Disputes that involve children require expert handling. Our Family lawyers have a wealth of experience in assisting parents in formulating workable and practical solutions to these issues.
Wherever possible, our Family team helps clients to resolve any disputes through negotiation and agreement – including help with collaborative family law and mediation alongside traditional negotiation models.
However, we recognise that this is not always possible. Should court proceedings be necessary we always pursue these with focus and resolve, never losing sight of our clients’ aims and objectives.
Given our experience, we can advise and assist on issues relating to:
- Residence (with which parent the child or children will live);
- Contact (how often and the manner in which the children will see the parent they do not live with);
- Shared care arrangements;
- Leave to remove (issues relating to the country in which the children will reside);
- Child abduction;
- Financial claims on behalf of children brought by unmarried parents;
- Paternity disputes; and
- Contact arrangements for grandparents.
Whatever the situation, we always remain focused on pursuing the aims of our client, recognising that all cases are different and require careful consideration to craft individual solutions.
The Family team have the ability to pursue matters through the Supreme Court:
- Re D (Recognition and Enforcement of Romanian Order)  EWHC 2756 (Fam),  1 FLR 1272
- Re D (A Child) (International Recognition)  EWCA Civ 12
- Re D (A Child) (Recognition of Foreign Order) (Reunite Child Abduction Centre and another intervening) 
- Re AB (Surrogacy: Consent)  EWHC 2643 (Fam)