Paul Sykes - About Me

Paul Sykes
Partner and Solicitor, Member Law Society Children Panel and Law Society Advanced Family Panel Rate per hour £ 250+ VAT

Paul Sykes is a solicitor in the Care Team dealing with cases taken by the Local Authority in respect of children.

Background & Expertise

Paul is a highly respected and very experienced Children Law Specialist. He has practised as a solicitor since 1986, having previously been a partner in a firm of solicitors in Taunton.

He is a member of the Law Society’s Children panel, and Advanced Family Law Panel. He represents parents and other family members as well as children themselves.

Paul specialises in acting for children and parents in complex children law cases including Fabricated and Induced Illness (FII), People Trafficking, Non Accidental Injury and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Immigration issues and Children and Parents who are not UK nationals.

“I enjoy the challenge of applying the law to assist clients and find satisfaction trying to help them deal with hard situations and find the best way forward.”

Spare Time

“I enjoy playing some squash and running – both badly – gardening and watching SCCC when I have time.”


Our business is a limited company no. 8178217. It run by its directors and is owned by its shareholders. We use the titles, Partner and Associate as marketing styles. We use the title Partner for our most senior lawyers (both employed and consultant) who have mostly been partners in law practices which operate using the partnership model. We use the title Associate to refer to our experienced lawyers (both employed and consultant), who are working toward partner designation. We hope that using these styles will assist potential clients to compare the breadth of experience in our team, in comparison to other legal practices.