Lynn Baker B.A (Hons)

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Lynn is a Senior Partner, Head of the Family Department and Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience. Since 1999 she has been an accredited member of the Law Society’s Children Panel. She qualified as a solicitor in 1989, since which time she has specialised in cases involving children, including where Social Services are involved particularly in relation to the PLO process and care proceedings. Lynn has been a Partner at MKB Solicitors since the 2001 merger with Hinchliffe Baker. Lynn is committed to helping MKB Solicitors be the best possible Solicitors practice in the area – providing a well respected, friendly, trustworthy and efficient service for local people.


She deals with all aspects of children law including cases initiated by the Local Authority and Private Law cases involving the parents and very often grandparents and non-related carers.  She covers all types of cases where children are involved including cases where Child Arrangement Orders (Live With) and (Spend Time With) Orders are made, cases where Special Guardianship Orders are made and Care and Adoption Proceedings. She has regularly dealt with other types of cases e.g. Involving specific issues like change of name/school and removal from the jurisdiction.


Lynn has many years experience of dealing with highly complex cases often involving a number of medical experts, psychiatrists and psychologists. As a solicitor advocate she represents parties involved in proceedings at all levels of the judiciary from Magistrates, District Judges, Circuit Judges and the High Court. She regularly represents children in their own right where they are of sufficient age and understanding to make their own decisions and give instructions in the proceedings and often through their Court appointed Guardian. Special Guardianship Orders are becoming increasingly utilised by the Courts as a means of securing a child’s living arrangements, Lynn regularly deals with such cases. She regularly represents parents whose first language is not English.


Lynn is Barnsley born and bred and has practiced extensively in all Courts in South Yorkshire.