At Hugh James we understand that legal family matters surrounding children can be emotional and difficult for all involved.

These sensitive cases require more than just keen negotiating skills and technical excellence. They require sensitivity, experience and careful consideration of each individual involved, placing the rights of the children at the forefront.

Our expertise in this is wide and deep; successfully supporting families, individual parents and the children involved in a broad range of delicate cases. We are recognised child abduction solicitors with a well regarded international child law specialist team. We also advise on domestic cases including adoptions and contact applications.

We work closely with professional advisors from backgrounds in international law, child protection and other relevant fields to achieve positive results for our clients.

Who do we help?

Our clients come from a range of backgrounds and come to us to resolve complex childcare issues with speed and discretion.

Our childcare specialists can advise in respect of:

  • adoptions;
  • care proceedings;
  • residential and contact applications; and
  • international cases including adoptions and child abduction.


The Hugh James family law team comprises three experienced specialist lawyers, two of whom each have the benefit of more than 25 years’ experience. In addition to more traditional legal services, we are also equipped to offer a specialist advocate conciliatory approach.

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Hodge House
114 - 116 St. Mary Street
Cardiff, CF10 1DY
Tel: 033 0058 5077
Fax: 029 2038 8222

99 Gresham Street
Tel: 020 7936 3453
Fax: 020 3053 8562

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