Where more than one jurisdiction is involved, it is essential to obtain legal advice as quickly as possible.

It is important to know what your rights are and what options are available. Often, speed is crucial in determining the success of a case.

We have a worldwide recognised specialism in cross-jurisdictional and international divorce and children cases. We have advised in cases involving countless different countries across the world and have acted in many ground breaking reported cases. We regularly advise on international forum disputes and financial claims.  We are regarded as second to none in the field of international child abduction, forced marriage and international children disputes.

We have specialists who are cross-qualified in other jurisdictions or are fluent in other languages including Spanish, German, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Swedish, Turkish and Azerbaijani.

Dawson Cornwell includes the Vice President and Fellows of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and members of the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association as well as many other international family law organisations and has well-established connections with other professionals abroad.

“They are the leaders in cases with international legal issues"

Chambers 2020


“an unparalleled case load of high-profile and complex international family law cases"

The Legal 500 2021

“the pre-eminent solicitors in international children work. It is the quality of the work they are doing and it's the creativity of their legal approaches too" 

Chambers 2018

"their biggest strength is in international children work — they are arguably the leading firm"

Chambers HNW 2018