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Provided by Tony McGovern


Practice Areas

Child care law and adoption



Tony qualified as a solicitor in 1997 having worked as a legal executive in a London local authority for five years. After training he worked in private practice for five years specialising in family law before joining Creighton and Partners in April 2001. Tony was voted the Family Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2018 by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group.


Professional Memberships

Law Society Children Panel, Accredited Resolution Specialist in Adoption



Tony has a vast amount of experience in complex children act cases. As well as representing local authorities in child care matters. Tony is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in adoption matters and private children act proceedings. He has experience in advising and representing prospective adopters on adoption procedures within England and Wales and also in relation to Intercountry adoptions. He is also a Resolution Accredited Specialist – child abduction. Tony strongly believes in alternative dispute resolution and as such he has qualified as a Resolution Mediator and a Collaborative Lawyer. He is able to offer mediation sessions for parting couples to explore options and solutions both in respect of children and finances.


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