Moving abroad with a child can be one of the most significant steps taken in a child's life. Our family law team has extensive experience advising and representing parents and family members who wish to take their child to live abroad or where there is a disagreement, parents who consider the child should remain living in this country.

If one parent does not agree to a move abroad, the other parent requires the permission of the court and these cases are commonly known as 'leave to remove' applications.

How we can help

We offer a depth of experience acting in the Family Court in all aspects of children law disputes. We have a long standing reputation in the field and have built excellent professional relationships with the courts, judges, solicitors, barristers and experts.

Members of the team are experts in various aspects of the international movement of children such as international child abduction and international adoption adding to the depth of expertise we can bring to 'leave to remove' cases.

We can also help with the legal formalities necessary for children to move to or visit another country when there is no disagreement between the parents.

All our solicitors are members of Resolution, and our children law team are also members of the Association of Lawyers for Children and the Law Society Children Panel.

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our family law solicitors on 020 3826 7550 or complete our enquiry form.

Our hourly rates are competitive, offering value for money. 

Charges are usually based on our hourly rates plus administrative charges and disbursements. We will provide you with an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this as your requirements or the circumstances of the work change.