The French Embassy in London estimates that there are somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000 French nationals in the UK. The vast majority of which reside in London. This number is put into perspective when you consider that the third, fourth and fifth largest cities in France (Lyon, Toulouse and Nice) have 448,000, 447,000 and 344,000 residents respectively.
A Russian woman who won a record-breaking £53 million settlement from her former husband has been awarded additional legal costs of more than £1.5 million.
The unnamed woman separated from her husband, a highly successful businessman also from Russia, in 2008, after an 17 year marriage. She filed for divorce in Russia the
A Moscow court has ruled in favour of a London mother caught up in an 11-month custody battle with her ex-husband.
Rachel Neustadt’s ex-husband Ilya took their two sons, aged five and seven, on a holiday to Russia in December last year but did not bring them back.
A 29 year-old British woman is to appeal to the Austrian Supreme Court after losing an appeal for custody of her two children.
Beth Schlesinger, originally from Manchester, moved to Vienna seven years ago,
The father of an eight year-old has failed in his bid to have a child abduction judgement dismissed by the court.
In ET v TZ, a couple had been living in the UK but then moved back to Poland and separated. The father had contact with (saw) his son regularly, but then, on one occasion, took his son away without the mother’s consent and travelled back to England.
The High Court has ruled in favour of a mother caught up in a multinational residence dispute involving the US, Australia, Thailand and the UK.
The married couple lived in the United States, where their first child, a daughter now aged nine, was
A Scottish woman married to Syrian man has secured a divorce from her husband two years after he deserted her to join the continuing armed uprising against President al-Assad.
Jannah Reid, from Dundee, has been trapped in the country with her two sons since her left in 2011, as Syrian law forbade her from leaving without his written consent. Living in an apartment block in capital Damascus, she earned an income teaching the English language to locals.
An Egyptian man jailed for failing to reveal the whereabouts of his missing daughter has had his sentence extended for the third time.
Thirty-five year old Tamer Salama took daughter Elsa from his English ex-wife during a visit to Egypt in December 2011. Naomi Button, from Bramley in Leeds, has not seen the girl since. She is believed to be living with members of his family somewhere in the country.
An Italian mother living in London has failed in her attempt to apply for child maintenance in this country, after a judge ruled that the English courts lacked jurisdiction.
In EA v AP she and her husband, also Italian, enjoyed a wealthy lifestyle in London.
The International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAML) has intervened in an international child abduction case currently before the US Supreme Court.
The academy’s members include family lawyers from 45 different countries. It has
The High Court has granted a US woman’s application for a residence order for her 12 year-old daughter, while her ex-partner pursues separate proceedings in the US.
In N v K, the woman began a relationship in the US with an American man and their daughter, now 12, was born in that country.
After they separated, the woman began a new relationship with a Briton, eventually
Supreme Court: English High Court can intervene in family disputes even if a child is not habitually residentThe Supreme Court has ruled that the English courts can intervene in a dispute over the residence of a British child who has never been to this country.
In the Matter of A (Children) concerned children born to a couple with a Pakistani
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