We can advise you in respect of an unlawful removal or retention of a child to this jurisdiction or a country abroad. We can advise you if the application should be made under the Hague Convention or if Wardship proceedings should be initiated (for the child to be made a ward of the court).
We can assist you in preparing your application and statement in support of your application. We can inform you about the High Court processes, including emergency procedures, and we can liaise with the Tip Staff (the officers of the High Court responsible for enforcing court Orders). If you are defending an application, we can take you through the defences available to you and assist you in preparing your response document.
We can represent you at the High Court when applying for a Return Order or defending a Return Order. We are members of the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit and regularly represent clients on an application seeking the summary return of a child to their home country.