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Cross-Border Enforcement

Navigating multiple jurisdictions

Affordable air travel and mass migration for economic and social reasons have created truly international families.

Today, children are travelling around the globe with increased frequency and staying in different countries. As a result they are often the subject of litigation in multiple jurisdictions at various stages of their lives.

We can advise parents on the recognition and enforcement of orders that have been made by courts in other jurisdictions when either the child or the non-resident parent moves to this jurisdiction.

In addition we are able to provide specialist legal advice and practical assistance to either parent (resident or non-resident) when they are considering contact abroad.


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iGuide: 1980 Hague Convention Countries

This iGuide details the countries in which the 1980 Hague Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction is in force with the UK.

iGuide: 1996 Hague Convention

The Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Child was concluded on 19 October 1996 (“The 1996 Convention”).

iGuide: Inherent Jurisdiction

The Court’s inherent jurisdiction in relation to children and Wardship are powerful tools in the field of international Child Law. Find out more in this iGuide.

FAQ: Cross-Border Enforcement

Frequently asked questions ­about Cross-Border Enforcement

Repatriation of EU family law powers David Hodson sets out in four separate opinion pieces different areas where he believes it is very important that family law powers are drawn back from the EU, repatriated, in circumstances where there has been excessive powers taken by the EU for itself.