We have approached a firm of solicitors who specialize in Kinship Care and had been recommended by numerous people. After an initial phone call some weeks ago we have had to chase the solicitor who responded every step of the way. While we are used to chasing SS we had hoped getting a solicitor on board to help with the practicalities of going to court re Guardianship would be a help not another drain on our energy. The LA have agreed to help with costs and have put it in writing to the solicitor but 4 weeks later we have yet to hear from them
Should we look for another solicitor but we no idea how to judge whether they would be more efficient or represent ourselves throughout? Although we have done a lot of research there are some areas of law where specialist input would be useful
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I suggest asking for meeting with the senior partner at the solicitors to see if your expectations can be met by their service. It may be they are just so busy. You also have to remember that they will charge for everything they do, and the LA will no doubt have put a cap on. Before you decide to change firms, see if you can get to a working arrangement that suits both parties.
Former F&F carer, foster carer, adopter and respite carer for umpteen children. Now retired and when with kids, making sure they 'go home' at the end of the day.