Deciding on how to provide for children is the priority for many separating couples, and our team will help you make all the relevant arrangements. The law focuses on the rights of children above parents, so we'll encourage both parties to reach an agreement that best suits your children – going to court is usually a last resort.

We'll help you with:

  • contact and residence disputes
  • parental responsibility
  • prohibited steps orders (which prevent the other parent from changing your child's school, for example)

We can advise grandparents and even children in certain circumstances. Get in touch with us to find out more about all child-related matters.

Our Children Team

Daniel Cullen


Daniel obtained a master's degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne before completing his legal training at a London firm. He qualified in 1996 and joined Harland & Co in 2000, where he is currently a director and head of the litigation department. More about Daniel Cullen
Nick Middleton


Nick qualified as a solicitor and joined Harland & Co in 2016 having spent 6 years as a legal caseworker dealing with a wide range of family law matters, with a focus on children law proceedings (both private & public) and domestic violence. An experienced care practitioner in care proceedings at all court levels, Nick has dealt with complex cases involving children as witnesses, detailed medical evidence and all aspects of matrimonial and children law. He is an accredited member of the Law Society Children Panel since 2018. Nick is based in our family team and takes a compassionate and pragmatic approach to what are often highly sensitive and emotive matters for clients. More about Nick Middleton