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Brethertons LLP

Family/Matrimonial

2 ranked lawyersBand 2Thames ValleyUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Experienced team focusing on children cases. Wide-ranging expertise includes Hague Convention cases and international abductions. Also advises on child relocations, contact and custody arrangements. Additional expertise in public law cases, including those involving allegations of significant harm. Further assists with financial remedy cases involving trusts, inheritance issues and assets based abroad.

Strengths

Brethertons LLP earns praise for its experience in cases involving children, with one source reporting that the team is "top notch in the field of international child abduction cases" and particularly highlighting the lawyers' ability to "deal with lawyers in other jurisdictions and really understand the dynamics between English law and foreign law."

Notable practitioners

Gemma Kelsey advises on a wide range of children law matters concerning custody and contact arrangements. She has notable experience in handling international relocation and abduction cases.
"Everything she does is just really sensible." "Gemma Kelsey is a real expert in international children law."

Head of the team Simon Craddock is well known for his specialist expertise in international child relocation proceedings, including Hague Convention cases. He also advises on other complex children matters, including care proceedings.
"Simon Craddock is the leading expert in the field of international children law - he is very experienced and connected around the world."

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Family/Matrimonial


Gemma Kelsey
Up and Coming
Simon Craddock
Band 2