Colin Brealey has helped families throughout England & Wales at all levels of Court, since 2008. This amounts to hundreds of cases, heard at Family Proceedings Courts, County Courts, the Central Family Court and Royal Courts of Justice.
His objective is to help families gain positive outcomes for their children and the family as a whole, to reduce the time, stress, and cost of lengthy court proceedings in family law. His advice is practical and informed, and gained from considerable experience.
He has been involved in many cases where, with common sense and a child-focused approach, he has helped parents reach a settlement and avoid unnecessary conflict by assisting them to agree ‘Consent Orders’ which makes a return to court less likely. Where agreement isn’t possible, he helps parents put forward child-focused and reasonable arguments.
Colin Brealey possesses in-depth knowledge and experience of children matters including post-separation living arrangements, contact disputes, domestic violence, cases where false allegations persist, those including disputed paternity, and disagreements over day-to-day matters which affect children’s lives.
He also has experience in public family law and has been successful in helping grandparents and other kinship carers obtain Special Guardianship Orders to avoid children of the family being placed in care.
He regularly receives recognition from the judiciary for his assistance at Court in achieving child-focused outcomes. He works closely with a national shared parenting charity and attends regular training courses provided by a regional Family Justice Board. Colin is a ‘Fellow’ of the Institute of Paralegals.