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)  EWHC 3235, Derbyshire County Council v A Mother and A Father  EWHC 1864 (Fam) and Lancashire County Council v T (Flight to Ireland)  EWFC 51.
If you have a family law problem you can contact David directly by email: firstname.lastname@example.org