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James Dunn

Consultant – Family & Divorce



James is a specialist in domestic and international family law matters, particularly involving children.

Primarily, he focuses on:

  • Child abduction matters involving the Hague Convention as well as non-Hague Convention countries;
  • Wardship;
  • Forced Marriage Protection Orders; and
  • Jurisdictional issues.

James is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in child abduction and domestic abuse and is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor through the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit to secure the return of abducted children. He is listed with the international child abduction charity Reunite, as a specialist family lawyer with a particular interest in the field of international parental child abduction and the movement of children across international borders.

James also deals with domestic child arrangement matters, often involving complex issues such as parental alienation.

Out of work James enjoys cooking, cycling, running and socialising. He is a fluent speaker of French and also speaks Spanish and German.

Recent / Notable experience

NM v SM [2023] EWHC 2209 (Fam)

F v M & Ors [2020] EWHC 3532 (Fam)

B v A [2020] EWHC 3138 (Fam)

Amine v Amine [2020] EWHC 2339 (Fam)

West Sussex County Council & The Chief Constable of Sussex Police v F, M, N, P and T [2018] EWHC 1702 (Fam)

T (A Child: Hague Convention Proceedings) [2016] EWHC 3554 (Fam)

TF v PJ [2014] EWHC 1780 (Fam)

Re F (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 275

Key Services

Family & Divorce Lawyers London
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What our clients are saying about James Dunn
Client Testimonial

Your detail oriented and thoughtful approach was a big help to me during an uncertain period. I have successfully negotiated and signed my new contract.

Legal 500 2021

‘James Dunn is an exceptional solicitor who has and continues to go over and beyond expectations. His client care and attention to detail is superb. He is a brilliant, intuitive and compassionate lawyer.