Child Abduction FAQs

The worst nightmare for any parent is the sudden abduction of their child. In most cases the child is taken by the other parent or a close relative.

Quick intervention is essential in order to achieve a good outcome and ensure the child is kept safe. Precautions can be taken when you foresee that your child might be taken from you without your permission. In all cases expert legal advice is vital.

Ben Hoare Bell has a dedicated Child Abduction team, led by specialist Family lawyer Cris McCurley.

Cris is a member of the Reunite specialist panel and the International Child Abduction & Contact unit (ICACU) panel for Hague Convention countries and has experience of Hague Convention and non-convention work. Solicitors are only accredited on the ICACU panel if they meet specific criteria and strict requirements for doing the work.

Prevention of abduction is obviously far better and easier than a situation where the child has already been taken. If you are concerned that your child is at risk of being abducted either in this country or abroad please contact us to discuss how we can help you.

We can offer appointments at our Newcastle, Gateshead, Middlesbrough and Sunderland offices.

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