Adoption is a complex process. The details and legal considerations for adoption proceedings are often unique and delicate.
We help parents adopting children across borders, including advising on the cross-border recognition of adoption orders. We can provide support and legal representation services through the court process, as well as helping resolve immigration or nationality issues for your child.
Our experience includes:
- International adoptions
- Second parent adoptions
- Recognition of foreign domestic adoptions
- Specialist wills and estate planning
Charles Russell Speechlys were the instructed lawyers for the adopters in the case of Re A (Foreign Adoption Recognition)  EWHC 3468 (Fam) in relation to the recognition of a foreign adoption order under English law.
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The family court’s role in micro managing 'trivial' disputes
The recent decision has dealt with the family court’s role in micro managing “trivial” disputes in relation to children
Nesting following separation: creative solution or logistical nightmare?
Grandparents’ rights: does Thomas Markle have a right to see his grandchildren?
Reflections on ‘Torn Apart: Family Courts Uncovered’
William Longrigg quoted by Spear's on the increase in complex financial cases where sizeable assets go missing
Untangling the UK/Swiss Knot: Dealing with a cross border estate
What do the family need to think about following the death of a Swiss person with some UK connections?
Barclay v Barclay: A Stark Reminder for Badly Behaved High-Profile Litigants
David considers the Barclay v Barclay case and if the judgment should be published, given it's severe criticism of Lord Barclay's conduct
Felicity Chapman writes for eprivateclient on what happens when a party dies mid-way through a financial claim on or after a divorce
In the case of Hasan v Ul-Hasan, Mostyn J considered whether the wife could continue an application after the husband’s death.
To what extent is fault considered on a divorce?
What happens when a party dies mid-way through a financial claim on or after a divorce?
The impact of health issues when dealing with a financial claim on divorce
Celebrating Pride month - evolutions in family law
Predatory marriages - renewed call for reform
William Longrigg quoted by The Times and the Daily Mail on the High Court's ruling in Ayeh-Kumi v The Lord Chancellor & Anor
The High Court found that a wife was within her rights to divorce her husband because he worked long hours and missed holidays.
Joshua Green writes for City AM on dealing with cryptocurrency assets during a divorce
Divorces are complicated on many levels, but especially so when it comes dividing up and assigning financial assets and future payments.
Exclusion clauses in freezing orders
The principles illustrated in Crowther v Crowther and Moutreuil v Andreewitch.