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Coronavirus update

Bakers Solicitors remains open for business and available to support the clients who need us.

Our solicitors are working, our telephone lines are open, and we are determined to ensure it is ‘business as usual’ with minimal disruption.

Technology allows Bakers Solicitors to continue representing clients who face personal difficulties. All our staff members have access to laptops and our staff are well equipped to work remotely. We have invested heavily in IT in recent times, including a state-of-the-art internet-based telephone system and cloud-based software. This enables us to keep disruption to an absolute minimum.

Whilst our offices will remain open, we will, in most cases, conduct client meetings by telephone or video conference. Most importantly we will continue to be available for existing and new clients.

Our family law solicitors are familiar with the recently published guidance from the President of the Family Division and as such will be able to represent clients at court hearings remotely or in person. Our criminal defence solicitors are well-used to video link technology but will also continue to attend police stations and courts in person when needed.

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Child Maintenance Orders

In most cases the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) or the former Child Support Agency (CSA) will assist, but in some cases the CMS does not have the power to deal with child maintenance and therefore applications to the court may still be necessary. This could be where the absent parent lives abroad, has a high level of income which is above a specific level, or where you are seeking a contribution to school fees.

We always aim to settle your case out of court first. We aim to be amicable but if court proceedings are required then we are able to advise and help you with this process.

Schedule One of the Children Act 1989 empowers the court to order a parent of a child to make financial provision to or for the benefit of the child. The orders that can be made include; periodical payments, secured periodical payments, lump sums and transfer of property. In addition to this the court can order a parent to make a settlement for the benefit of a child.

Applications under Schedule One of the Children Act 1989 can be a powerful and useful resource for unmarried couples.

Contact Us

Contact us to discuss your circumstances and to find out more, call 01457 859 123 or email enquiries@bakers-solicitors.com.

Testimonials


  • "I worried about sharing my issues with anyone but found it easy to talk to and listen to anyone and everyone who helped"


  • "I had been told I had little chance of winning my case but David had his own views on this. It was a long case but we won...David knows his stuff and is dedicated to his case and clients"


  • "Tony Dales was really impressive. I never felt like I was dealing with you for the first time. My case was dealt with proper care and passion. I would definitely recommend Bakers Solicitors as I was very impressed"


  • "On behalf of the FCA's.. I would like to say how impressed they are with you..the calmness which you bring to the case and also how informed you are on particularly complicated issues from a legal perspective"


  • "All the staff at Bakers Solicitors are kind, courteous, proficient and knowledgeable. I wouldn’t think twice of having them represent me or my family or friends"


  • "First class professional service. I would recommend you and would like to thank Kirsten Collings for her excellent job of representing me."


  • "Kirsten has always given me her all. Thank you!!!"


  • "Bakers fought my corner all the way. He put me at ease throughout the Police investigation and made me feel like I was not alone."


  • "If anyone I know needs a solicitor – I would most definitely recommend Bakers"


  • "Just like to thank all who worked on my case and Ian for instructing excellent counsel"


  • I would just like to say thank you for everything you have done i know its your job but the way you treated me I can't thank you enough. To you and everyone at Bakers I would just like to say thank you.


  • "It's all thanks to David. I never thought I'd see the day I had my little girl living with me again and I owe my now happy life to him"


  • I couldn't have possibly have had a better lawyer than yourself to help me through such an agonising process. You have made the whole experience more palletable.

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