Children – Care Proceeding

When Social Services become involved with you and your family, we understand that you may feel upset and angry or that no one is listening to you.

If Social Services are concerned about the safety and welfare of a child they may start Court proceedings known as care proceedings. This can be a very frightening and confusing process for parents.

Any parents facing such proceedings should urgently contact us for legal advice, as any decisions made early on in the process can significantly impact the future conduct of the proceedings, and most importantly, what happens to your child in the future.



Our specialist care proceedings solicitors are here to guide you through this difficult time and ensure the best possible outcome for your family and you are always aware of the decisions that the Court can make in these situations.

For help and legal advice get in touch. It’s important to get legal advice as early as possible when Social Services are thinking about going to Court, so call one of our Care Proceedings Solicitors who can help you.

Our expert team of specialist solicitors has successfully supported families in a wide range of difficult, emotionally charged circumstances.

Having someone you can trust to help you understand the legal process and provide clearheaded legal representation can help reduce the stress and anxiety felt by the family and ensure the best possible outcome for all parties.

We are also able to attend meetings with parents known as Pre-Proceedings or PLO meetings. These meetings are very important because this is when Social Services often decide whether or not Court proceedings should be started.

Any adult with parental responsibility for the child/ren proposed to be the subject of any care proceedings will automatically be eligible for legal aid, so all families can benefit from the representation of our specialist team of accredited solicitors regardless of their financial situation.

For other parties involved in the case such as grandparents or aunts and uncles, it would depend on their financial situation and whether they are formally involved in these proceedings.

Civil Litigation

Our experienced Civil Litigation assists and represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of areas of law, throughout the UK, ranging from advice and the preparation of documents to litigation in the County Court and High Court.

No case is too big or too small and our team is here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring you receive a service tailored to meet your needs. We have very experienced litigation solicitors and consultant barristers to assist you with your case.

We are more than capable of handling every aspect of your case from start to finish, ensuring you receive appropriate compensation and a favourable outcome.


Our Crime Department consists of barristers, duty solicitors and police station accredited representatives. The team understands and takes seriously our ongoing duty owed to clients throughout their cases. Our Crime Department has established itself as a reputable team within the industry possessing a wealth of valuable experience.

No matter how complex the case, we have the skills and experience to help you reach a positive resolution.

If you think you may need our help, please call us right away. At an initial consultation, we can give you preliminary advice, make a plan, and if necessary discuss options to fund your case. 

If you have a non-urgent matter relating to a criminal offence, call us on 020 8853 8335, or contact us via our online web form. Our confidential enquiry lines are staffed 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

If you need a lawyer immediately because of a police matter, call our 24-hour confidential enquiry line on 078 6319 0404 for emergency assistance.


Whether you’re an employee, manager, or a senior executive, we can help you with any employment issues you’re facing.

Our Employment Law Solicitors have years of experience in helping people with work problems such as unfair dismissal, discrimination, breach of employment contract, and settlement agreements.

Whether you’re looking to make a claim at an Employment Tribunal, negotiate with your employer over a settlement agreement, or just want to know where you stand legally, we can talk through your situation.

Get in touch for open, straightforward, and confidential legal advice.

If you have a workplace problem, our specialist employment solicitors can promptly provide you with legal advice and assistance in dealing with the situation and if necessary, negotiate and correspond with your employer formally on your behalf.

We offer tailored and cost-effective advice and will explore all funding options available to you.

Employees should be aware that there are very strict time limits within which you must submit a claim at the Employment Tribunal, so we suggest contacting us without delay.

Victory At Law is accredited by Lexcel, the legal practice quality mark for client care, compliance, and practice management.

For more information, please email or contact us at 020 8853 8335 today.

Family– Divorce & Financial Dispute Resolution

Dealing with either a domestic or family case can be extremely distressing for everyone involved. Our Family Department comprises specialist lawyers with a breadth of knowledge in the field.

Our solicitors know that every family relationship is different, and so we approach all our cases with you as an individual in mind, ensuring that we manage every one of our cases proactively, and with a high degree of sensitivity and integrity.

Whatever your family law requirements, we can help you.

Our family team is able to advise upon:

  • Children Arrangement Order
  • Dissolution of Civil Partnership
  • Emergency Protection
  • Injunctions
  • Prohibited Steps Order
  • Secure Accommodation
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Special Guardianship Order
  • Specific Issue Order
  • Social Services Care Proceedings
  • Supervision Orders


If you think you may need legal help, don’t delay! Many family law issues are time-critical. Or if you’re going through a difficult time and need expert advice you can trust, we can help. Contact us now.

Call: +44 (0) 208 853 8335

Housing -Landlord & Tenant

Our landlord and tenant team can provide tailored advice in relation to contentious and non-contentious landlord and tenant matters. Whether you are a landlord or tenant we offer practical solutions to resolving disputes.

We offer guidance in any matter or issues arising with local housing authorities, housing applications, tenants, landlords, ownership, and many more. We also regularly represent clients in the courts, ensuring they receive the highest quality assistance throughout their case. We are experienced with cases regarding:

  • Possession proceedings – anti-social behaviour, rent/mortgage arrears, succession.
  • Evictions and applications for re-entry.
  • Disrepair.
  • Homelessness – challenging local authority decisions on review and appeal, homeless advice.
  • Challenges to the suitability of temporary accommodation.
  • Unlawful evictions.

There is a breadth of knowledge within our team, which means that we deliver a rounded and excellent service, where expertise, professionalism, and insight are at its heart. To learn more, please contact us.

Call: +44 (0) 208 853 8335


We offer advice on all aspects of UK immigration law. Our Immigration Department consists of legal experts who are well-equipped to deal with any immigration issue.

Whether you are looking to come to the UK on a Worker, Student, or Family visa, we are on hand to guide you through the process and ensure you meet the requirements to live or work in the UK.

We advise on Human rights applications, asylum applications, all applications under the EU regulations, and other immigration applications. Our aim is to ensure that your case has the best possible chance of success.


We appreciate that Immigration Law can seem confusing and intimidating. Therefore, if you would like us to help with an application/appeal, or some general advice, please contact us.

Call: +44 (0) 208 853 8335


Coping with bereavement is painful enough without the added pressure of dealing with your loved one’s financial affairs.

Our specialist Probate Solicitors offer a friendly and approachable Probate service that can help make the Probate process as stress-free and painless as possible.

We can tailor our services to your specific needs. You can choose from our Full Probate Service or our Grant of Probate Application only service.

Our Probate Solicitors provide a bespoke quote to suit the Estate you’re dealing with. Get in touch and find out how we can help you.

 Below is a general guide to our charges. If you require a personalised quotation please contact us by telephone, email or use the “Contact Us” form on the website.


 Our charge do not include VAT. Please inform your solicitor if you are VAT exempt.

We do not act in respect of any disputed matter or in respect of an Estate with overseas property or assets. In such a complex case, please speak to us as we may assist you in instructing lawyers with multiple jurisdictional practice.

Simple Estates

 Those under the Inheritance Tax level and which can be dealt with under the Return of Estates Information Form.

Applying for the Grant, collecting and distributing the assets.

We anticipate this will take between 10 and 15 hours of work at £200.00 per hour.

Total Costs Estimated between £3,000.00 and £5,000.00.

The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter.  For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range and may be less as we only charge for the work we carry out.  We may agree to charge a percentage of the Estate.  If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end.

We will handle the full process for you.  This quote is for estates where:-

  • There is a valid Will.
  • There is no more than 1 property.
  • There are no more than 2 banks or building society accounts.
  • There are no other intangible assets.
  • There are between 2 – 4 beneficiaries.
  • There are no disputes between beneficiaries on the division of assets.  If disputes arise this is likely to lead to an increase in costs.
  • There is no Inheritance Tax payable and the Executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC.
  • There are no claims made against the estate.

Disbursements In Addition To Our Fee Above:

Probate Application fee of                                            £155.00

Fee for additional copies of the Grant                               £0.50

Swearing of the Oath (per Executor)                                £10.00

Potential Additional Costs:

  • If there is no Will or the estate consists of any shareholdings (stocks and bonds) there are likely to be additional costs such as obtaining a valuation.
  • Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.

How long will this take?

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 6 months provided all the financial information is available.  Typically, obtaining the Grant of Probate takes 2 – 3 weeks once the application is lodged with the Registry.  Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 3 – 6 weeks depending on the Institutions who are asked to release funds.  Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 3 – 6 weeks.

More Complicated Estates

Those estates over the Inheritance Tax Threshold and which require an Inheritance Tax payment and the completion of forms IHT400.


These forms can be lengthy as a form must be completed for each asset, eg. a property; bank accounts, etc.

We anticipate that between 15 to 40 hours work is required at £250.00 per hour.

Total costs would be anticipated at between £5,000.00 to £10,000.00.  However, we do only charge for the work we carry out on your behalf and we do not charge a percentage of the estate.


These are the same as for a simple estate but there may be additional fees for the valuation of properties and shares etc.

Any charges for selling or transferring a property will charged separately as we are most likely to instruct another solicitor firm.

How long will this take?

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 6 – 9 months.  However, we send the forms to the Revenue and we do not have any control over how long they take to deal with the matter and respond by returning the form needed to accompany the Oath when applying for the Grant.

Typically, obtaining the Grant of Probate takes 2 -3 weeks once the application is lodged with the Registry.  Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 4 – 6 weeks.  Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 2 – 3 weeks.


 We reserve the right to review the above fees if a matter becomes complicated. This would always be   discussed with you in advance.


Call: +44 (0) 208 853 8335