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International Children Law

The Coram international family law team has extensive experience in dealing with private client international law matters.

Our children team is skilled in working on child abduction matters, including:

  • Under the Hague Convention 1980
  • Applications involving jurisdictional issues under Brussels II Revised
  • Forum non conveniens applications
  • Matters involving Rule 16.4 guardians

Our team’s high profile work deals with individuals who are involved in child abduction matters overseas, or who are involved in a domestic dispute where one party is applying to permanently remove a child from the jurisdiction.

In addition to representing in child abduction matters, our team has also advised national offices, such as the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan, on matters of child law as well as local authorities in cases of contested jurisdiction under Article 15 of Brussels II Revised. We also act in child matters including international surrogacy or adoption and forced marriage.

Our barristers understand that international child matters are demanding, with cases developing quickly and requiring immediate action. For this reason, they work with clients to deliver prompt and comprehensive service and are able to make applications on an emergency basis, without or with very short notice to the other party and can also advise by phone in emergency situations.

Read our International Children Law Blog for more information.

International Family Finance

Our family finance team is well versed in cross-jurisdictional finance disputes, where there is a question of allocation of maintenance, division of assets and finances, regulatory jurisdiction, or residual discretionary power. Our barristers have particular experience in appellate work, with cases involving Brussels I Recast, Brussels II Revised, and the Maintenance Regulation.

We are leading counsel on Villiers v Villiers [2018] EWCA Civ 1120, one of the leading spousal maintenance cases involving English and Scottish jurisdiction and which has received national media coverage. Cross-border conundrums such as this are highly complex, involving the division of high-value assets, the interpretation of multiple legislation, and are precedent-setting.

With our team’s financial acumen and analytical approach to financial disputes, we ensure that you are fiercely represented in the most intellectual of disputes. Barristers in our international family finance team have a global practice, representing clients on matters in multi-jurisdictions.

Coram Chambers is able to assist clients with international family law matters at its offices in London and Zurich, providing easy access to legal counsel and the ability to meet face to face with those requiring private client and mediation services across the UK and mainland Europe.

Our members speak multiple languages, allowing us to assist clients in French, Italian, German, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, and Farsi.

We would be pleased to hear from you if you feel our expertise could assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact our Director of Clerking to have a conversation about your needs.