International family law

Members of Chambers practice across the full spectrum of international Family Law work. In particular, we offer expertise advice and representation in cases involving:



  • 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)



  • International child abduction to or from both Hague and non-Hague countries
  • The 1996 Hague Convention including issues of jurisdiction and enforcement
  • 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
  • International care proceedings, particularly Article 15 transfer cases within the EU and placement of children abroad (EU and world-wide)
  • International adoption and surrogacy arrangements including applications for parental orders


Members have acted in cases involving a number of foreign jurisdictions, including those within the EU, the Americas, Oceania and across Africa and Asia. In addition several members have gained experience working in foreign jurisdictions, particularly in North America and the Caribbean and a number of the Team can speak foreign languages including Turkish, French, German, Italian, Greek, Polish, Farsi and St Lucian Creole at professional and conversational levels.

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