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
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The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has unanimously overturned an earlier appeal court ruling that a seven year boy should not be returned to the United States.
In the Matter of KL concerned a married couple of Ghanaian origin who married in Texas in
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
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
The news that an unrepresented husband involved in a dispute over children assaulted his wife in court and had to be restrained by the judge has heightened concerns about court security as more litigants appear without legal representation. Now, I’m not saying that having a lawyer would have
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,
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
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
Supreme Court: English High Court can intervene in family disputes even if a child is not habitually resident
The 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
Gulf News has compiled a list of the top ten reasons for divorce in the United Arab Emirates.
A 48 year-old Russian woman has been awarded a £53 million divorce settlement by the High Court, an award thought to the highest to date in a contested divorce.
The case of M v M and Yuri Barkov and others concerned an unnamed couple who met in
The Court of Appeal has dismissed a father's application for the return of his children.
In Abduction: Re A, the family had been living in Norway when the father assaulted the mother, a single incident of domestic violence witnesses by the children. The parents split
A High Court judge has thrown out a mother’s bid for the return of her son to Australia.
In CB v CB, the woman, an Australian citizen living in the UK, had a child with a British man. After their separation, the boy lived with his mother in the UK, and had contact
A Dutch woman who launched proceedings against her estranged Swedish husband has failed in her bid to pursue a settlement in the English courts.
In the recently published case of N v N, the woman had married her former husband in
An English teacher has absconded with four of her children after a court ordered them returned to their father in Spain was not in contempt of court when she did so, the High Court has ruled.
Jennifer Jones, now 47, vanished with the children last October, on the day they were due
A Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force has failed to secure the return of his child from England to the US.
In DL v EL, a couple of Ghanaian origin married in Texas in 2005. The father is a US citizen and the mother a legal immigrant with indefinite leave to remain in the UK.
A Russian oil baron and his former wife are locked in a bitter dispute over a home in Hammersmith.
Alexei Golubovich and then wife Olga Mirimskaya moved to London in 2003, and bought the now disputed £6.4 million home, which stands on the banks of the Thames.
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