International child abduction occurs when a child is removed from the country they live in or is retained in another country following an agreed trip by one parent without the other parent’s consent. Our children law team has extensive experience in securing the safe return of children who have been wrongfully removed or retained and assisting parents who have removed their children without the necessary consent.
The legal process for returning a child to their home country will depend on which country they have been abducted to. Our team and network of specialist overseas family lawyers can advise on what action you should take. We work with clients to secure an outcome that is in the best interests of the child and support and guide parents through each step of the process.
Divorce and separation
Court and alternatives
"Stewarts' divorce and family team is a litigation powerhouse that has a top array of vastly experienced lawyers"The Legal 500
"The team are highly sought after by ultra-high net worth individuals to advise on complex financial and children matters."Chambers
"This impressive team handles a broad range of work, including international divorces, marital wealth disputes and private law matters concerning children."Chambers
Meet the Children Law Team
Our Children Law Team is recognised for its deep expertise in private children law, ranked in Chambers and noted for its “high level of experience and commitment”.
In an article in The Times, head of department Stephen Foster is “praised for leading Stewarts’ phalanx of family lawyers to the top of the pack”.