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Dominic Pisano and the other partners and staff have proved to be experts in their respective fields and both courteous and friendly. They personally helped with a complicated and sophisticated property matter – their expertise and technical ability shone through. I have also introduced clients and friends for divorce/family and immigration law advice – they have been equally impressed with this professional firm.
Lee Davis

Re F (Abduction: Unborn Child) [2006] EWHC 2199 (Fam)

The mother left Wales during her pregnancy with the father’s consent. She travelled to Israel but then she stayed there and did not come back. The father wanted her to return under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980. The father’s proccedings in England and Wales had been stayed but he sought additional help from the courts. He got a declaration regarding the habitual residence of the mother and child at the time of the birth. The judge refused to lift the stay on proceedings and did not grant the declaration in sought. The usual approach on the facts was to look for some physical presence, and this child had never been physically present in the jurisdiction. As the habitual residence of the child in this case was Israel, the courts in the U.K. cannot judge on this case, because it should be judged in Israel.

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