Call us now

  • Paisley 01418896458Existing Clients: 0141 889 6458
  • Greenock 01475888286Existing Clients: 01475 888 286

Child Abduction Lawyers

If you are facing allegations of child abduction, The Robert Kerr Partnership can help. Where a parent removes a child from the UK without proper consent, this can result in serious criminal charges and many legal challenges, but our lawyers can help.

We have years of experience in handling cases involving alleged child abduction. We understand how sensitive child and family issues can be, so we not only fight for your interests but the interests of your children too. To discuss your specific circumstances, call us today. If you are currently facing child abduction charges there is no time to delay, get the advice of a specialist solicitor now by calling 0141 413 5575 or complete our online form and we will get back to you right away.

Child Abduction Lawyers in Paisley & Greenock

Being accused of child abduction may come as a surprise to you, especially if you have left a problematic or unsafe living situation with your child - we can help.

With increased global mobility, it is easier than ever before to travel and settle in other parts of the world, but in order to remove a child from the UK even your own child, you must obtain the consent of the child’s other parent, legal guardian or get the permission of the court. Where you have failed to do this, you could face charges of international child abduction. This is not only in relation to permanently removing a child, but also for short trips and even a holiday, or trip to visit family overseas. For example, if you are from another country but have settled with your child and partner in Scotland, if your relationship breaks down, you must obtain the consent of the child’s parent or legal guardian in order to take the child with you to visit family in your home country.

Child abduction is governed by the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 which puts the welfare of the child as the paramount concern. The Act outlines that no person is entitled to remove a habitually resident in Scotland child under the age of 16 without the consent of both parents, or the person with parental responsibility for the child.

There are, however, defences available to parents who have removed a child without consent, and our specialist lawyers can ensure that your case has the best chance of success. We have acted in complex and challenging child abduction cases to secure favourable outcomes for our clients.

Contact our Child Abduction Defence Lawyers Today

Our child abduction solicitors in Paisley and Greenock have over 100 years of combined experience in

successfully defending our clients in every kind of criminal case in Scotland. We cover Glasgow, Greenock, Port Glasgow, Kilmacolm, Gourock, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, Barrhead, Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire and every police station and court in Scotland.

Contact us immediately for free, initial legal advice 24 hours per day. Call us in Paisley on 0141 413 5575 or Greenock on 0147 529 1209 or fill out our online form and we will call you back shortly.

Bail Undertakings

Have the police released you to attend court at a later date? We can advise and appear with you.

Police Station Consultations

You have the right to a solicitor if you have been detained for interview. We will attend or advise you.

Get in touch


We represent our clients daily in any court in Scotland. If you have been charged, we can help.






Please let us know your name.



Please enter a valid phone number



Please let us know your email address.



Please let us know your message.

Please tick the box below to confirm

Invalid Input





Make your defence our business. Initial expert legal advice is free! Fill out our online form or call us 24/7.

Call us now

  • Paisley 01418896458Existing Clients: 0141 889 6458
  • Greenock 01475888286Existing Clients: 01475 888 286