DP has been advised by duty childrens services not to return DSS to his Mum at the end of contact tomorrow despite the residence order currently in place while they (CS) decide on a course of action (DSS has disclosed physical abuse which has been taking place over several months).
Childrens Services have suggested he sees a solicitor about an emergency order. Should he just phone round local firms on Monday until he finds one who will see him the same day, or is there some kind of out of hours or rota scheme or similar?
The original order was issued years ago and the solicitor who acted for him then has retired!
You're unlikely to find anyone out of hours. Your best bet is to ring round on Monday morning. Try and find a solicitor on the children's panel, they'll be used to urgent applications and you're less likely to be fobbed off with "I can squeeze you in Thursday."
That said some solicitors websites will have individuals direct email addresses, you might strike lucky and find one checking emails on a weekend!