Grandparents’ Rights

Our experienced family law team can advise in relation to grandparents’ rights and arranging contact with grandchildren.

What rights do grandparents have?

In the UK, grandparents do not have any automatic legal right to see grandchildren, but allowing children contact with grandparents is an important issue for most families. It is incredibly sad when a divorce or separation means that children have to cut ties with one set of grandparents, and often other extended family, through no fault of their own.

If you’re a grandparent who is being refused contact with your grandchildren, contact us to discuss what steps you can take to address this. We can advise on the options that are available to you, including in relation to an application to the Family Court for an order that your grandchildren spend time with you.

We can also advise parents who have questions or concerns about their child’s contact with grandparents or a grandparent’s right to see their grandchildren.

Please direct any initial enquiries about grandparents’ rights to Mark Fairchild, Family Team Administrator.

The Team
Amy Jeffery
Amy Jeffery

Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

Heidi Davey
Heidi Davey

Graduate Member of the Chartered Institue of Legal Executives

Mark Fairchild
Mark Fairchild

Administrator

Nicky Mein
Nicky Mein

Managing Partner and Solicitor

Penny Scott
Penny Scott

Partner and Solicitor

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