Standard orders—child abduction
Standard orders—child abduction

The following Family practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Standard orders—child abduction
  • Finalised child abduction standard orders

Standard orders—child abduction

This Practice Note provides information about, and access to, child abduction standard orders issued by the President of the Family Division, including in relation to proceedings under the 1980 Hague Convention, the 1996 Hague Convention, the Family Law Act 1986 and Brussels II bis (where applicable under transitional and saving provisions post-Brexit). Orders issued include those in relation to directions, disclosure, return and non-return orders, transfers and wardship. It also includes details of the remit and purpose of the standard orders project and considers the status of the standard orders generally.

In some cases, consideration may need to be given to the impact of the withdrawal of the UK from the EU (Brexit). 11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. See Practice Notes:

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