parkerspiece1Families are increasingly living mobile lifestyles in a variety of jurisdictions around the globe.  It is important to know whether children are being moved from one country to another with a parent legitimately or whether they are being abducted or unlawfully retained.

It is very important that urgent specialist advice is taken by anyone:

  • contemplating moving children to another country;
  • seeking  the return of children from another country; or
  • defending an application for a child to be returned to another country.

We are specialists in this fast developing area of law and have been involved in many reported cases where children have either been removed  or retained in another country.

AJA v FIA [2017] EWHC 1009 (Fam) (11 April 2017) – Hague Convention matter where the father sought the summary return of two children to Ireland. “In the result, I have had the advantage today of skilled representation by … Mr Jeremy Ford, a solicitor advocate.” As per Mr Justice Holman.

MB v GK & Ors (No 2) Wardship (Welfare) [2017] EWHC 16 (Fam) (17 November 2016) – Non-Hague Convention matter where the mother sought the return of her child from Singapore.

Re DD [2016] EWHC 3546 (Fam) – Application for the summary return of a child to Northern Cyprus

AR v AS [2015] EWHC 3440 (Fam) – Application for the summary return of a child to Saudi Arabia

Neustadt v Neustadt (Child Abduction) (Rev 1) [2014] EWHC 4307 (Fam) (19 December 2014) – Summary return of children from Russia

AA v TT [2014] EWHC 3488 (Fam) (16 October 2014) – Application for the summary return of the children to Turkey