What do I need to know about the laws surrounding child abduction?
Child abduction happens when one parent removes their child or children without the consent of the other. It can happen within the same jurisdiction or to another country. The law covering this situation is the Child Abduction Act 1984. European law regulates the movement of children between EU countries. The Hague Convention on Child Abduction, 1980, is an agreement to which most countries have signed up covering international abductions.
Because of the very nature of the offence, there is almost always a need to respond quickly. Barristers who are expert in child abduction will know exactly how to respond. That may involve, for example, obtaining a Court order or alerting the border authorities. Barristers have the experience to know how to deal sensitively in what is invariably a highly emotionally charged situation.
If you are in the position where your child has been abducted, or you suspect may be abducted, or if you are not sure about the laws relating to abduction, contact a barrister on myBarrister, who will be able to advise you authoritatively and accurately on your situation and options.
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Which barrister should I choose?
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I can represent clients in all contested hearings relating to:
- Arrangements for Children Whose Parents Have Separated;
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Phil Bowen is a specialist advocate for all manner of family law proceedings (including financial settlement and children) and Court of Protection. Phil offers 25 years' experience, having qualified in 1994...
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Amar has experience of civil and commercial litigation and has successfully litigated and represented clients at all levels. He does both Claimant and Defendant work in Personal Injury and covers all hearings ranging from Stage 3, Infant Approvals and small/fast track trials.
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