Taking Children Abroad
Both parents (if they have parental responsibility) must consent to their child being taken out of the country (even if it is just for a holiday). Failure to obtain such a consent could be classed as child abduction. We have a longstanding reputation in acting for or advising parents who wish to take their child abroad to live and parents who want to prevent such a move.
Global mobility and employment law
International relocation is a challenge for multinationals and domestic employers. We advise on employment and immigration law.
Thinking of Relocating
Our experienced lawyers can advise you on your relocation plans, ensuring that your move overseas, to the UK, or within the UK, is well planned.
Spending Time with Your Children
Our team recognises the emotional impact of a separation on you and your children. Our advice is tailored towards providing a solution that puts your children first, including advising on complex child contact issues in the UK and cases with an international element.
Family Tax and Structuring Advice
We understand that individuals do not live in isolation and that any structure or tax advice must be appropriate for their whole family.
Anglo French Disputes Involving Children
In cases where there are English elements to the situation, we advise clients on a successful strategy for negotiation or before the English court. In situations where the children are French resident, we can refer you to a leading French family lawyer so that any French proceedings can be handled effectively for you.
Anglo French Divorce and Separation
There are important differences in the financial outcomes between English and French law (or the laws of other Francophone countries) in situations of separation or divorce. Clients often have a choice of where to bring proceedings, so seeking early advice is often of vital importance to the outcome.
Anglo French Specialist Family Law Service
We provide specialist bilingual family expertise to separating couples and Anglo-French families with disputes relating to finance, children or both.
Moving with Children within The UK
The law as to moving within England and Wales has become more in line with applications to relocate abroad. Our team has considerable experience in advising clients who wish to move with their children to a different part of the UK.
Moving Abroad with Children - Frequently Asked Questions
One of the most difficult situations that can arise following a separation is where one parent wants or needs to move abroad with their child and the other parent does not want to, or cannot, move to the same country. We work with many parents in this situation and have set out below some FAQs to give an overview of some common issues and how they might be tackled.