Emilie joined the Family Law Company in 2016 as a qualified solicitor. She specialises in children and domestic abuse matters, particularly those with an international element.
Emilie undertakes cases under the Hague Convention on Child Abduction, assisting parents abroad who seek the return of children brought into the UK unlawfully. She also helps local parents take urgent legal steps to prevent children being taken out of the UK. Emilie regularly acts for clients abroad seeking contact with a child in this country. Emilie has a sensitive and empathetic approach. She strives to provide clear, focused advice, which is particularly important for clients who do not speak English as a first language.
Emilie takes on legal aid and privately funded clients. The company is a member of the International Child Abduction & Contact Unit panel, a group of specialist law firms approved by the Ministry of Justice to receive abduction and contact cases from other Hague Convention countries. Legal aid is often available for these cases.
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