include:

“Thank you for all your support, help and guidance couldn’t of done it without you “ ( Mrs M) “Thank you for everything you have done for us” ( Mrs G) , “helpful and kind” (Miss W).

"Excellent, professional service. Alsters Kelley really helped me and my Family through a tough time. Charley Barker and her team was always there when I needed them and nothing was to much trouble. I would highly recommend, and would use again." AB,  2020.

Experience

Charley specialises in public law matters, assisting parents and grandparents where social workers have become involved with families. She regularly represents parents who are vulnerable in their own right. 

Charley has particular experience in;

• public law care proceedings, 

• pre proceedings and child protection

• discharge of care proceedings

• secure accommodation proceedings 

• special guardianship 

• contact with children in care applications.

• Human Rights applications arising from care proceedings 

• placement proceedings

• opposing adoption

Charley has experience of being instructed by the Official Solicitor when parents lack capacity in care and placement proceedings.

Career

Charley has been working with Alsters Kelley Family Department since 2006, specialising in public law matters in 2010 and qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2013. Charley is currently working towards her full litigation rights over the coming months.

Charley has an excellent reputation as being a conscientious and dedicated professional striving for the best for her client . 

Hobbies

Charley enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading classics and modern, baking, arts and crafts and sports.

She is also very actively involved in local community projects, sponsored by Alsters Kelley.


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