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Simon Craddock

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Brethertons LLP

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Family department, Banbury and London.


Simon Craddock is a specialist in international child abduction law. He is one of only a handful of qualified lawyers in the UK who is a member of the International Child Abduction Hague Convention and Wardship panel and is highly experienced in child abduction law and qualified to take on this type of work. Simon is one of the few recommended solicitors endorsed by Reunite and ICACU. His family law expertise includes ancillary relief matters, and he has a deep understanding of international family law. Simon recently became a member of the International Bar Association and has had two published cases: M v M [2010] EWHC 3350 and D and N v D (by her guardian) [2011] EWHC 471.


Trained Cuff Roberts, Liverpool, qualified 1990. Shoosmiths 1994-2000; Brethertons LLP partner 2000 to date. Specialist Hague Convention Lawyer since 2001; Resolution mediator since 1997; Resolution accredited specialist since 2002; Law Society Children Panel member since 1999.


The Ministry of Justice Hague Convention Panel, Resolution –accredited specialist; Resolution –trained mediator; Resolution –trained collaborative lawyer; The Law Society –Children Panel lawyer (parents); Association of Lawyers for Children; REUNITE law listed member; application to become a member of the International Bar Association is pending (2011).


Harrogate Grammar School; Liverpool University (1987 LLB Hons); Chester College of Law (1988).


Running, walking, golf.

South East: Private client

Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Craddock - Brethertons LLP

Within: Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Brethertons LLP fields ‘a competent and caring team of committed lawyers, who work tirelessly to get the best outcome for families’. Sally Clark heads the Bicester practice, while Simon Craddock leads the Banbury team. Craddock has ‘top-level expertise’ in international child abduction cases but his ‘knowledge across family law knows no bounds’; he has been particularly active in Hague Convention proceedings with associate Gemma Kelsey, who is ‘one to watch for jurisdictional matters’. Key figures also include solicitor Anna Pugh, who ‘works immensely hard for her clients’, and associate Matthew Montanaro. The firm experienced an uptick in divorce proceedings, civil partnership dissolution disputes and surrogacy cases. Other areas of expertise include leave to remove, cohabitee and care proceedings.

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