Our members provide niche expert advice, representation and alternative dispute resolution in:
- International Private Children Law: International adoption and surrogacy arrangements including applications for parental orders, international child abduction to or from both Hague and non-Hague countries, issues of jurisdiction and enforcement, and the international movement of children, including applications to permanently remove children from the UK or within the UK, as well as applications for temporary leave to remove;
- Public children law with international elements: International care proceedings, particularly Article 15 transfer cases within the EU, and placement of children abroad (EU and world-wide);
- International family finance and property: Jurisdiction disputes including the application of the EU Maintenance Regulation, foreign or off-shore assets, including pensions and trusts, both valuation and distribution of, or enforcement against, such assets, protective measures such as prevention of dissipation of assets, including world-wide freezing injunctions, reciprocal enforcement of maintenance (within and outside of the EU).
Members have legal expertise and have acted in cases involving a number of foreign jurisdictions, including those within the EU, the Americas, Oceania and across Africa and Asia. A number of the Team can speak foreign languages including Turkish, French, German, Italian, Greek, Polish, Farsi and St Lucian Creole at professional levels. Chambers also has relationships with solicitors in foreign jurisdictions and welcomes specific enquiries in this respect.