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The International Family Law Group LLP, Helen Blackburn, London, ENGLAND

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Helen Blackburn

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Helen Blackburn is a Partner at iFLG. She specialises in family law concerning children and has a particular expertise in child abduction law and other children cases with an international dimension or involving the cross border movement of children. She represents adults and children in child abduction cases and cases involving arrangements for children, adoption (domestic and intercountry), the reciprocal enforcement of foreign orders, international relocation/leave to remove applications, surrogacy, wardship, forced marriage and jurisdictional disputes.

She is instructed to represent left behind parents with Hague Convention applications on a regular basis at the request of the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit (ICACU). Helen writes for various legal journals/publications. She also lectures to the legal profession. She is accredited by Resolution as a specialist in child abduction and private children law. She is the author of the chapters on international adoption, child abduction and legal aid in ‘The International Family Law Practice’ (Lexis Nexis).


The Child Abduction Lawyers Association (CALA), Resolution (Accredited as a specialist family lawyer), The Law Society and Reunite: International Child Abduction Centre.

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The International Family Law Group LLP  is a ‘go to’ firm for cases with an international element. The team really puts clients at ease and provides solid legal advice and assistance’.Ann Thomas  is ‘highly recommended’ for her work in children and relocation cases and Helen Blackburn  is also regarded as being ‘top of the field’ in international child abduction. Blackburn ‘is caring and tenacious and knows every important detail of her cases’. David Hodson  is ‘very sharp, very reliable and very helpful. If anyone can get a case to settlement he can’. Lucy Greenwood  is ‘accurate, commercial and fast’ and Lucy Loizou combines ‘international knowledge of different laws with excellent clients care’. The firm looks after international and national families and is equally respected for its work in financial and children’s matters relating to relationship breakdown.

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