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Family Law Solicitors Appointed to Children Order Panel

MKB Law are pleased to announce that our Family Law Solicitors Karen Edwards and Ainé Toner have recently been appointed to the Children Order Panel by the Law Society of Northern Ireland.

The Children Order Panel is a select group of Family Lawyers who have undertaken specialist training and examination on the Children Order (Northern Ireland) 1995. Solicitors who are members of this Panel represent parents in private law proceedings when the parents require Residence Orders, Contact Orders or a Specific Issue Order for their children subsequent to a marriage /relationship breakdown. They also represent parents in public law proceedings which includes applications for Care Orders, Secure Accommodation Orders and Adoptions.

Anne Marie Kelly, who is Director and Head of Family Law at MKB Law, has been a member of the Children Order Panel for 20 years. She is also a member of the Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency Panel which means she represents children in public law proceedings on behalf of the Guardian Ad Litem.

Anne Marie is also a qualified Advanced Solicitor Advocate and an accredited mediator having undergone the intensive training by the Law Society of Northern Ireland. She is currently Chair of the Children’s Law Centre and our team work closely with the Centre in the protection and promotion of the rights of children and young people.

The addition of Karen and Ainé to the Panel has greatly enhanced the service MKB Law can provide to clients who are also parents.

If you would like to discuss any of the above with our team, please contact us today: 028 9024 2450 or

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