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17,000 air miles add up for the return of abducted children

At a time when we are concerned about the effects of air travel on global warming, and the impact of the war in Ukraine on fuel prices, it may seem inappropriate to mention air miles. But there is one set ...

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05.09.2022

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Relocating with your child after separation

During any separation or divorce, one of the primary concerns will be the impact on any children.  It is unavoidable that change will occur in everybody’s lives, and there may be the time when you decide that a relocation is ...

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14.04.2021

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International child abduction – Frequently asked questions

The child abduction team at Miles & Partners Solicitors has extensive experience in cases of international child abduction when children are bought to England and Wales from another jurisdiction without the consent of the other parent. Here are the answers ...

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25.02.2021

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US custody agreement opens the door for a child to remain in England

Case ref [2017] EWCA Civ 2177 In proceedings brought under the Hague Convention, Amanda Dench represented a mother who had been accused of the wrongful abduction of her son from the USA to England and who was appealing a decision ...

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15.01.2018

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Do you have authority to take your children on holiday?

For unmarried, separated or divorced parents, taking your child on holiday can require careful negotiation with the other parent, especially if you do not have parental responsibility for your child. Having parental responsibility means that you can make decisions about ...

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19.04.2017

Testimony of teenage children safeguards mother from prison sentence after they are not returned to Spain

Case report: Cambra v Jones & Jones [2014] EWHC 2264 (Fam) An English mother of five children faced a potential prison sentence after two of her children were not returned to return to Spain to live with their father as ...

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14.12.2014

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Spain contempt successfully defended by Amanda Dench

In the Matter of an application by Her Majesty’s Solicitor General for the committal to prison of Jennifer Marie Jones for alleged contempt of court [2013] EWHC 2579 (Fam) Amanda Dench successfully defended an application heard by the President of ...

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29.11.2014

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Return of child to Iran blocked

M (A Child) (Wardship) Amanda Dench successfully defended proceedings issued by an Iranian father for the return of a child to the UAE. The family had lived together in Dubai where the parents’ marriage had broken down. The father refused ...

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29.11.2014

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Reconcilation in Turkey

C (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 204 Amanda Dench represented a left-behind father in Turkey whose daughter had been brought to the UK by her mother without his consent. The mother initially agreed to a return, and then sought to ...

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29.11.2014