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Brethertons LLP

STRATHMORE HOUSE, WATERPERRY COURT, MIDDLETON ROAD, BANBURY, OX16 4QD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01295 270999
Fax:
Fax 01295 257575
Email:
Web:
www.brethertons.co.uk

Simon Craddock

Tel:
Work 01295 661430
Email:
Brethertons LLP

Work Department

Family department, Banbury and London.

Position

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.

Career

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.

Member

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).

Education

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

Leisure

Running, walking, golf.


South East: Private client

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

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Craddock - Brethertons LLP

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West Midlands: Private client

Family: elsewhere in the West Midlands

Within: Family: elsewhere in the West Midlands

Brethertons LLP  is 'a leading regional firm' with 'a growing and deserved national reputation as specialist family lawyers'. Linda Jones  co-heads the team and is notably strong in advising on divorce-related financial issues. Fellow practice head Simon Craddock  is a an expert in complex children cases and recently advised on a damages claim from a child who had been left in the care of an allegedly unfit parent by the local authority. He also acted on a case on behalf of a child who was wrongfully removed from one of her parents and moved to the USA.  Associate solicitor Rachel Adams  specialises in matrimonial finances and is 'determined', 'intelligent', 'efficient' and 'compassionate'. Associate solicitor Kim Lehal  is an expert on cases involving international child abduction, forced marriages and honour-based violence.

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