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Further expansion for Chesterfield Care Proceedings team

Banner Jones welcomes Senior Solicitor Jason Burnett 

Leading full-service law firm Banner Jones has further expanded its Care Proceedings team with the appointment of experienced Senior Solicitor, Jason Burnett.

The move comes amidst growing demand for legal representation for parents and children, as well as grandparents and foster parents involved in care proceedings, including support and guidance throughout the care proceeding’s process.

Jason returns to private practice following a period as in house counsel with a specialist laboratory that conducts drugs and alcohol testing for the Family Court.

An accredited member of the Law Society’s Children Panel – a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing children in children law proceedings which means his skills, knowledge and experience have been rigorously and independently assessed – he brings more than 15 years specialist experience to the role.

Having previously practised as a Child Care solicitor in the East Midlands, Jason will be based at the Banner Jones offices in Chesterfield and Mansfield, which provide representation to families and children facing proceedings and investigation by Social Care and Children’s Services throughout Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Jason has a strong forensic approach to his work and an interest in helping families where there are allegations of substance misuse, non-accidental injury and mental health difficulties.

He joins the firm’s 7-strong Care Proceedings Team, which is recognised by the industry directory, the Legal 500, for its management of a complex care proceedings, including matters involving identification of a parent outside jurisdiction.

Based in Chesterfield, and representing clients across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, Jason has been welcomed by Head of Child Care Law Vince Beckworth, who said his expertise and passion for helping clients would ‘further strengthen’ the team’s existing offering.

Commenting on his appointment, Jason said: “Banner Jones has a formidable reputation across the region for its commitment to its clients, and its ability to work on the most complex of cases. As is evidenced by its continued ranking in the Legal 500.

“Vince and the wider Child Care Law team have unrivalled knowledge in the areas that they specialise in, which explains why they’re services are in such demand, and I am delighted to be joining the firm at a busy and exciting time of growth.”

Vince Beckworth, Director and Head of Child Care Law at Banner Jones, added: “We are delighted to be welcoming Jason to Banner Jones following what has been a very busy period for both the private family law and care proceedings teams.

“He brings with him a wealth of experience and has demonstrated throughout his career that he shares our firm-wide passion and dedication to delivering outstanding customer service.

“We’re very much looking forward to having him onboard to work alongside us as we continue to grow in order to meet demand from both new and existing clients.”

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