Our child abduction solicitors provide specialist legal advice to help you achieve the outcome you want.

Very committed to their clients and getting the best solution and outcome for them.

– Chambers and Partners (2024)

How Can Our Child Abduction Lawyers Help?

We are international child abduction solicitors ready to advise you on issues of child abduction, international child relocation, and international rights of access.

International children’s law is a technical area of law, and we are one of the few firms with the expertise and experience to provide you with fast and accurate legal advice and the best strategic approach to help you achieve the outcome you want.

Some of our lawyers are accredited by Resolution as specialists, including in child abduction, in recognition of their expertise, and many are multilingual.

We are members of the Child Abduction Lawyers Association, and we are listed in Reunite’s specialist network of lawyers.

Child Abduction

If you are concerned that your child may be taken abroad without your permission, we can act fast to take urgent legal action to stop your child leaving the country before it is too late.

If your child has already left the country, our specialist child abduction solicitors can advise and represent you in High Court proceedings under the Hague Convention 1980 or Wardship proceedings under the Inherent Jurisdiction to seek to find your child and bring them back.

If you are being accused of child abduction by your ex-partner, we can help you.

We have assisted many parents in similar circumstances and can advise you on how to defend the application for your child’s return.

Whatever your circumstances, seeking the right legal advice without delay is essential.

Relocating A Child

Relocating a child to live abroad can be legally complex and fraught with emotions for both parents.

There are many reasons you may be considering relocating with your child: a relationship breakdown, returning ‘home’ to family support, a new partner, or career.

Over the years, we have helped many parents in a similar position to negotiate an agreement with the other parent or, where agreement cannot be reached, to seek ‘leave to remove’ from the Court.

If your ex-partner is considering relocating your child, they cannot do so without your express consent.

Our child abduction lawyers represent many parents seeking to resist their child relocating and offer robust representation to defend any application and to keep your child in England & Wales.

Whatever your circumstances, securing specialist legal advice as soon as possible can greatly increase your chances of the successful outcome you want.

Rights Of Access

If you live abroad, we can help you secure rights of access to your child living in England & Wales or seek to enforce an international Order here.

We can help you with the specialist legal advice required to seek to maintain your relationship with your child over international waters.

Funding Your Case

We offer competitive prices for our work at affordable rates. Click here to find out more.

In certain circumstances, you may be eligible for Legal Aid, and we can advise you further on your funding position.


My whole experience with TV Edwards was fantastic because I had the best solicitor for my child abduction case. I had all the best advice and support from Sarah. As a visitor it was a very difficult journey to attend a case in RCJ. Sarah made it easy for me to face the difficulties and finally we aced it! I will always recommend Sarah for any family matter. She is competent, empathetic and very helpful through out the whole journey.

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