About

Chris King

Care Department – Director & Solicitor

Chris was born and raised on the Isle of Wight. He moved off the Island in 1994 to study for his LLB Honours Degree in Law, returning to the Island in 1998 upon completion of his studies, where he continues to live.

Chris commenced his training contract with Heyes Samuel Solicitors, an Island based firm, in 1998, qualifying in 2000. Chris subsequently became a partner and then sole owner of Heyes Samuel Solicitors before merging with Biscoes Solicitors in February 2018.

Chris a Director of Biscoes and is based in our Ryde Office and, specialises in cases concerning children. He is a member of the Law Society’s Children’s Panel, which is a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing children and parents in children law proceedings.

Chris’s secretary


Name: Polly Mills

Phone: 01983 615615


Chris can advise on:

Care Proceedings brought by a Local Authority

Chris regularly acts for parents and children in cases where a Local Authority seek to bring court proceedings concerning children where they have concerns that the children are suffering, or may be suffering, significant harm

PLO Matters

Chris regularly acts for parents in the Public Law Outline (PLO) process, which takes place when a Local Authority is concerned about a child’s wellbeing and wishes to try to resolve those concerns by agreement between the parties rather than bringing court proceedings

Adoption

Chris is able to advise and represent parents and children in cases where a Local Authority seek to adopt children. Chris is also able to advise and represent adopters who require assistance through the adoption process

Private Law Children Proceedings

Chris acts for parents and children who are the subject of private law proceedings (residence, contact etc). Chris usually only represents parents in such cases where there are complex, serious and significant issues

Deprivation of Liberty

Chris is able to advise on, and act in, cases where they may be a suggestion that a child over 16, or adult, who has a mental disorder and lacks legal capacity within the meaning of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

As a firm, we are able to offer Legal Aid in each of the above areas, subject however to clients satisfying criteria set out by the Legal Aid Agency

Did you know:

In his spare time, Chris plays drums in a number of Isle of Wight Bands. Chris enjoys living on the Isle of Wight and spending time with friends and family.

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