It is inevitably a very stressful time for all involved family members when a local authority gets legally involved in their lives.
Our team of solicitors can advise on all aspects of contact, residence, financial support and parental responsibility. Our child care team consists of experienced solicitors who are members of the Law Society Children panel and have a wealth of experience in dealing with parents whose children have been, or are about to be placed in care.
We will represent you throughout the course of proceedings and make sure that the court is aware of your views. Every effort will be made to assist you in successfully keeping your child within your family environment.
We act for parents and children as well as for family members including grandparents and step-parents, across a range of proceedings. These include representation at child protection case conferences, emergency protection proceedings, care proceedings, child contact and child residence and adoption.
Legal aid is freely available for parents involved in care proceedings and may be available for grandparents and extended family members. Where legal aid is not available we can represent you on a reasonable private basis which includes a fixed fee arrangement.
For more information please visit our Fees & Funding page.
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Saloud joined Powell Spencer & Partners in August 2012 after graduating from Brunel University obtaining a first class degree in Economics. Saloud became a Partner in 2018.
Saloud is a qualified Costs Lawyer and leads the firm’s internal costs drafting and costs litigation department, ranging from legal aid to private client.
In recent years Saloud has established a very successful client base and receives instructions ranging from Top 100 firms to Sole Practitioners. Saloud specialises in legal aid costs and provides a wealth of experience with preparing claim forms, drafting bill of costs, complex high cost case plans, points of dispute and replies and advising on general billing procedures.
Saloud is a member of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL).
Saloud was appointed to the Legal Aid Agency's Review Panel as an Independent Costs Assessor in August 2021.
Saloud is our cost draftsman and he has made a massive difference to the efficiency of this practice and my day to day working life! He has extensive knowledge of criminal legal aid billing and has been able to guide and advise all our staff in this area. He is easy to approach and friendly as well as incredibly efficient and hardworking. He provides an excellent level of service to our firm. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
— Shila Kesvari, Partner Of Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson
Saloud Zaman receives my instructions in respect of preparing my criminal and prison law bills which are submitted to the Legal Aid Agency for assessment and payment. I would describe Saloud as having an encyclopaedic knowledge of the rules and guidance in respect of billing files correctly in accordance with the provisions as set out under the Legal Aid contract. Saloud's approach has always been professional yet approachable as he always provides solid and clear advice as and when required. Saloud is also exceptionally hardworking and very diligent. He provides a professional service throughout and comes highly recommended.
— Semin Taner, Associate Of Russell-Cooke Solicitors
I have instructed you to provide cost drafting services for my firm for over 18 months. Almost all the files I have sent you have been legally aided care cases. I have allowed you access to my firm's CCMS account to enable you to prepare and submit bills. I have been satisfied with the work you have done and continue to instruct you. I am a partner in my firm and have been a solicitor for over thirty years.
— Maurice Guyer, Partner Of Vickers & Co Solicitors
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