Tell-tale signs and tips to help prevent your child being abducted

A call for more concerted action to prevent children in parental disputes being abducted overseas comes as yet more disturbing cases hit the headlines. The stark reality is that around 1, 000 British children are taken abroad by the other … Continue reading

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Why you should never take the law into your own hands over child abduction

  By Kate Banerjee, Partner and head of the Children Department Child custody disputes and parental abduction are understandably the most traumatic and sensitive issues in divorce.

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Steps to take if you are concerned your children may be at risk from abduction

By Kate Banerjee, Partner and head of the Children Department The case of a Hampshire woman – who has recently made an emotional appeal on TV for the return of her two children who were abducted by her former partner … Continue reading

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2014 child abduction figures reinforce urgency for greater parental awareness

By Kate Banerjee, Head of our Children’s Department I am saddened but not surprised to hear that the Foreign and Commonwealth office (FCO)  dealt with 553 international child parental abduction and child custody cases across the last 12 months – and … Continue reading

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I am divorced – can I take my kids abroad to live?

Viewers of Eastenders will have felt sympathy for Billy Mitchell when his ex-wife Honey announced that she was relocating to Canada with their two children after one of them had been offered the chance to become a model. A distraught … Continue reading

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People power – the ultimate weapon against child abduction?

By Kate Banerjee, head of our children’s team According to the Office for National Statistics, more than 500 children are abducted within the UK each year, either by a stranger, by someone the child knows or even by their own … Continue reading

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Elsa appeal continues following Tamer Salama High Court decision

Our client Naomi Button – whose six year old daughter Elsa was abducted by her father in Egypt on December 27, 2011 – says she respects this week’s High Court decision to keep him in custody for repeatedly refusing to … Continue reading

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Bring Elsa Home – the human heartache behind global child abduction statistics

By Kate Banerjee, head of our Children’s Department and a Member of the International Child Abduction and Custody Unit. You may have seen our client Naomi Button propelled back into the media spotlight this week on her tenacious campaign to … Continue reading

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Senior politicians add heavyweight support to Naomi Button’s case

The European Parliament’s child mediator Roberta Angelilli is taking on the case of our client Naomi Button following the intervention of Edward McMillan-Scott, MEP for Yorkshire and Humber (Liberal Democrat). Mr McMillan-Scott gave his full support to Naomi’s campaign to … Continue reading

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In the wake of magnificent public support Naomi Button launches Fundrazr account to help bring Elsa home

Kate Banerjee, head of our Children Department, on BBC Breakfast with our client Naomi Button In response to phenomenal support from the public and offers of financial help in the search for her daughter Elsa, our client Naomi Button’s has … Continue reading

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