Halina Patecka
  • Halina Patecka
  • Solicitor

Halina Patecka


Halina qualified in 1993 and joined Johnson Astills in 2011. She has vast experience in representing children, parents, Local Authorities, adopters & other family members. She has a reputation for handling challenging complex cases and has been involved in a number of notable and reported cases.

Halina specialises in:-

  • Serious non accidental injury cases such as shaken baby syndrome and factitious illness
  • Cases involving baby fatalities
  • Care and Supervision Orders
  • Emergency Protection Orders
  • Secure Accommodation Orders
  • Placement Orders and Adoption
  • Adoption Breakdown
  • Revocation of Placement Orders
  • Wardship
  • Orders under the Inherent Jurisdiction
  • Human Rights issues relating to Child Care Law
  • Discharge of Care Orders and contact with a child in Care
  • Special Guardianship Orders
  • Arrangements for children where the child is separately represented
  • Pre-proceedings advice where Social Services are holding a Child Protection Conference or Pre-proceedings Meeting
  • Advice regarding section 20 Children Act 1989
  • Advice to family members regarding a negative assessment completed by Social Services in relation to a family member’s ability to care for a child

Professional Information

  • Halina is a member of the specialist Law Society Children Panel
  • Halina is a fluent speaker of Polish

Team: Care Team