Child Abduction

Our Bristol-based child abduction experts deal with international child abduction and cases with an international element. The team is headed by Philippa Morgan, a Resolution-accredited specialist who has a wealth of experience in this field and is a member of the Child Abduction and Contact Unit’s specialist lawyers, as well as being on the Reunite lawyers listing. Philippa was named Legal Expert of the Year 2018 at the CILEx National Awards.

We specialise in acting for people whose children have been wrongfully removed or wrongfully kept away from the place they usually live and can put them in touch with lawyers in the appropriate jurisdiction, if necessary. We also advise people who live abroad whose children have been brought to this country and can assist with international contact matters for people who want to relocate abroad.

We also act for defendants who are faced with an application under the Hague Convention.

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Reunite

Reunite is the UK’s leading charity for international child abduction. It provides support, advice and information to parents, family members and guardians whose child has been abducted or who fear abduction. Their advice line is: +44 (0) 116 2556 234.

If appropriate, Lyons Davidson will arrange for Reunite to provide a mediation service for the people involved to discuss their concerns with a neutral person, with the aim of reaching an agreement without the need for to go to court. For more information, please get in touch.

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“Philippa Morgan was available whenever I needed her, even during holiday such as Christmas.  I felt that I was her only focus and that gave me a lot of comfort in a very difficult court procedure.”

“You will never know how thankful I am for all the support you and your team have given me, it is greatly appreciated.”

Our Experts

Philippa Morgan

Philippa Morgan

Head of Family Law

Email: [email protected]

Direct Dial: 0117 904 5923


Iona Phillips

Partner/ Deputy Group Leader: Family Law

Email: [email protected]

Direct Dial: 0117 904 5878


Amber Sutton

Family Law Paralegal

Email: [email protected]

Direct Dial: 0117 302 1420


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