Have You Been Accused Of Abusing Or Injuring Your Child?

If you have been plunged into the nightmare of being accused of abusing your child, you have come to the right place.  Our non-accidental injury team understand exactly what you are going through, they have seen it all before. As experts in the field of non-accidental injury to children, they will advise you, support you and defend you, help you to keep your family together and clear your name. Whether you have been accused of causing bruising, fractures, head injuries (also referred to as Shaken Baby Syndrome or Non Accidental Head Injury) or of being responsible for the death of a child we are here to help.

We know the feelings of shame and humiliation you are feeling, but rest assured, we know you have done nothing wrong, (you would not be reading this otherwise), and we can point you to countless case studies where we have helped others who have found themselves in the same situation as you are in now.  Please see some of our cases page.

We will provide you with legal representation and help you to fight your case. Where it is necessary, we will seek the permission of the court to instruct experts of various disciplines relevant to the individual circumstances—such as haematologist, geneticist, paediatrician, neurosurgeon, ophthalmologist, and so on—in order to establish the cause of the injuries and if there is some underlying medical condition that may have caused or pre-disposed a child to an injury such as Vitamin D deficiency, rickets, Osteogenisis Imperfecta (OI), EDS, Glutaric Aciduria, Coagulation disorders etc.  It is important to instruct the right expert early on in these proceedings.  Medicine is ever evolving.

Call us now on 0121 683 5000 (out of hours mobile or for texting: 07730 143 432), and we will start acting on your behalf immediately.


Our Approach

Brendan Fleming Solicitors are committed to providing justice for parents who have been wrongly accused of child abuse.  To this end, we have created a dedicated Non-Accidental Injury Department headed up by Rebecca Ward.  Brendan Fleming Solicitors have earned a UK wide reputation as being experts in this specialised field of family law, and deal with all clients in a caring, down to earth, professional manner.

Due to our years of experience, we have developed working relationships with medical experts, who, with the Court’s permission, we can instruct to provide valuable medical opinion within proceedings as to the nature, causation and mechanism of injuries caused.

We also invest heavily in the latest family law legal resources, so you can be assured that our knowledge, advice and approach is completely up to date to enable us to represent you in the most effective way possible.

Our team has earned enormous respect from the Judiciary and Child Protection Agencies for representing parents who find themselves in the difficult position of facing allegations of causing injury to their children and working towards keeping loving families together.

Case History in Re N (A Minor) [2014] EWFC 54:

In this case, we represented a father.  The parents were accused of shaking their baby after he was presented to hospital with bleeding to his brain and eyes.

Initially, the baby was placed in foster care but following a successful family assessment he was placed with the Maternal Grandparents.  The case was considered by the High Court.  A number of medical experts were instructed to assist the Court including a Paediatrician, Paediatric Neuro-Surgeon, Paediatric Neuro-Radiologist, Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Haematologist and a Forensic Pharmacologist. 

After considering the evidence at the Finding of Fact Hearing, the Court found that the injuries had been sustained by accident by the mother in a state of panic when she believed that her child was not breathing and, therefore, feared that he was dying.  The Local Authority’s application for a Care Order was dismissed. Read Full Judgement here. 

Do not lose hope.  Accusations of child abuse can be fought with the positive outcome of the allegations not been found by the Court and the family being reunited.  Let us help you by contacting us today.

Call us on 0121 683 5000 (out of hours mobile or for texting: 07730 143 432), or click on our contact form using the button below.

Why You Need Brendan Fleming Solicitors for Your Case

Brendan Fleming, [is] the most formidable of the few British solicitors prepared to fight for parents whose children have been seized by social workers for seemingly no good reason.

– Christopher Brooker, The Telegraph 2013.