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.

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    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