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Hague Convention implications

Potential Hague Convention implications need to be considered at an early stage.

A recent case (C v D [2013] EWHC 2989 Fam) has sought to remind all legal practitioners about the need to identify any children cases with an international element. 

If there is any suggestion that a child previously lived in a different jurisdiction and one of the parents wishes for the child to return there, it is vital to think about whether the Hague Convention could in principle apply, and if so this should be brought to the Court's attention. Even if children proceedings are not being brought, the solicitor must still warn the parent of the potential application that could be made against them under the Hague Convention, even after a child has been in the country for a substantial period of time.

The area of international children law is complex, and international elements can arise in many "run of the mill" cases. It is therefore important to seek advice from specialist solicitors, and here at Crosse + Crosse we have particular expertise in this area, as we are on the referral list of the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit (ICACU) and also part of the network of specialist family lawyers established by Reunite International, the leading UK charity in the movement of children across international borders. 

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