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David Parkes, Partner

David Parkes qualified as a solicitor in 2006 having undertaken training in the areas of family and criminal law. David spent the first 6 years of his career working in a busy Manchester practice before returning to where it all begin and joining Bakers Solicitors in Glossop.

David specialises and concentrates on all aspects of Family Law including divorce, separation and financial disputes but takes a particular interest in children law including care proceedings. David became a partner in 2012 and now takes the lead in the management of the practice.

David has particular experience in the representation of parents, relatives and children in child protection cases and represents clients in various courts including Manchester and Derby. 

David is regularly instructed by Cafcass to represent children in proceedings brought by a local authority and has provided representation in the most complex of children matters, often before the High Court. Such cases have involved sexual abuse, physical abuse, non-accidental injuries, fabricated and induced illness, secure accommodation, parents with mental illness, issues of mental capacity, adoption and forced marriages. David also has experience of receiving instructions directly from young people.

David is proud to be a member of the Law Society Children Panel recognising his experience and specialist ability to represent children, parents and other parties in Family Law Proceedings such as applications under the Children Act 1989.

Cases that David has been involved in include: F (Children) (DNA Evidence) [2007] EWHC 3235, Derbyshire County Council v A Mother and A Father [2013] EWHC 1864 (Fam) and Lancashire County Council v T (Flight to Ireland) [2015] EWFC 51.

If you have a family law problem you can contact David directly by email: dparkes@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"


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


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


  • "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"


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


  • "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"


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


  • "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"


  • "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 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"


  • "Callum Morris gave me his all and fought my corner all the way. He put me at ease throughout the Police investigation and made me feel like I was not alone. I want to thank Callum for all his hard work and would definitely recommend him if you find yourself, for any reason at the Police Station under investigation"

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