Some of the primary legislation
- Child Abduction Act 1984
- Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985
- Hague Convention on International Aspects of Child Abduction
Some of our recent notable cases
Re E (Children) v SE and others (2011)
On a proper application of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980 the best interests of the child were the primary consideration. However, that did not require a full-blown examination of the child’s future and there was no need for Article 13(b) of the Convention to be narrowly construed.
 UKSC 27 10/06/2011. Reported at  2 WLR 1326
Stephen Knafler QC & Irena Sabic
Re S (2008) (no link available)
Guidance was given to local authorities when applying their duties under Article 20 as a receiving state of a child victim of trafficking between EU states where Brussels II Revised applies.
 EWHC 3013 10/12/2008. Reported at  2 FLR 550.
Jo Delahunty QC