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Where a dispute arises about when a child spends time with each parent after separation, which cannot be resolved through negotiation or mediation, we can make the necessary applications to the Court for Child Arrangement Orders and other related remedies.

Robert Hart, a partner in our Family department, is a member of the Law Society Children Panel and represents parents and children in child care proceedings.

For further information, please contact Robert Hart at our Wallsend branch on 0191 262 8231 or email robert.hart@hay-kilner.co.uk.


  • "Key partner Rob Hart is respected in the market as an authority on children cases. He frequently represents guardians and family members in contentious cases, where he is able to serve as both solicitor and advocate. Peers recognise him as 'very competent; he has the ear of the court'."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "The service Nicola Matthews provided was amazing. I was always given sound advice and never had to 'chase' for any information. Nicola made me feel at ease at such a stressful time. I would have no hesitation in recommending Nicola."

    - Client of Nicola Matthews

  • "Hay & Kilner is a long-established firm with an excellent family department."

    - Chambers Guide

  • "Nicola Matthews has particular strength in the financial aspects of divorce, and helps to demystify what is – to a layman – a tortuous and complicated process."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "I have nothing but good things to say about the service I received from Rob Hart."

    - Client of Rob Hart