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CSA Tribunal representation and arrears investigation


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Welcome to Durham Legal Services UK

The simple reality is if you have a CSA problem you need professional help - it’s a false economy not to get it.  Child Support law is very complex and can have a dramatic effect on family life, especially if the problems are not dealt with properly.  An unresolved Child Support problem can affect you, your family and your health for years, so contact us today and get the right professional advice.

With the existance of three Child Maintenance systems it is no wonder that parents find it very hard to understand which rules or regulations apply to them. This has lead to a lot of misinformation on the internet which in turn has cost parents and their children dearly. Getting advice from an anti - CSA advice forum which often involves advice to make a written complaint to the CSA, getting your MP involved or requesting your data file will not make the problem go away.

Our Senior Partner Mike Smith LLB has specialised in the field of Child Support for the last 21 years, and has a real passion for shaping Child Maintenance legislation. He was heavily involved with the Upper Tribunal decision GR vs CMEC 2011 UKUT 101 AAC which now gives us the legal definition of person with care. This has become very relevant in light of the new legislation where no maintenance becomes payable when 50/50 shared care is in existance.

Mike is a great believer in promoting collaboration and the reduction of conflict in all child maintenance matters and is head of the design team which built the National Accredited HSSF kitemark new CSA Calculator Footprint Aftercare.

Please feel free to take a tour around our website. If you can't find the answer to your question simply call us and we will be happy to help you. To book your appointment either email your details direct to us via our contact page or contact us on 01207 693966.



I write this testimonial as the mother of a son who took his own life because of life’s pressures, including those placed upon him from the Child Support Agency.  I was not asked to write it but we feel we need to tell our story in order to help others.

Mr & Mrs S Moody, London

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We are confident not only about the advice we offer but the standard of that advice.
Durham Legal Services have represented individuals with child support problems for the last 20 years. We know we can help you if you have a real CSA problem.

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Our years of experience in child support legislation are available to you. Read More Book your call with a member of our legal team and we can explain what your options are and give you practical help and information. All consultations are strictly confidential.

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