Dylan Evans

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Dylan has considerable experience in private law proceedings. In addition to contact disputes and disputes as to where and with whom a child should live, his recent cases have included applications for permission to relocate overseas and private law applications under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008.

Dylan is a child care advocate with considerable experience gained in representing local authorities, parents, Children’s Guardians and the Official Solicitor within care proceedings. The care proceedings often involve complex allegations of sexual abuse or serious non-accidental injury. Recent cases have included representing children in radicalisation cases and inter jurisdictional placements.

Reported cases
19th March 2014 | Bailii

EH (Supervision Order) [2014] EWCC B78 (Fam)

Local Authority criticised by the Judge for its conduct in care proceedings, which conclude by way of a Supervision Order and a Residence Order for the child to live with the father.
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18th July 2008

Medway Council v G and Others [2008] EWHC 1681 (Fam)

Publicity — Care proceedings — Final orders not yet made — Public debate — Summary of facts — Whether comment on proceedings to date would breach child's human rights
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7th June 2007

Re K (Order Delay) [2007] EWHC 2090 (Fam)

Care proceedings — Disclosure — Late issue of order by the court — Police failure to comply with order — Local authority's duty to join police and seek urgent directions
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Dylan is experienced in matrimonial finance cases, proceedings involving cohabitation disputes and claims under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989. Recent cases include arguments as to the application of res judicata in maintenance disputes.

Reported cases
22nd January 2015 | Bailii

N v N (Child Maintenance) [2015] EWHC 514 (Fam)

Appeal allowed in respect of dismissal of a wife's application to enforce child maintenance payments despite a decision by a US Court on the same issue already having been made.
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Dylan has experience in cases involving the international movement of children, including Hague and non-Hague abductions and the recognition and enforcement of foreign orders pursuant to Brussels II and the 1996 Hague Convention. Recent abduction cases have included representing an Italian father in High Court proceedings (seeking the return of the children to Italy) and representing a Lithuanian mother seeking to defend an allegation of abduction and for permission to remain in the UK. Dylan has also undertaken international and domestic relocation cases, most recently in obtaining permission for a non-consensual relocation to the U.S.A.

Professional Memberships

Grays Inn
Family Law Bar Association
Human Rights Lawyers Association