We frequently act for international clients and those whose cases have an international angle. For instance this may be property or business interests abroad, one person living abroad (or wishing to do so) or family connections abroad. We are used to advising on jurisdiction for international cases and on relocation and arrangements for children when one or more country is involved.
We also have excellent relationships with a wide group of specialist family lawyers worldwide. Partners in the Family team are also active members of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. William Longrigg is currently President Elect, and the Immediate Past President of the European Chapter of this organisation. It is likely that if you need to take advice on family issues in another country (inside Europe or elsewhere) before, during or after your situation is resolved we will be able to refer you to one of our contacts whom we have worked with previously. Even when cases are proceeding in England there are frequently aspects involving children or property which need to be dealt with abroad at some stage.
Members of our team speak a number of languages and are accustomed to speaking to their clients and foreign lawyers in particular in French, German and Italian.
The full service nature of Charles Russell Speechlys also means we have contacts internationally in any other sectors where advice or assistance is required. We also have a dedicated Family practice in the Middle East (based in Manama) from which office we can offer assistance to clients throughout the Gulf states. In addition, we can offer assistance to clients based in Switzerland (or nearby European countries) through our Geneva office.