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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Barristers are experts in the law and in the conduct of legal disputes. They are able to advise you on your legal position, draft legal documents, advise on formal proceedings and use their advocacy skills to represent you to the highest standard in any court, tribunal or hearing.
Which barrister should I choose?
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Michael has a mixed general criminal and civil practice.
His criminal practice covers all areas of crime including gang related serious violence, public order disturbances and drug related allegations; fraud, including benefit fraud; domestic violence and sexual offences including rape and serious sexual assault.
His civil advice draws upon...
If you are experiencing difficulties in reaching agreement in relation to a family or relationship breakdown, I may be able to assist you in obtaining a fair and just outcome. I have practiced nationally from London for over 10 years and have extensive experience in assisting clients with all aspects of separation and divorce matters, including:-...
Claire practises in family law representing and advising Applicants and Respondents on a wide range of private family law matters including Child Arrangement Orders, non-molestation orders, occupation orders, and prohibited steps orders. Claire is experienced in conducting lengthy fact finding hearings including those involving allegations of sexual...
Yimi appears in the Family Court dealing with both private and public law cases including cases involving human trafficking, placement outside the jurisdiction and allegations of domestic violence as well as sexual abuse. She also deals with ancillary relief matters.
Mark accepts instructions in all areas of family and international family work, including private children, care proceedings and financial remedies, as well as applications for non-molestation orders and other injunctions. Mark also has experience of abduction and permanent relocation proceedings in the High Court Family Division.
Rachael’s practice is primarily children law, both public and private, acting for Parents, Guardians, interveners, competent children and the Official solicitor.
Rachael is experienced in cases with complex evidence, international elements both in private and public law. This includes cases of physical, emotional and sexual abuse; death of...